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Unread 10-20-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
digizure
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Hello, I really want to learn how to weld and I am not sure where to start. I don't have any equipment and I was hoping that someone here would be willing to teach me. I live in the Clairemont area so it would be great if someone lives nearby. I could pay you something.

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Unread 10-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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Have you looked into classes at a local vo tech school. sometime they will let someone take a few weeks of classes to see if they like it.
This would go a long way to letting you know about equipment when buying as well.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, I thought about it but it looks expensive (I have no job) - bad economy I guess. Nobody is hiring unless you know someone?
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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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Palomar college has a comprehensive intro to welding course that's pretty cheap.

You can pick up a low-power MIG welder really cheap at Harbor Freight for around $90 if you can hit it on a sale. It's not going to be very powerful but should be enough for smaller projects and teaching yourself technique.
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Unread 10-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #5
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I live in Clairemont and have a welder but I don't think I'm qualified to teach anyone but next time I do a project you can come watch.

Getting a cheap-o welder is a good start to practice the concepts. Keep watching craigslist.
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