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Forum topic by plang posted 02-23-2020 04:15 AM 440 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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plang

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02-23-2020 04:15 AM

My grandson is taking welding in high school. I have searched for welding sites similar to Lumberjocks that show tips, tricks and finished projects. However, I have been unsuccessful. Does anyone have any suggestions for websites? Thanks in advance!

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 02-23-2020 04:58 AM

There are a few good ones, such as WeldingWeb , WeldTalk , and one over at Millerwelds

I don’t frequent them much, but have got some pretty good tips and a few nice project ideas from them. There are a bunch of other good ones out there as well. I gravitated to the Miller and Hobart ones as that was the equipment I use.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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CaptainKlutz

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#2 posted 02-23-2020 12:56 PM

Have never seen a welding site just like LJ?

Weldingweb mentioned above is administered by Welding Design magazine. Lot of useful information, but it is slanted towards professional/commercial welder. IME – They tend to be less helpful than other sites to newbie/amateur questions; unless you are asking for help/guidance on passing certification tests at a tech school.

Another site with broad spectrum of information is Practical Machinist site. Their facbrication section has useful tips to often common machine repair questions.

IMHO – Challenge is that welding has wider end uses than hardwood?
Structural welding is different than artistic/decorative welding. Plus you have different welding methods that all have unique differences that justify separate forums sections. Welding is also a small part of metal fabrication, sort of like glue is to wood working. Tend to find welding information buried inside all kinds of WWW sites making things with metal.
If you want project images, best sources are sites about the thing being welded. Cars/Trucks – visit vehicle restoration sites. Off road vehicles – visit the sand rail/atv sites. Trailers on the trailer sites. Heavy equipment on the industrial or farm equipment sites. Livestock fencing on the animal farming sites. Weapons on smithing forums. etc, etc, etc.

As Brad mentioned above, each of the mfg has a forum that is tailored to the mfg equipment. Much of welding information is transferable across machines, but not transferable between small/large welders. So individual machine settings can/will be different within and between brands. Maybe it’s just me, but since Lincoln welders are sold at HD/Lowes, and Hobart are sold at most farm/fleet stores; both available to more casual user level; those sites appear to be more newbie question friendly than other sites?
YMMV

Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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corelz125

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#3 posted 02-24-2020 01:16 AM

Something specific you are looking for?

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