I have a friend that I am making some shelves for out of stainless steel. These are small shelves that just hold 4 6packs of beer. We bought stainless steel rods that were 3/8" and I am using .030" stainless wire on my miller135 with the tri gas for shielding. And I cant weld the damn things. Originally we were going to order hollow3/8 tubes but the solid rods ended up being less expensive. I didnt realize that I wouldnt put out enough heat to weld these things. The beads just superficially stick to the surface. I can do 1/8" stainless steel rods just fine, but not the solid 3/8". He all ready bought about $200 worth of rods so I am trying to figure out a way I can weld these for him without having to buy a TIG machine. I also have an oxyacetelene torch, can I weld stainless with that? perhaps using a stick coated with shielding? do they make those? These are just simple shelves, the welds just need to be structurally good.