New Goal: Learn how to weld.
New Goal: there is alot of metal crafting I want to do and wana learn to wield
Progress Started: I am going to learn at least basic welding, I have registered for the class before I registered here but heard about the site first so am giving myself a pass :) After fundamentals I plan to learn something more specialized either pipeline or TIG, this is TBD after I take the first class.
Goal Completed: Got a welder for Christmas and have been playing with it when I can. Can't make it look pretty yet but can hold things together. The rest is practice but I'm going to thus complete.
Progress Report: The class ended a few weeks ago and it was very worthwhile. Despite the instructor issues I talked about before, when the guy did finally start showing up we got a little structure. We learned a few out-of-position welds and I learned that "uphill" has nothing to do with standing on a hill! (laugh all you like, I felt really silly when I learned what it is) I learned how different the different rods work and burn. Finally I was very happy when I picked up how to weave-weld. I am not passing my cert test anytime soon as that is 2 more classes, but my confidence level is 1000% higher than when class started. Next class probably
Progress Report: About 4 classes in the welding course done. The regular instructor has yet to show up in class and it has been 2 subs. Welding instructor jobs are hard to get full-time (thank you Obamacare!) but the guy we had this week was really good. I am now able to strike an arc properly most times and run a stringer. Still need to practice my speed and touch but at the least I could weld two items in an emergency whereas two weeks ago I would stare at the welder settings and say, "huh?"
New Goal: Continue bettering myself in welding
New Goal: I am going to learn at least basic welding, I have registered for the class before I registered here but heard about the site first so am giving myself a pass :) After fundamentals I plan to learn something more specialized either pipeline or TIG, this is TBD after I take the first class.
New Goal: Get better at MIG welding
New Goal: Learn the basics of welding and complete three successful welding jobs