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Helpful Welding Tips, How-Tos, and Ideas for Welding Projects

25 Horseshoe Welding Projects From Easy to Extraordinary

Horseshoes are a favorite item to use for creating DIY welding projects. They fit the bill when looking to create rustic or western decor items. With an abundance of used horseshoes available from your local stable of farrier, they are also economical. This article is full of great projects you can weld with horseshoes that are perfect for beginners and experts alike.

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Can You Weld Black Iron Pipe? (Is It Safe?)

With threaded connections and a choice of sizes, it’s easy to create projects from the black pipe and fittings found at home improvement stores or in scrap metal piles. But can you weld black iron pipe?  Its unique feel and appearance adds a great vintage/industrial look to any plans—but do you have any idea what […]

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How to Become a Welder: Steps to a Professional Career

Build a Career as a Professional Welder When erecting the 5.4-ton Iron pillar of Delhi in India at around 310 A.D., the workers could not know how much influence welding would have on the world today. Sixteen hundred years later, our progress beyond the ancient forge-welding process is evident. Anywhere you look there are bridges, […]

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The 7 (Or So) Best Welding Books in My Library

It’s a great time to take up welding. Welders have never been more affordable, safer, or easier for beginners to use. While new welders are easy to use, developing basic skills and knowledge can ensure you’ll enjoy welding. Beginner frustration (lack of success) can end a hobby before the fun begins. But you can avoid disappointment […]

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What is a Tweco® Style MIG Gun?

How many innovative product designs can you name that have lasted half of a century? In 1969, Tweco Products, Inc. (formerly Townsend Welding Equipment Company) introduced a new MIG assembly design. Tweco’s invention used a single cable to transfer gas, welding wire, and electrical power to the MIG gun. The MIG gun was also a […]

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What Shade Lens for MIG Welding? The Easy Way to Be Safe

Hands-down, my auto-darkening helmet is my favorite piece of welding safety equipment. I appreciate technology that not only makes a product safer but more comfortable and enjoyable to use. Adjustable auto-darkening welding helmets protect your eyes from radiation and bright welding arcs with lens coatings and electronic shades from DIN 3 to a super dark DIN 14. […]

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