Originally Posted by warewolf
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Did my first welding the other day. Spent three hours watching youtube instructional vids amidst another three hours of practising.
The Kiwi summer weather has been pretty good for sheltering in the shed & abusing some metal aye? What sort of machine have you got?
I've just been busy TIGging together some pannier racks for Nic's XT, tube is a bit fiddly but it's coming out ok for a learner. Not super pretty but I couldn't break my test welds so I must be doing something right.
This is 5/8 dia .065 wall 4130, the larger dia bits are just black pipe.
Lots to work on in terms of technique I know, but for my first serious tube welding project I'm fairly happy with 'strong & looks ok from a distance'