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Old 06-25-2013, 10:25 PM
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welding without waiting for the metal to cool

This is a good tip for guys working in shops. When you get jobs like these you don't want to be sitting there twiddling thumbs while the metal is cooling cause you'll never get anything done. The solution is simple...Weld as many things as you can at the same time.

So here's a bunch of stuff we can weld!



There's 12 different objects I weld at the same time so by the time I get back to the first thing I welded (the biggest rectangle) it's already cool. The 3 biggest patches had 3-4 staggered tacks on each turn before moving onto the next patch.



now I'll ride the tacks always staggering weld location



driver's side. now I got 6 different patches in rotation.











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