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I have a sensitivity to loud sharp noises more than most because I have tinnitus so I wear ear plugs but that gets boring and instead I wear headphones along with my ipod but there’s a problem in that I can’t wear the regular ipod style of headphones as they are round and my ears […]


With the economy being as bad as it is in most of the country it is surprising to find a welding materials supplier that takes upwards of two weeks to get materials to a customer when the weekly bill tends to be $2,000 – $3,500 a pop but that seems to be the case with […]


Recently I had satellite tv installed at my home ( dish network for those interested ) and blindly trusting that the installer who had been with the company for 3 years knew what he was doing I opted to relax inside the house as I hadn’t slept in 24 hours.  After 6 hours of delays […]


When I started welding school back in September I started out with stick welding basics and one of the things I had heard I believe in a book was that right handed welders go from right to left so that’s what I had been doing with stick and mig and tig for the last 6 […]


One thing that I’m learning is to never rely on your instructor to help you figure out a problem.  Over the last 7 months I have run into many problems and at first my instructor was helpful with explaining what I was doing wrong but as of December he pretty much turned into unhelpful and […]


So for the last near four weeks I have been working on structural stick welding in the 2, 3, 4, and 6G positions with plate in 3/8 and 1 inch thick plates with 45 degree total bevel.  The 3/8 plates were easier to do though since this is advanced stick welding I did overhead for […]


I haven’t posted much mostly because I am not as adept at juggling a full time job plus school full time plus a family on top of taking care of my father’s house.  Now as far as welding go’s its a mixed bag of results with my doing well with flux core mig and regular […]