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I'm interested in Metal (not Mental) Fabrication....

In fact making Stuff, Ok with MIG/Stick, just learning TIG..

Any comments?

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My Technique using TIG is probably wrong through lack of knowledge as I blow big holes in any thin material?

 

Anyone any suggestions for improvements?

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22 hours ago, DeZeus said:

My Technique using TIG is probably wrong through lack of knowledge as I blow big holes in any thin material?

 

Anyone any suggestions for improvements?

Anyone? TIG Experienced........who can TIG Weld?

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I know a great tig welder with many years experience. When he is doing work for me, he often expalins he's doing it in a particular way, particular settings, for a particular reason. You need to go on a course and learn it properly. I've picked up a mig and joined two bits of metal together for quick bodge jobs, but that doesn't mean I can weld.

 

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Going on Courses costs too much, for an OAP I'm just wanting some general pointers!

22 minutes ago, woodview said:

I know a great tig welder with many years experience. When he is doing work for me, he often expalins he's doing it in a particular way, particular settings, for a particular reason. You need to go on a course and learn it properly. I've picked up a mig and joined two bits of metal together for quick bodge jobs, but that doesn't mean I can weld.

 

Unless you could give me maybe his number, name, contact details etc..

he's a Tig Welder of little use to further me forward......with guidance.

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3 minutes ago, DeZeus said:

Going on Courses costs too much, for an OAP I'm just wanting some general pointers!

Unless you could give me maybe his number, name, contact details etc..

he's a Tig Welder of little use to further me forward......with guidance.

he is also a busy man doing a job. he would tell you the same - go on a course.

It's like saying I want to learn to cook, can somebody tell me how.

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True..A Wise Man....

16 hours ago, woodview said:

he is also a busy man doing a job. he would tell you the same - go on a course.

It's like saying I want to learn to cook, can somebody tell me how.

 said catch a Man a Fish, you can feed him for a Day!

but give a Man a Net, then teach him to Fish, he could Feed him, his family Etc ..

Until his Fish is Extinct?

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5 hours ago, DeZeus said:

True..A Wise Man....

 said catch a Man a Fish, you can feed him for a Day!

but give a Man a Net, then teach him to Fish, he could Feed him, his family Etc ..

Until his Fish is Extinct?

exactly. Go on that course.

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Sadly Courses seem to vary from £200 - 2000 from one day to 3 Yrs can't see that happening soon on what this caring Govt generously Give......me!

Might start a Donations Page?....

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When I mentioned Donations, I meant, Donations of Small bits of Off cuts, like unwanted, pieces of Metal, any considered, would collect, so I can practice....TIG.....

 

I mean some Metals are expensive, to dispose of, or to acquire and I'd sooner, create something like an Art Sculpture else destroy it personally via TIG than it join landfill,  it's my form of making my environmental hobby... cheaper...

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On 12/16/2018 at 6:08 PM, speedypete0 said:

use a smaller electrode and turn the power down

Thanks Speedypete0:

That's the reply which I was expecting, in constructive suggestions...

I will try that.

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