Originally Posted by Shuffler
I need to look into the local CC and see if I can audit/'sit in' on some welding classes, as another member suggested in the other welding thread here. Otherwise it's 7-9 credit hours @ 158.25 per for a MIG cert. That adds up, and it's a lot of time...but then a lot of time and repetition under the guidance of instructors is not bad, either.
I should really work on my friend who builds bike frames...he works with steel, aluminum, ti, and carbon...scandium too. His time is limited though...he's not getting rich doing it, but it sure seems to keep him busy and he turns out some beautiful stuff.
Where there's a will, there's a way. I'm a firm believer of that. Get the ball rolling and you will surprise yourself.
I find that making things, especially useful ones, is very theraputic. It's never too late to learn new things.
It's also pretty exciting to have new projects to work on. Plus, if using scrap, if you screw up, who cares? It was already scrap!
Go for it!