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my hands have metal splinters from helping g build her chopper [Aug. 16th, 2005|10:06 am]
... it's the best ride in the gang!

my dad found my myspace... he better behave.

tonight, drinks with vestalvixen

tomorrow, scul night ride. j is gonna kill me.

thurs, learn to weld!!!!

[User Picture]From: shephi
2005-08-16 03:07 pm (UTC)
your dad found your myspace? my sister found mine this week and I thought _that_ was bad...
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-08-16 03:25 pm (UTC)
how is Tromsø this time of year?

ya, he's an overbearing christian preacher. it's a long story.

do i know you?
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[User Picture]From: jorach
2005-08-16 03:46 pm (UTC)
What type of welder will you be learning on?

I'm a pro TIG welder, the trick is steady hands and smooth motions. You start off by melting a little bit of steel on each piece into a tiny little puddle, and then using the torch you drag that puddle all the way down the joint.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-08-16 03:51 pm (UTC)
mig. i don't know much (at all) yet, but i appreciate any input.
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[User Picture]From: jorach
2005-08-16 03:55 pm (UTC)
MIG is a whole different ball game. You could potentially be using flux which adds to the equation. Basically you use the flux to draw the little blob of molten metal down the joint, too much flux will weaken the joint, not enough flux will cause it to be difficult to weld.

Welding is a fine art, be patient - it's hard.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2005-08-16 03:59 pm (UTC)
thank you oh wise master....

i'll be posting my progress.
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