I am learning how to TIG weld stainless steel and would like someone to comment on these welds.
I found this piece on a scrap yard. The color is bit off. It is not really rusty but more of a golden brownish. I do not know what kind of stainless it is exactly but it is slightly magnetic. The weld is nice golden metallic color. I would like to believe that this is how a good weld should look. If someone has a link with pictures of ss welds I would like to see them.
Now look at this crud that I managed to produce
The first one appears burn to crisp while second one might be passable.
I am using Lincoln 175 with 3/32" 308 rod
The tungsten electrode was 1/16 1.5% Lanthalated
What am I doing wrong and just how wrong is it?
All comments appreciated.