Archive for April, 2010

Electrode Tubes

Electrode Tubes

Welding electrodes are made from steel with a copper coating. For this reason they need to be stored in a moisture free environment. If you let them corrode or get mucky then you will have a terrible time welding with

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TIG Welding – Thick and thin

TIG Welding - Thick and thin

My latest welding experiment was some 1mm stainless steel strips to some 5mm mild steel square bar. Joining thick and thin has previously caused me problems when welding with MIG and I’m not sure how it copes with mixed materials.

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Thick Oil and Grease

Thanks to Mike Haughton and the Model Engineer’s Workshop magazine I’ve got an answer to a question that’s been bugging me for a few months. “What’s the difference between thick oil and grease?” Mike explains that the thicker the oil

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A Little TIG project

A Little TIG project

After a few attempts welding scraps together my disposable gas ran out very quickly. I found some replacements in Halfords but the first one of those also ran out very quickly. The lads on the MIG Welding forum put me

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National Welding Month?

I can’t seem to find out if the National Welding Month is an April fools joke or not. The earliest record I can find is from 1994 when the New York Times News Service reports about a book called “Chase’s

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