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You got some undercut and what not in there. but looks pretty good tho. I assume your running spray looking at your weld and equipment ( when else do you need a drum of wire ha). So what are you making in the photo?
 

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Self taught but i have confidence in my welds.

i didnt weld that crappy one on the edge of the corner but the rest was me.
its a hinge for a fence with a bit of undercut.



There can be some improvement here.


welded in my bolt in notch, i should have done an uphill weld but i dont have too much practice doing that technique so i did a downhill instead, from what i hear it doesn't penetrate as much.



either way i have seen worse lol. always looking for ways to improve my welds, its something i take pride in, especially on a vehicle when suspension is involved.
 

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I had some undercut for sure, needed to run a stringer first. Its a coupler for a front end loader, the part that hooks to the bucket, We make all sorts of heavy construction stuff where I work. Coupler area is the best, always a different piece, lots of turns, not just a bunch of 10ft long welds, some multi pass welds too. Spray transfer is the shit, besides the heat it puts off.


bean dip they look good, I am self taught. A lot of guys I work with that are welders are self taught, most of them actually. Makes me feel good when I weld something that looks better than a guy who went to school and has been doing it longer.
 

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I remember the thread but wouldnt hurt having a new one.
 

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I just got a job welding heres where I am no formal training after three weeks. Pics of what I weld and my welder too.
You got a job as a welder, doing structural welds on heavy equipment with no prior welding experience at all, on the job or otherwise? Please tell me what company you work for so I can avoid it.

That looks like a robotic welder. More pics?

In the other thread you said you worked in the grinding department.

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you want even lapping close lapping.. together keeping the molten pool going with small circles like chevy power's. I love love love metal. Love the smell of welding and cutoff saws and plasma cutting.. I grew up round the shit. Something that if you are not around or don't know about.. wouldn't know about. Good looking welds, and a great thread!
 

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well i passed mine. but all you have to do for mig is a 6in vertical up pulsed spray weld which consists of 3 passes. and it costs 85 dollars for the certification plate. im pretty sure that there is a seperate one for mig welding aluminum also.
 

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i just graduated from Hobart welding school. ill post up what weldments i have laying around still tomorrow. And the TCI front clip i welded on a 66 fastback at work
 

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Welded with a lincoln 170. I am self taught too.

The welds were ground down and redone on this pic. I had a hard time getting the settings right for the sch80 for some reason.


 

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ill throw a few up.

308 Stick rods, on 5/8" steel plate. Dont ask why i used a stainless rod on carbon steel. Was just doing what i was told. I tried talking them into letting me use a 7024, but nope. 308 it was. stupid considering the rest of the assembly was done with a 7024 or 7018.






Some mig work on a frame i was building for a hardbody. Still haven't finished it yet.









Some tig aluminum passes i made when i first got my tig welder


some beer cans that needed to be welded together:

 

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Them are some sweet welds
 
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