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Laguna7 06-16-2011 03:53 PM

Random Welding *Tig* and Fab...*Pics*
 
Hi, some of you guys might remember me I've been a member here for quite awhile just wanted to share some random photos. I now work at a community college in the Welding Dept. and am very close to finishing my A.S in Welding Technology and an A.S for Engineering Software. I LOVE Tig welding it's my favorite process but I'm decent at Mig and Stick also. I've also been doing side jobs here and there and have been amassing a tool empire lol

This was some scrap I had laying around, rusted 1/4" angle Iron...
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/e17d6f61.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/e9aa6f6c.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/33d8066c.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/e5223565.jpg

My buddy took the good pics I took all the crappy ones lol
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/3120a3b8.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/0b50c045.jpg

Here's a collector Jig I made for building merge collectors...
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/b53b57be.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/19be3fd2.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/366f9077.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/2d44743a.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/8aa650fa.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/046755d2.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/45fffb29.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/73358b63.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/89022e2f.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/d589e2d7.jpg

Cut up a 330cf Argon Cylinder that was bad and started to make a stand..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/352d8f70.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/9d94562d.jpg

More random welding..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/0dbbb687.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/c41320a2.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/d3717679.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/d0038b5c.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/3d90ee5f.jpg

This weld is hiding back there lol
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/36d774a2.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/e712853d.jpg

Laguna7 06-16-2011 04:09 PM

Fab Tools..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/adeddbfa.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/f58c73fe.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/7b7355a3.jpg

Practice..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/70e959dd.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/35bdf5ee.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/2fbb1e59.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/33d2ec0b.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/b42ce0af.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/573ea45c.jpg

Some parts I made for an old Nova..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/05406547.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/404d768f.jpg

I know the pics suck but here's some 16ga Stainless that came out nice..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/7c607e1d.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/9edb0101.jpg

Oil Return for B-series...
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/8c8f5f72.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/e730ad2a.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/00d63fc9.jpg

Intercooler Piping for a DA Integra..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/e02d6969.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...a/241ee272.jpg

My RX7 I'm working on, wheel tubs half-done and I hacked up the radiator support to move the rad and Intercooler all the way up front..
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/18528757.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/1ced84c6.jpg


Thanks for looking>.:tu:
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/a2cd4752.jpg

NightmareCB7 06-16-2011 04:29 PM

Those are some nice welds. :thumbsup:

I can Mig and Arc and have been for about 9 years now. Im always workin on derby/race cars, Modded tractors, modded mowers and random jobs.

sikz6 06-16-2011 05:08 PM

welds aren't too bad. :thumbsup:

do you just weld a little bit of everything? or what material do you primarily work with?

My bf used to work as a welder at full-race and currently works at AFI turbo. He also has a shop of his own on the side, where he does his own fab work. He has been welding for over 10 years now.

He primarily works with aluminum and stainless, but on occasion he'll do some mild amongst others.

I've welded a couple times, both mig and tig. Wasn't horrible, but definitely not something to take a picture of. lol

Even though i don't really weld, it interests me and i pick up on what to look for and can definitely tell awesome welds from ok welds. Plus when you have a bf that does it, it kind of becomes second nature.

tommi 06-16-2011 06:33 PM

your work is bootyful :cry: if i was closer i would have u fab up a rollcage for me :/

Laguna7 06-16-2011 09:35 PM

Thanks everyone.. Yea most of the stuff up there is just scrap metal to practice on and alot of those pics were taken at school. The chrome stuff I notched is not even tubing it's 1 3/8's pipe lol I mostly Tig weld alot of steel: mild, cast iron,stainless, chromoly, DOM and aluminum & cast aluminum I've even tried magnesium. That's why I love the Tig you can almost weld anything lol I do the occasional Mig welding also, usually when welding on the car where it's too dirty to Tig like body panels. Sikz6 Is your boyfriend Arron Garcia? I lurk the fab section on Honda Tech daily haha and he does top notch work, I'd like to get as good at welding as he is:tu: I think i've been doing alright though I have only been Tig welding for year and a half, I'll be sure to update this when I do some more work. Cheers :D

stretch JDM 06-16-2011 10:06 PM

looking good . i'm also in college for welding as we speak . the tig looks clean and looks to be certifable .. nice work . at the moment I'm tigging on my last semister .good luck and like i said " doing a great job , the pedal is giving me a little fit . I' a pipe fitter.:tu:

93blackcb7 06-16-2011 10:11 PM

you got quite the tools man welding is like looking into another world when trying to make the perfect bead i wish i could stay at your house for a week so you could show me thoes skills lol the welds are fkn clean

sikz6 06-16-2011 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laguna7 (Post 2828551)
Thanks everyone.. Yea most of the stuff up there is just scrap metal to practice on and alot of those pics were taken at school. The chrome stuff I notched is not even tubing it's 1 3/8's pipe lol I mostly Tig weld alot of steel: mild, cast iron,stainless, chromoly, DOM and aluminum & cast aluminum I've even tried magnesium. That's why I love the Tig you can almost weld anything lol I do the occasional Mig welding also, usually when welding on the car where it's too dirty to Tig like body panels. Sikz6 Is your boyfriend Arron Garcia? I lurk the fab section on Honda Tech daily haha and he does top notch work, I'd like to get as good at welding as he is:tu: I think i've been doing alright though I have only been Tig welding for year and a half, I'll be sure to update this when I do some more work. Cheers :D

Oh gotcha. nice! Yeah with tig you can pretty much weld anything.

Yep that's him!
He got chosen for this website called "Fab Life" which he'll be starting soon. Basically blogging his work like he's been doing on honda tech and azht.

TypeG 06-16-2011 10:31 PM

long time no.....post, lol.

what happened to that orange accord of yours? later.

Laguna7 06-16-2011 10:44 PM

Yea, I am a student Instructor for the Tig class at my college. I hold 1 hr lab sessions and 1 hr class lectures and I'm a lab aid so I get to help people learn in the classroom and psychically help them in the lab. It's been a great experience, It really made me better welder because I can look at what people are doing wrong and show them how to correct it. So when I'm making mistakes or bad welds I'm able to figure out what I need to change. Strech JDM my first instructor at college was a pipe fitter, he taught me how to Tig and he's the best Tig welder I've personally seen. It's funny because I just took Tig again with his friend and he is a fabricator at a famous hot rod shop and he welds COMPLETELY different. It's funny how people in different industry's have completely different views on the same thing.

What up TypeG! I knew someone would remember me haha I basically had gotten the Accord back from getting the cage and it was sitting outside my house no doors, front end waiting to be put back together and I came outside for work one morning and the wheels had gotten stolen. They weren't the best rims on earth but I still dropped $1300 on them, So It really pissed me off and made me lose interest in the car. I basically parted out the stuff I had motor, trans, lights, what not and gave the stripped shell to Tony *raceboy* for free lol The only thing I kept was the suspension, my brother modified it to fit the civic I had and I eventually gave him the civic haha

sikz6 06-17-2011 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laguna7 (Post 2828611)
Yea, I am a student Instructor for the Tig class at my college. I hold 1 hr lab sessions and 1 hr class lectures and I'm a lab aid so I get to help people learn in the classroom and psychically help them in the lab. It's been a great experience, It really made me better welder because I can look at what people are doing wrong and show them how to correct it. So when I'm making mistakes or bad welds I'm able to figure out what I need to change. Strech JDM my first instructor at college was a pipe fitter, he taught me how to Tig and he's the best Tig welder I've personally seen. It's funny because I just took Tig again with his friend and he is a fabricator at a famous hot rod shop and he welds COMPLETELY different. It's funny how people in different industry's have completely different views on the same thing.

Nice, how long have you been student teaching?

Yeah I know what you mean. Welding techniques vary from person to person. Its good though, to see the different ways people weld. Like you said, it can definitely help you as welder.

Dobermann 06-17-2011 10:45 AM

Joint prep is mighty fine lookin, welds are pretty good too.

Laguna7 06-17-2011 05:42 PM

^^^Thanks, yea i've been doing the student teaching for a year, later down the road i'd like to get a job teaching the class I just need to get 5 years experience before I can get hired..

djcaz_aom 06-17-2011 05:44 PM

Wow, haven't seen a post from you in ages!!!!

How have things been?

Welds looking good.:tu:

Laguna7 06-17-2011 08:12 PM

Good! I was surfing the web and saw a link for this forum and stopped by lol This place is like a time warp for me, I started remembering a whole chapter in my life that almost forgot about lol

sikz6 06-19-2011 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laguna7 (Post 2829074)
^^^Thanks, yea i've been doing the student teaching for a year, later down the road i'd like to get a job teaching the class I just need to get 5 years experience before I can get hired..

Nice, well congrats and good luck. It's not too often you see people in career fields where they actually enjoy what they do nowadays.

blazenem 08-16-2011 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sikz6 (Post 2829868)
Nice, well congrats and good luck. It's not too often you see people in career fields where they actually enjoy what they do nowadays.

<---yeah like this guy :angry:

nice welds by the way

sikz6 08-29-2011 11:22 PM

to kind of bump this thread up, here are some pictures of a custom manifold for aaron's buddy's ef. He has welded thousands but this is the the first one he actually put together and made with no ties to any shop.

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1568.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1564.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1565.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1566.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1567.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1560.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1562.jpg
http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/v...6/000_1563.jpg



laguna any new stuff on your end?

toycar 08-30-2011 09:21 AM

Why is the flange just spot welded? Still working on it?

Looks nice though.


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