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09-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Well ya'll don't laugh,but wanted to start a thread of a true beginner and show my progress and hope one day soon with ya'lls help I will be able to build something,,So here goes--The first pic is of 4 pc's of angle iron I yried my hadn at.:(

09-20-2011, 07:17 PM
The 2nd pic is some Kawie showroom tags welded to two AC braces that I stuck togather.

09-20-2011, 07:25 PM
the two lawn mower blades in #2 pic will show up again.I circled the back of the AC braces so you can see where they were joined togather.

09-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Ok here comes the LM blades---:shock:

09-20-2011, 07:33 PM
Not the prettiest I've seen but not the ugliest either. I'd say you are off to a pretty good start. All it takes is lots of practice and a few helpful tips. We can handle the second part here.

09-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Most of the sticks I used were 6013.I have some 6011 ,but they want to stick at the start of the welds real bad.Here is a pic of my LcheapO welder.I know I know:oops:I'm lookin at that 140 of LG's.Also posted a pic of my oldest Craftman a.c..Any and all info I will be thankful for so ya'll don't hold back.LOL:D

Thanks gadget,I'm not gonna give up:shock:

09-20-2011, 08:42 PM
That welder I'm tryin to work with there is hard to figure out! I have noticed that it pushes a bead lots better than a pulled bead? Maybe just me?The one thing that really bothers me about it is the cycle off.Just when you really get goin good it quits .

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Also I may have started this thread in the wrong forum?Sorry if I did---Gene

09-20-2011, 10:32 PM
I may be wrong on this,but try turning your amps up,it seems like its not hot enough,and try to be a little smoother on your stick movement on the lawn mower blades.Hard to see the pics for me,but good for a beginner.

09-21-2011, 01:26 PM
Keep practicing - don't give up. I'm no expert, but I have improved over time. - and I agree with Gilly - I think you need more heat for that thickness of metal - looks like not much penetration.

09-21-2011, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the input guys(gilly and arandall)I got some more pic's to put up here on a sec.

09-21-2011, 07:02 PM
Well I guess I'm gonna have to get me some scrap metal.I live way out so just running to town with gas like it is,is something I put off as long as I can.I tried welding some ole chrome mc h.bars today.Just fooling around----:arrow:

09-21-2011, 07:18 PM
Did you grind the chrome away first? If not you should next time.

09-21-2011, 07:20 PM
I stuck it around in spots,but at first when I would go to lay a bead it would glow up good and then spread out some.I had alot up filling in to do when it was over.Also wanted to show the little ole metal table I was using there I found it,it swevels and I put some casters on the feet so it moves around pretty easy.:lol:

09-22-2011, 05:03 AM
Did you grind the chrome away first? If not you should next time.

Naw I did not,but I will from now own and thanks for the info gadget!!

09-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Try doing some beads on the flat part of one of the lawn mower blades. Do maybe 10 or 12 passes. Increase the amps on each pass. Look at each bead and see what you get.

09-22-2011, 10:13 AM
Try doing some beads on the flat part of one of the lawn mower blades. Do maybe 10 or 12 passes. Increase the amps on each pass. Look at each bead and see what you get.

Very good common sense solution,and more practice all in one.

09-22-2011, 10:19 AM
Great work, you are making very good progress, we are very eager to see how these projects unfold and what other ideas you have, thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.



09-22-2011, 12:27 PM
Thanks to all ya'll for support and great info.I can't wait to get some more pic's on tonight as I rewired the LcheapO welder for a 220 outlet and WOW what a difference.You can now up the amps and it won't cycle off and the eagerness to find something new to weld on is way up.Pic's later own and thanks again ya'll.


09-22-2011, 06:56 PM
Here are several pic's. After I got the 220 plug on man thangs changed.I welded a short rusty piece of 3/4 in. rebar to two more lawnmower blades then just kinda grinded ever thing down and welded some more and played with the heat settings and stick sizes and welded some beads on the lawnmower blades also like KHK said.Feel like I may have made some progress???:arrow:

09-22-2011, 07:09 PM
Sorry for the poor quality of the pic's.The camera I have is over 10yrs old and I need to update that as well!! More pic's

09-23-2011, 08:06 PM
Just putin up some more pic of some welds I did today of some ole rusty metal that I found.

09-24-2011, 10:52 AM
Looks like they are getting better. Practice is all you need.

09-24-2011, 06:52 PM
Yea I did a bunch more today and seem to be getting the feel for it a little better.I think one day next week that I gonna get me several sticks of angle iron and try my hand a building a couple ramps for my 16ft.trl.I have another smaller one that I'm gonna tack a metal floor in.I'll be postin pic's.

Thanks Gadget for your opion means alot,Gene

10-07-2011, 06:19 PM
here is a lil ole welders cart I made out of some angle I had and a wooden dolly.The trl pic is one I'm gonna try tack weld a floor in.

10-07-2011, 06:25 PM
Trl had an old wood floor in it and I tore it all out and cut the bolts out and am gonna clean it up and paint it,and put new metal floor in.Thats an old Ford straight axle there.

10-07-2011, 06:30 PM
Is that a weld bead on the edge of the gray top piece? If so it's a very nice one. Pretty slick cart.

10-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Gadget,man I wish it was,but I can't tell a lie thats braided fuel line split to keep the welder from rubbing the metal.

10-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Oh well, it looks pretty anyway

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You going to put some support under the floor. Looks pretty open there.

10-08-2011, 06:02 AM
That's a nice old trailer to start with.I agree with more bracing underneath for support,but don't get carried away with it.I over built mine and now it is way to heavy.

10-08-2011, 07:00 AM
Thanks guys,yea I've already got some angle that I'm gonna weld in for more bracing and make it easer to stick the metal panels to because I will be using scrap cut to place along the braces.This way i figure I won't have to turn it over and weld under side.I guessing with a solid plate thats what I would have to do?

10-08-2011, 09:33 AM
Nice cart. The rubber hose does look like a weld, it's a fooler

10-08-2011, 09:55 AM
last of the pics for the repo truck, and an ornamental "archway" - FreeWeldingForum.com Welding Gallery (http://www.longevity-inc.com/forum/gallery/showimage.php?i=171&catid=member&imageuser=2584) <------- this is what a 6013 weld should look like..... try a slight whip motion when running the rod..... ive found the 6013's like it most when they are run perpendicular to the weld puddle in all position.....

10-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Thats real nice and thanks for the tip.

11-09-2011, 07:10 AM
Heck of a nice looking stick weld.

12-01-2011, 04:40 PM
nice looking weld as always sic