Re: [DMCForum] Learning vs. Self-teaching
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Re: [DMCForum] Learning vs. Self-teaching



It's more art than science...  We proved it here not too long ago that
anyone can take a MIG that is properly set and make 2 pieces of steel
stick.  The weld might not look good or have the proper penetration but
it can be done.

Even with someone to teach you the only way to get good is to practice. 
Scrap metal can usually be picked up from local shops for nothing or a
very minimal fee, gas, filler, and other consumables are all very
affordable.  I probably went through a 2 sets of tanks and 5lbs of rods
before I could get a good looking and strong gas weld or brazed joint.


Andrei



cruznmd wrote:

>Gary is right. Welding is half-science, half-art.
>
>When my crumple tube collapsed I checked out all kinds of books from
>the library and read about welding, soldering and brazing thinking I
>was going to "teach" myself how to weld and fix my car myself.
>
>Yeah right, and I'm a Chinese jet pilot.
>
>I learned a lot about the theory, types of welding, heat control,
>melting points of metals and such but without equipment and LOTS of
>metal to practice on, and someone to show you how to move your hands,
>and control the heat, you'd waste a battleship's worth of metal
>before you figure it out for yourself.
>
>I'd love to take a course on it though.
>
>
>Rich A.
>
>

>



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