Did some stick welding indoors today on a chair, something I very seldom
do. Had trouble striking the arc - they say it's called stick welding
'cos everyone sticks the rod from time to time - and I couldn't get that
sizzling bacon sound. Turned out the rods were **** cheap and nasty, a
better rod and all was well, though it's probably the ugliest weld ever ..
Anyway, I was also cooking some beef mince in the kitchen at about that
time, and when I went back to the workshop I thought, hmmm, that smells
nice, but who's been coking bacon? Turns out it was the smell from the
stick welding ..
so stick welding not only sounds like bacon frying, it smells like it too!
-- Peter F