View Full Version : New to the forum and welding
11-05-2007, 03:45 PM
I'm a welding student in PA looking for all the help I can get. I'm 35 and gave up my other job to go to welding school. The best decision I ever made.
Right now I'm finishing up the stick part of my shop time and the blueprint reading part in the classroom. Next is pipe stick then MIG any advice?
11-15-2007, 10:26 AM
I noticed no one has welcomed you to the forum, this is not customary for this forum...we are all a brotherhood here, and we love to share our experiences with each other. So, welcome to the forum...:)
Blueprint reading is very important in welding...I was fortunate to do what they used to call 'mechanical drawing' in the '50's for several years in school. Then later I got a good education in geometry, another skill that's important in welding and fabrication, layout and design. Let us know how your are doing in school, and there is no such thing as a dumb question here, so ask away.
11-15-2007, 10:36 AM
Way to go Rocky, I missed it too! Kinda wish I was young enough to go to school so I wouldn't have to use the trial and mostly error method! I have gained a LOT of info just by reading this board.
11-15-2007, 01:47 PM
Sorry we missed ya! Caught us sleeping!
As far as advice goes, looks like you already took the best I have to offer. School is a great beginning.