I’m learning how to TIG weld

I started taking a 10-night, 30-hour TIG welding course this week at a welding supply company.  I enrolled partly because I enjoy learning new skills and partly because TIG welding is especially useful in a machine shop.  You can use it to weld almost any kind of metal and it can make very small, precise and neat looking welds with very little heat distortion.  … Read the rest

Inexpensive Plasma Cutters

I think you’ll find this short video interesting if you’ve never seen a plasma cutter in operation.  I found it while helping a friend look for a plasma cutter he can afford.  Of course, now I want one, which is not surprising considering my new son-in-law is a welder and we’d both like to have a well-equipped metal fabrication shop. … Read the rest