anKo writes – “I’m teaching myself to weld… I picked up the ARC welder this morning and completed the minimal assembly required. I named him “Sparky”. It was either that or “Dr. threat-O-death”. I spent a solid 20 minutes outside practicing sparking an ARC. I think that’s what it’s called. Not easy for a first timer. With practice, who knows.
My fear of routers has now been replaced with my fear of the welder. With a router, worst case scenario involves a rotating blade taking a bite of your fingers. The welder combines my healthy fear of electricity, fire, and going blind.
The welder included a rather cheap welding mask. I decided to modify it in the spirit of Halloween. Maybe the sight of the mask will scare off evil injury-causing spirits. Or maybe I end up fusing my fingers together.” – Link.
- Getting a decent weld using flux cored wire (and other … – Link.
- Welding resources – Link.
- Metal bending, welding and more.. – Link.
- Welding resources (more) – Link.
- Emergency welding using automotive batteries – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
- Primer: Welding by Mister Jalopy in Primer. If you need metal stuck together, there is no quicker path than buying a portable 110-volt wire-feed welder. Mr. Jalopy’s introduction to welding will help you understand the process and show how you can be a welder by the end of the weekend–and end up with a couple of jigs for the effort. MAKE 03 – Page 158. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition!