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Old 06-16-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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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...








My buddy took the good pics I took all the crappy ones lol




Here's a collector Jig I made for building merge collectors...




















Cut up a 330cf Argon Cylinder that was bad and started to make a stand..




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This weld is hiding back there lol


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Old 06-16-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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Some parts I made for an old Nova..




I know the pics suck but here's some 16ga Stainless that came out nice..




Oil Return for B-series...






Intercooler Piping for a DA Integra..




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..





Thanks for looking>.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #3
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Those are some nice welds.

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.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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welds aren't too bad.

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.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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your work is bootyful if i was closer i would have u fab up a rollcage for me :/
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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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 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
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #7
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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.
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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
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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 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
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.
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long time no.....post, lol.

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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.

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

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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.












laguna any new stuff on your end?
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Why is the flange just spot welded? Still working on it?

Looks nice though.
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