The Big Think

May 11, 2016

TIG Success!

Filed under: The R2 Project — jasony @ 7:06 pm
Best day TIG welding so far. I went through five filler rods (about 30′ of material) and didn’t mess up my tungsten once. Got some really nice welds laid and also ground them down flush so they look nice and pretty.

I did a drop test on the dummy part and determined that I need to grind the channels between the layers a little deeper to get better holding between the layers. But otherwise I’m actually ahead of where I thought I’d be after only 12 hours of practice! Very encouraged.

TIG Welding Practice.mov

I spent 10 hours at TechShop today. 4 doing welding practice and the rest grinding and prepping the parts for welding. Really successful day.


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