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Old 04-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #301
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I am pretty sure I have seen you post saying you wear the big heavy leather glove
Yep. I guess that means I wear gloves changing oil

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I wear tig gloves on both hands. I wouldn't have hands otherwise. Though when just tacking stuff I'll go raw dog.
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I've had the back of my neck get burnt just from the light reflecting off a white wall behind me. That's how strong it is.
Yeah, same here. I get odd 'tan lines'.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:45 AM   #302
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I'm thinking of bringing some mechanics gloves (well a right-handed one) to my next class. They have cotton gardening-type gloves there, but sometimes I feel they are too slippery on the filler.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #303
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Cotton gloves? Naw, you need gloves made from the leather of baby goats.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #304
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I'm thinking of bringing some mechanics gloves (well a right-handed one) to my next class. They have cotton gardening-type gloves there, but sometimes I feel they are too slippery on the filler.
My class required proper tig gloves when welding. I am surprised that yours just lets you use cotton gardening gloves.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:06 PM   #305
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get some thin TIG gloves and you will not go back, HF has them now pretty cheap
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #306
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Well I use a regular glove on my torch hand, but the instructor himself recommended the cotton glove.

After I burned the thumb off the first glove (and very slightly burned myself) I learned not to touch the thing I'm welding with my right hand.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #307
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Holy bee-jeesus I would never wear a cotton glove to weld with. That thing would end up with my hand engulfed in a fireball in no time flat. Although, I rarely wear a glove at all when tig welding. Sometimes I'll use a cheap leather glove I've got on the torch hand when welding aluminum because I don't have a water cooled torch.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #308
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I use a pair of shooting gloves for welding.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #309
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I use Miller TIG gloves for TIG and MIG. They were cheap and excellent quality.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #310
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Man after welding a bunch of Al perf sheet into tubes with a welder that makes the arc rotate randomly around the tungsten and require scratch start. Using my own damn welder was easy.

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Thats for my wing lateral supports.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #311
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Did this whole plumming job for this 10.5 outlaw/pro mod car. Goals are 3s and over 200 in the 1/8th. Made 3800 hp at 36psi previously on a really fucked up set of headers and charge tubes, so more is expected. Dart 530 big block, Twin precision pro comp 91mm dual ball bearing billet turbos. 4-2-1 design, hand formed final collectors, two 2.5" tubes transitioning to 3.5".. what a bitch. I would have made all 6 collectors but there was only 7 days for this project. I tried for 180 degree headers but my client didn't want to go that far.. Haha.

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:08 PM   #312
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Did this whole plumming job for this 10.5 outlaw car. Made 3800 hp at 36psi previously on a really fucked up set of headers and charge tubes, so more is expected. Twin precision pro comp 91mm dual ball bearing billet turbos. 4-2-1 design, hand formed final collector.. what a bitch. I would have made all 6 collectors but there was only 7 days for this project. I tried for 180 degree headers but my client didn't want to go that far.. Haha.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:54 AM   #314
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I think you just won the thread.
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holy ******* ****.
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I wear a tig glove on my right with a tig finger if I need to rest my hand for support, works great, nothing on the left. They say the glove is not only for heat but for radiation protection, so I wear one.
just felt like i was watching "welding tips and tricks"
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Second to last picture: That's how you know something was made properly. Who cares how pretty the outside welds look, is it welded on the inside(may not even be needed) and is it ported / ground smooth. Awesome work.
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Nice!
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #319
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Thanks everyone, it's been a long week I've got to say.


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Second to last picture: That's how you know something was made properly. Who cares how pretty the outside welds look, is it welded on the inside(may not even be needed) and is it ported / ground smooth. Awesome work.
Nah, not even a touch of weld on the inside, just smoothed out a tad.

Just like mamma said, it's what's on the inside that counts.

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You win.....lets find a new game! lol Great work

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