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Kenbo-Slice 01-20-2011 10:03 PM

The official : "Show off your welds thread" .
In the shop I work at a few of the guys' and I challenge one another to "weld-off's" every now and then. I know for a fact we aren't the only ones that do this type of thing, so here I am to start a thread for fabricators porn. There isn't much that looks better then a nice bead, so post up what you have and don't be shy.

Go ahead, show off! :thumbsup:

Kenbo-Slice 01-20-2011 10:17 PM

I guess I'll start.

I do a little aluminum on the side too for gas tankers.... It's a new animal to me though.

wushaw 01-20-2011 11:19 PM

I am only a hobby welder so here's couple of one of my control arm brackets.
Welded with a Hobart Ironman 230.

coloradojeeper9 01-24-2011 04:13 PM

Well this is the only picture I got right now. It was my 1st attempted at a weld ever and it did not come out to well. The look much better now but man this 1 sucked. The metal was to dirty I was not close enough to the metal for the gas to work but even if I was closer the gas was not high enough. So I guess this could be a little lesson on how NOT to weld. I have not built anything yet with my welder but I have been doing a lot of practice welds then testing the strength. I got it down pretty good now and next time I weld I will take some pictures

yarmish 01-24-2011 06:18 PM


dwdrums40385 01-24-2011 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by coloradojeeper9 (Post 10846498)
Well this is the only picture I got right now. It was my 1st attempted at a weld ever and it did not come out to well. The look much better now but man this 1 sucked.

now thats what i'me talkin bout! good ol' welds. you should see my exaust bracket, it looks terrible. i'll post a pic tommorow... if i remember.

MO2500 01-24-2011 06:46 PM

I'm not sure people wanna post up after seeing those sexy welds Kenbo. They are just too good for the first post :rofl:

But seriously though man, great welds! :drool:

mferrari 01-24-2011 06:49 PM

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Here's one I had on the computer.

biggoofy 01-24-2011 07:16 PM

Well I am just learning but here are some im proud of!

220 MIG 70/30 mix on .25 wall steel

Kenbo-Slice 01-24-2011 07:20 PM

Nice! I'm glad to see some more guys coming out of the woodwork!

I thought the thread was going to be a dud haha. I need to start bringing a good camera to work instead of using my phone or ipod.

lumpster 01-24-2011 09:04 PM

Im no welder, but it doesnt look like the first couple welds penetrated very far, or is the material not very thick? Am i wrong Kenbo?

they are very nice looking welds though.

And just so you dont thing im picking on you, i plan to buy a miller 180 welder with the tax return, if i do get one ill post my nasty welds for you to judge!!!

EZAces 01-24-2011 09:22 PM

Its easyer to run nice welds with a tig than a mig or arc welder. don't get me wrong they are very nice welds you just cant expect them to look the same. A so so looking weld with good penitration is better than beautifull weld with no penitration. He could have good penitration with those welds, just cant tell with out seeing the other side.

red rubi 01-24-2011 09:51 PM

We need to include the process, the material and the machine. I'll see what welds I can find. :thumbsup:

mg2000xj 01-24-2011 10:40 PM

This is all I have for now, Ill find the control arm I practice on tomorrow and take some more. Used a crappy campbell hausfeld mig 80 that I borrowed.

coloradojeeper9 01-24-2011 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by biggoofy (Post 10847854)

What are you using for a welder? Not to bad but have a lot of splatter going on. That last pic did not have as much splatter to it
When I get back home in a week I will post some of my newer welds instead of that crappy 1st time welds I posted earlier

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