The weld second from the left on the bottom looks like a start, while the upper weld holding the flat bar to the --flat bar looks half decent. Try weaving instead of going back and forth and slow down. Looks like you're onto something!SniperFire said:First welds...teacher basically put us in a welding booth, showed us what the dials did on a MIG and said play with it. After an hour or so I think I got it dialed in pretty good and came up with this:
Could you explain this a bit more? I wasn't really using any type of technique and don't know what the "weave" is. I must say about the only technique I did notice was that I move move forward a bit and then when the weld pool caught up I would move forward again. I think the hardest bit was making sure I was in the right place when I flipped the mask down (will be remedied as soon as I get my Speedi glass 9000x) and keeping the nozzle the same distance from the metal. My teacher told me to slow down as well and I had about 20 minutes after he told me that that I was getting better results (not so humpy welds). The lap joints in the pic are a helluva lot better than the ones I was doing at the beginning of the evening.MR4WD said:
Try weaving instead of going back and forth and slow down.