(Text on screen): Making Welding Rods, Kevin Caron, www.kevincaron.com The Voice: Hey, Kevin. What are you doing? Kevin Caron: Playing with the spaghetti. I’m working on this piece of welded; of weathering steel over here. And I wanted to use my TIG welder, just because it’s so much cleaner, but all I have is MIG wire. So, I’m gonna make some TIG wire. You just unspool it off the roll. The Voice: Yeah. Kevin Caron: And then stretch it out; grab your handy-dandy cordless drill. The Voice: Did you double it? Kevin Caron: Yeah. I double it over, and then I’m just gonna twist it in the drill. The Voice: Why don’t you just use a single piece? Kevin Caron: Well, because it’s so thin. A single strand would be so thin that I’d be feeding it as fast as a MIG welder, you know. Just going and going and going, trying to keep enough wire in there on the weld. And it’s so floppy when it’s just a single strand that it’s harder to; it’s hard to keep track off. You know: It’s always going every which way. So now I’ve got it twisted up and I can just take my little pliers here and cut it off and now I’ve got little pieces for my TIG welder. The Voice: So, those are rods for your TIG? Kevin Caron: Yeah. These are basically TIG rods that I made out of MIG wire off the spool, rather than have to run to the store and buy more, you know. You know, I’ve got the cutting equipment. OK. Back to work. See you next time. (Text on screen): Subscribe to See More Videos! See and hear more at KevinCaron.com.