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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #571
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Thanks Art I hope your out having a great time

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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #572
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I sure did 3 days of great wheelin fun
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Unread 09-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #573
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Some update I replaced my winch line with some 3/8 synthetic line and started building the frame section add-ons


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Unread 09-14-2013, 07:06 PM   #574
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Looks good Kyle, now do some welding on those suckers.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #575
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I'm looking forward to seeing those the frame section add-ons burned in!
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #576
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #577
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Inspiration!

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Unread 09-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #578
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I'm going to have to wait on welding them until Monday hopefully I need some gas.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #579
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Got some work done tonight

One frame section ready

I got my 4 link brackets done as well

Welds are looking better
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Unread 09-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #580
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Just a few words of advice if I may.

Slow down and let the bead fill in. That's the hardest thing for most when learning is to just slow your movements down and don't move quickly with your pattern, it will give you a more uniform looking bead and you will get better penetration into the material. You want the edge of the bead to be more of a straight line instead of jagged look. I still find myself moving too quickly sometimes and have to remind myself to just slow it down. The slower and steadier, the better.

Are you just advancing and pausing, advancing and pausing or are you zig zagging/making circles/ect.? If advancing and pausing, slowing down will help the most. If you are Zig Zagging it looks like you need to pause a bit longer on the edges of the zig zag and that will slow you down as well.

It also looks like you started to move onto one piece at the end of your weld instead of filling the joint between both pieces. You can see the weld is just touching the piece on the left and not really penetrating so watch your tip angle into a 90* fillet like that. You want to be at a 45* to both pieces being welded together and keep your puddle centered in the joint. It will come with practice. Also, not sure what hood you are using but I had trouble keeping on a straight line with a cheap hood, once I invested in a good 3M speedglass it was like night turned into day. It's incredible the difference when you can see not only the arc, but the joint turning molten and fusing together.

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Unread 09-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #581
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Thanks for the advice Mike. I've been doing the C pattern. And for my helmet I'm not sure if it's bad because I can see the puddle it's just my nozzle was at a weird angle. I may try my friends helmet and see if there's a difference. The helmet came with my welder so I'm unaware of what type it is. What are some of the recommend patterns for each type of welding setup ie fillet and flat surfaces?
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Unread 09-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #582
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I like a cursive e for fillet, pausing a bit more on the top and going a little quicker on the bottom (gravity), this is with the part sitting right in front of me.... out of position I just do my best to maintain consistently sized circles staying at the leading edge of the puddle. I'm not really qualified to give welding advise...... but that's my preference.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #583
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I'll cut up some more scrap and try some things. I'm sure if I knew what a perfect/good weld from me would look like I can practice to match that speed/pattern everytime.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 06:36 AM   #584
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Check out YouTube videos by welding tips and tricks he shows you what a good weld looks like under the hood and outside the hood.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #585
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Small update

4 link brackets done


Jeep is going to be on the back burner for a bit. I have a bathroom to finish.
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