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    Started my B-Level at UFV (in Chilliwack, British Columbia) with Jim Carson a little while ago and am currently in my third week of the program. I've been taking some pictures as I go and thought I'd post them up for those of you who'd like to take a gander/ comment.

    I'm in the half of the class that started on GTAW, so obviously that's what the pictures will be of for the next little while.

    Start out with some fillets on mild steel.
    -3/32" 2% Thoriated tungsten
    -3/32 Filler, 1/16 on the inside corner 3F
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  • #2
    More fillets. 3F.
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    • #3
      Here's a few of my 1G open root. Bent it today and it passed with no defects what so ever. The apperance isn't quite where I'd like it to be but I'm trying to make time and keep ahead.

      -1/8" 2% Thoriated
      -1/8" Filler
      -#8 Cup Aproximately 18cfh

      No landing, root opening was just enough to lay the filler in without it falling through. Machine set to 115 amps but didn't have the pedal all the way down. 2nd Pass, laid filler in and weaved over top. Machine set at 130 amps, used most of it. 3rd and Cap passes, Laid two filler rods in and weaved over top. Machine set at 160 amps, used most of the pedal travel. All passes were free hand.

      Note that the second picture is of the second pass, not the root.
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      • #4
        Dang nice work Shorerider16.

        If you lived in the Los Angeles area, I would offer you a job.
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        • #5
          Tig

          Nice start.

          Lose the foot pedal. Learn the basics scratch start with no remote teaches you to control the puddle with travel speed and concentrate on the puddle. In the real world there is usually is no room for a foot pedal (Maybe a helper with a remote that you can yell up 5 down 5). Unless you get a job at a bench welding widgets for 8 hrs a day then you will get a foot pedal but not likely right out of school.

          Some of that looks like you were walking the cup. Learn freehand first.
          Practice free hand with both hands all positions. There are enough one armed welders out there do yourself a favor learn to TIG with torch in either hand

          Keep your stringers to a width of between 3 & 5 times filler MAX.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hillbilly69 View Post
            Nice start.

            Lose the foot pedal. Learn the basics scratch start with no remote teaches you to control the puddle with travel speed and concentrate on the puddle. In the real world there is usually is no room for a foot pedal (Maybe a helper with a remote that you can yell up 5 down 5). Unless you get a job at a bench welding widgets for 8 hrs a day then you will get a foot pedal but not likely right out of school.

            Some of that looks like you were walking the cup. Learn freehand first.
            Practice free hand with both hands all positions. There are enough one armed welders out there do yourself a favor learn to TIG with torch in either hand

            Keep your stringers to a width of between 3 & 5 times filler MAX.
            Foot pedal is how they want us doing it, although for the most part I'll set so I can put the hammer down the whole time or end up staying at the same amperage. I know that outside of the school booth there arent' too many joints perfectly positioned with a foot pedal.

            With the exception of the 3f inside corner, all the welds were free hand. (I actually find it easier, although that may be because I have little practice walking it?)

            I know where your coming from with the monster weave, but that's still how were taught up here in Canada, or at least BC. From what I've heard the U.S. leans towards stringers, in all positions. Although it looks like that may be changing as the curriculum and what not is revised.

            I've done a little practice with the wrong hand and it actually wasn't that bad, as long as I haven't had too much coffee

            Thanks for the advice, it's much appreciated. I'll have some more photo's soon I hope, should be finished the groove welds and moving on to stainless by next week.
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            • #7
              Well, i've got a few more for you guys.

              First two are the bent coupons from my 1G test. Third is the face bends from my 2G and the fourth are the root bends from my 2G. The all passed with no deffects, which was deffinately nice.
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              • #8
                Some pictures of the 2G test.

                Essentially the same set up as the 1G.
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                • #9
                  I was in a hurry to finish this one off so I didn't get any pictures of the cap. The cap was done with three stringers however, as opposed to the weave technique used on most of the other positions and passes.
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                  • #10
                    Here are some pictures practice in on 3G. Currently working on the test and hopefully it will be bent sucsesfully tommorow.

                    Once again a very similar set up to the previous two positions. All passes were done free hand, no cup walking although I have been practicing that as well. The rod in the last picture is a 5/32" just for size reference.
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                    • #11
                      Aint it nice when everything goes right?

                      Doing any aluminum yet?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by shovelon View Post
                        Aint it nice when everything goes right?

                        Doing any aluminum yet?
                        Sure is when everything goes right. Not at school yet, but I've played with a little bit on my own in the past. Stainless is up next.
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                        • #13
                          Very nice welding, How was your pipe looking? or you haven't done it yet. And the SMAW, did you take any pics of those?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by shorerider16 View Post
                            Sure is when everything goes right. Not at school yet, but I've played with a little bit on my own in the past. Stainless is up next.
                            You will love SS compare to steel, I did, myself anyway, good job.

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                            • #15
                              Keep it up Shorerider, and when you're done don't forget to register and do the Red Seal. Are you planning to get your A ticket as well?
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