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