Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ugly baby!!

We got our low power Miller EconoTIG welder running last night at work. OK, OK, my brother got the TIG welder working and so far no blown breakers. We also have a small mill that we need to get online. Can you guess where I am going with this?? NO?? Well I'll tell ya. I think I am going to try and weld up a frame of my own. Nothing crazy, just something to do for fun and the experience.

The real challenge will of course be that I have dome some MIG and not very much of it and never TIG. It is still going to be a blast and as always I welcome the challenge.

Anyone who wants to try and do the same (and is willing to share some expenses for expendables and maybe some simple jigs) is welcome!! Weve got a fridge that always has some beer in it too. Wait, beer and newbie welding...maybe not!!

It may be days, weeks or even months before I get to it, but it sure will be fun-thats all I know for sure. And the finished product? Something only its mother could love!!


Gary said...

I'm game!! Well, to drink beer at least... I used to do a fair amount of arc welding on my uncles' farm. Had some formal training in arc welding and brazing during H.S. VoAg. But that was about 10 years ago, and I've never seen or done MIG or TIG.

(bet y'all dint no I'z a farm boy)

You should see if Zak or Bob would be interested in coming out to watch (and to be entertained).

Ray Huang said...

The biggest thing is to find a jig to use. Ive been offered help frm a proffesional welder already so this project could really be fun. Might even start by working on existing frames.