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So I've been welding...

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As some of you may know, I've been trying to teach myself how to weld competently. I had gotten to the stage where I could stick two pieces of metal together & actually have them stay with a good deal of stress on them, but dang, the welds were ugly! I could make things presentable with the grinder, but I also knew the "pretty" welds were stronger because they were done correctly. So anyway, last weekend I got a visit from a family friend who is a welder by profession & he spent a little time showing me how to do things the right way. Wow, what a difference a little instruction makes! Below are some of the things I made for the gt-2055. There's a drawbar/implement mount, a carryall with removable tailgate, and a weight box. The weight box was the toughest to make because I'd never welded the thinner stuff before. But my friend brought his nice Lincoln mig along with him, and it was a joy to work with. Hope you enjoy the pics...

Iron Metal Furniture Gas Steel

Iron Furniture Metal Mesh Table

Metal Gas

Machine Automotive tire Wheel Vehicle Metal

Automotive exterior Bumper

Steel Metal
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I'm in the same boat. Just wired garage for 220 and got a mig welder from HF.
The little welding I have done since is not pretty. But it was strong.

Some of the things I have been welding would probably be hard to weld for someone who knows what their doing.
Upside down,,,on rusty metal,,thin metal to heavy. I haven't had a decent thing to weld since I got this. But it sure is handy.

I'll learn one day. I need something like what you are doing. Until then I'll stock up on grinding disks. LOL
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