TIG

Looking for a Super Steel Sealant 2!

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I don't know if my previous question went through. I MIG and TIG steel sculptures. I am looking for advice on cleaners and sealers for ferrous metals. I have used cold patinas (I am unable to use a torch right now -- this may change), and Permalac with a wax coating. The result indoors and out has been rust. I can accept a certain amount of rust, but I would rather not.


Intro welding processes

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Here is a Quick comparison of Welding Processes that I thought would be helpful. Written in everyday language. (AKA means Also Known As.)

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SMAW: Shielded Metal Arc Welding AKA: Stick, Arc, Rod Burning, Stinger


Summer Internship/Apprenticeship

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This May I finished my first year attending SUNY Delhi's Welding Technology degree program. I am currently looking for a summer internship/apprenticeship in New York City and perhaps someone could point me towards a shop that might be interested. While I am developing my skills as a welder in class, I know that the real test of my abilities will come from daily practice working in the shop.


Introduction

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Howdy ArtMetal folk. I dunno if I'll ever update this blog but I love browsing and will likely continue to update my picasaweb album as I go (see signature).

Figured I'd start with a post of a tiny history with a couple images.


patinated brass picture frame

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patinated brass picture frame

5x7 Brass picture frame made as a gift. Hand hammered texture, machined groove for glass and photo, TIG welded together from rear


TIG welder purchase advice

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I'm finally ready to add a TIG welder to the studio. I have a small MIG welder (Millermatic 135) and a couple of buzz-box stick welders (Lincoln AC and Wards AC/DC). I do stainless with the MIG, and when I looked into adding aluminum capability (new liner or reel-gun) I decided I may as well get a new machine.


tig welding jewelry

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Ok. So I have an old tig setup, old craftsman ac arc welder with an old miller hf arc starter, foot pedal, 300 amp water cooled tig torch. Can I use this to weld silver jewelry? Really small jewelry,


My buddy Fume, the dragon

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My buddy Fume, the dragon

This is my favorite piece to date. His name is Fume (I figured theres a dragon named Puff and another named Smaug, why not Fume). I didn't use any framework of any kind. Just buit him up from TIG weld.


Roses

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Roses

Here's acouple roses I made using TIG welding. No frame of any kind was used. Just weld. The petals were brushed with a brass brush while still hot to give them a kind of antique bronze look.


bonsai trees

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bonsai trees

I started making these trees about a year ago. I was just messing around showing some one else how to weld. By the end of the day I had a couple of these trees on my workbench. No frame or anything was used.


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