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Markantenna

Wheel stand

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A while ago I posted an engine stand project and I was quite happy with the result I built it using scrap I got from work and welded it with a stick welder I used it as a learning project and along with some other things I'm pretty happy with my welds. So now I have got myself a tig and my first project to teach myself along with lots of utube is fabbing a stand to relace and true my wheels on my current build, I picked up a bottle of argon and a bunch of consumables and tommorrow is my day off so will post some pics and most probably be asking for advice. Cheers

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Gotta practice more I think I was moving to slow and had my torch on too much of a lean

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Here are some of my first practice attempts first time ever using tig all tips and advice welcome.

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I'm not a welder but get a new piece of steel and mark each pass with the heat settings to try and keep better track of your progress and then you can reference back later on.

It looks hot to me but what do I know?

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Yeah thanks shwank that sounds like a good idea. This was my last weld before I packed up

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so my welder is a pretty basic scratch start tig limited control no foot control etc. was wondering if I rigged a foot switch in to cut the power at the end of my weld to let the gas flow over the weld is this a good idea? The switch would be only to cut the power to the unit at the end of the weld to stop the arc

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so my welder is a pretty basic scratch start tig limited control no foot control etc. was wondering if I rigged a foot switch in to cut the power at the end of my weld to let the gas flow over the weld is this a good idea? The switch would be only to cut the power to the unit at the end of the weld to stop the arc

That will help with the hole in the middle of the puddle when you stop. If you don't have a pedal it seems to help to light up on a piece of scrap get the arc stabilized and then scoot onto the weld.

Dusty

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Did you go with Harbor Freight ?

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Dat's a good idear Dave, I'll try it next time.

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