Hudson Valley New York Group
I am looking for a group to talk about setting up a workshop near me. Everything is a little spread out in the Hudson Valley. I want to learn new skills and would love to learn with others. My project is a work in progress and this is just the start.
This is Neel from Bangalore, India. I would be glad to be a part of any discussion related to solid waste management. I have an experience about recycling different types of solid waste such as paper, plastic, e-waste, metal, glass, etc., I am also well versed with the concept of rain water harvesting and the process of deriving energy through waste. Do let me know if I can be of any assistance.
I just got a new welder. I am going to start to learn how to weld this weekend. Wish me luck.
@tedzeman, have fun. there’s lots of good videos about welding on youtube (Welddotcom) I MIG weld since many months on a daily base and here some other tips :
– welding on a big flat stone plate works nice since the spatter and berries are easy to remove and you’ve got a reliable flat surface. ideally you can also find a larger cast iron plate- since you’re on FCAW, make sure you have VERY good ventilation – the stuff is extremely hazardous – you may switch to MIG with CO2. I leave to workshop right after welding – til the air moved all out. there’s also special gear – but insane expensive.
– best you can do when starting is a proper welding helmet – I had many below 100 E but I’ve got then the Lincoln – Viking (after really long research), 300 bucks. It’s a difference between day & night – no really, you can suddenly see things – makes a huge impact on your welds 🙂 The very helmet has a huge window and it snaps down nicely in place with a short nick.
I ran out of time this weekend, but I am going to try it out this week after work sometime.
Pick up this oven this weekend. I need to take it apart and get it working. I am hoping I can use both ovens.
Flux core is great! Invest in some good welding gloves. I really like the Lincoln ones available at Home depot. I’ve used lots and these are really quite good. A set of mig welding pliers is also handy. I burned up my first mig welder, 110v craftsman, by trying to weld too heavy gauge of metal. Use that little guy for thinner stuff only, and follow the duty cycle recommendations. Of course, this is all my personal opinion/experience.
I have been hibernating this winter and then Covid-19 happened. But I have been working on getting a new space to work on my projects. To be honest, I haven’t used my Mig Wedler yet. But I am hoping to start in the next couple of weeks.
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