Guy I know has a small production shop , making small lot custom products . We were talking today about TIG welding , he was showing me the machine and settings and such . While looking at the I noticed that the tip of the tungsten was pitted and rough . Is it supposed to be smooth ? He welds both aluminum and SS with the same one from what he said . I've just met the guy , we have mutual friends , and I'm currently machining some small parts for him . He wants me to try my hand at TIG welding some stuff , so he can do other things , so I'll probably be asking some questions ... f'r instance , he hasn't been using the pulse function , and has had some problems welding light guage aluminim to heavier stock and I'll probably try to set that up . Guess I should mention this guy is self-taught - and must be a good pupil because I thought his stuff looked pretty good . If this works out this will be pretty much full time between the welding and machine work . Just exactly the right time too , the wife has been pushing me to apply at WM ... sez it's better than nuttin' .
10 years ago