lesson on starting a good weld
I bought an off-brand wire welder (I use flux coated 0.03) a few years ago for small projects. I've finally got decent with using it and recently I've really got into fabbing my own stuff for the heep. One area where I'm really lacking some skill is starting the bead. The first 1/4" to 1/2" of weld, well my dog could do a better job! After that, I can get a decent puddle going and all is well. I don't mind grinding and cleaning it up, but you can tell that the first part of the weld has been doctored, and the rest looks normal. Is there an old indian trick to setting up that could help me, or am I just going to have let my dog start the weld for me?
The YJ is no longer my DD. I have sacrificed all future retirement plans for jeep parts. I'm depending on social security!