View Full Version : Some pics of welding practice in school, feel free to offer opinions/advice/criticism
02-19-2008, 03:48 PM
Just some stuff i did in school the other day
Just practicing random things
Feel free to add some constructive criticism
sorry for poor quality photos
Vertical, 7018, wever
6011, root, horizontal
02-19-2008, 04:07 PM
You're gonna make a good weldor someday soon...I see you found out about run-off tabs...practice on ending the plate without burning back..it can be done.
(notice I said good weldor, not just weldor);)
02-19-2008, 04:09 PM
If you are in school and can make welds like that in stick,you will never be without a job. Practice your overhead and you can work year round as a ship welder if you dont mind being on the ship,or any lugger/roll off company always need boxes repaired. Keep up the good work. The company i work for just hired a professional welder who cant run in stick,he only does mig and that is after he spends hours grinding - we are only putting brick flanges on beams. You will find that 7018 is the most common rod used and it looks like you got the hang of it. Your verticals are better than mine and i've been welding in stick for the last 30 years......guess some people are just naturals
keep up the good work
02-19-2008, 04:16 PM
Another trick that will help you keep your bead straight, is to draw a line with soapstone the width you want your bead to be. It will help you master the rhythm that you need for good welds.
02-19-2008, 04:35 PM
thanks for the tip and any other tips will be well noted
also thanks for the the comments, much appreciated
02-21-2008, 10:39 PM
I was waiting for the soon to be journeypersons to finish using the machine so i could use the Arc Gouger to gouge off the backing plate for overhead and vertical CWB practice tests...
so i grabbed some scrap from the bins and did some vertical practice
feel free to leave opinions or constructive criticism
Vertical 7018 Weave1
This is a 7018 weave over the weave pictured above
some more pics tomorrow maybe
(this pics dont seem to be working at the moment, but the webhost is kinda shaddy, i'll keep them here tonight to see if they show in the am)
02-23-2008, 04:50 AM
looks good DiabolicaL..
as hmburner said practice ur overhead and even vert incline.
kind regards fnc
02-23-2008, 07:55 PM
heres some more random pictures
These are the CWB practice pieces in all positions, before and after being bent
Pieces Bent, no Breaks
02-26-2008, 09:50 PM
a Circle i cut using the plasma arc cutter
The thing i dont like, which i was aware of while i was doing it,
is i held the torch on an offset of a few degrees, in the same direction the whole way around
i never adjusted my wrist or the torch to create a taper inward the whole way around
i'll practice this soon, seems awkward but fun to try
02-26-2008, 11:28 PM
It is hard to cut a perfect circle by hand, but you did a good job of it. It is much easier with a circle cutting attachment.
02-29-2008, 10:45 PM
there are a lot of good welds in all of these pictures...I try to stress to my students that they need to try to keep there welds consistant in width! draw lines, scribe lines...punch marks...whatever it takes...it will help the appearence of your welds ten fold!! Keep practicing!!!