Welding

A photographer came by to take some pictures. It was raining, a wind was blowing, darkness approached and it was cold but I obliged…

Welding in the wind with E6011 at 95A on some painted steel T-bars



Welding is so much fun. To think that people used to pay me overtime to have fun… 😉

I need to get cracking before the winter overtakes my new greenhouse. I should still have a couple of weeks to get the job done. I’ve started the “winter beard” as you can see.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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3 Responses to Welding

  1. George Hostler says:

    Robert, I’ve got to agree with both you and Dougman. Welding is fun. I saved money by repairing a broken motorcycle saddle bag bracket using my Sears Mapp gas and oxygen torch set and brazing rods. It was my motorcycle and I enjoyed it because I didn’t have to pay someone else to fix it or replace the part.

    Getting paid is fun; doing it yourself and not having to pay someone is also fun.

    Installing Linux on my netbook and not having to pay for a Windows license is also fun. 🙂

    Sincerely, George

  2. dougman wrote, “Making money from welding small projects for people IS fun. “

    I like the fireworks and making two pieces of steel into one. Amazing stuff. When I was a lot younger I bought surplus several tons of these steel T-bars. I still have ~1000 lb left. I have made swing-sets, teeter-totters, shelves, all kinds of braces and frames and now a greenhouse is in the works. I got the stuff for pennies/lb. It’s epoxy-painted and resists rust so if I paint the welds it lasts decades in the weather. Another project is a portable hoist for boulders, pumpkins and such. I already have a cart that can carry a ton behind the riding mower… I bought this steel in 1988 and it should last me until I die at this rate. Bless government waste…

  3. dougman says:

    I taught myself MIG welding with a small ESAB machine years ago.

    Making money from welding small projects for people IS fun. 🙂

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