How to Create a Custom Metal Sign With a Plasma Cutter

My name’s Barbie The Welder, and I’m a full-time metal sculptor. Today I’m going to share with you how to easily make some metal art using a plasma cutter. This project is super cool because there are no limits to what you can make. All you gotta do is use your imagination and follow the […]

DIY TIG Welding Project: Planter and Flower Vase

Hey, I’m Josh from Brown Dog Welding and today we’re going to make a vase slash planter depending on how you want to use it. We have some stainless steel here. I’m going to be using mild steel and copper as well. We’re going to use stainless steel filler, we’re going to use mild steel […]

Learn How to TIG Weld 4130 Tubing

4130 chromoly material is common in tubing applications, especially in racing or areas where you want higher strength steel. 4130 is a temperature-sensitive base metal, so we have to take some precautions when welding it. This is what 4130 looks like when you get it. To prepare it for welding, we actually will grind the […]

Fire Pit Welding Project

Hey, it’s Steve from Arc Academy. We have a fun little project for you today. If you’re like me, I’m from Michigan. Michigan people know that all seasons really need a fire pit, so what we’re gonna be doing is we’re gonna be making a very simple 4 panel fire pit for you today using […]

How to Properly Move & Feed the Rod | Welding

Two of the most common mistakes beginners find is either moving your welding rod too quickly across the seam, or too slowly. I’ll demonstrate both. [pause] Here you can see two good welds flanking a weld that was done too quickly. A good weld, and good speed is indicated by a good spacing between these […]

How to Properly Fit & Clamp Pieces | Welding

Ninety percent of all welding is really down to fitting. If pieces are fit and cut carefully, the welding process is a snap. If they’re fit poorly, or there are large gaps, it can consume a lot of time, welding rods, and patience to get a good weld. I’m going to go through and deliberately […]

What Is Welding? | Welding

What is welding? Welding is distinct from other processes that we use to join metal, such as soldering and braising, in which a third material is added as a kind of glue. With welding, we take two distinct materials, two distinct objects. Through the addition of heat we create a molten pool of metal into […]

What Is an Arc Welding Machine? | Welding

What is arc welding? Today I’m going to be talking about and demonstrating shielded metal arc welding that’s sometimes referred to as stick welding. Arc welding creates heat for the welding process through a process of electrical resistance. The arc welding machine builds up electrical potential in the same way that all of you have […]

Common Beginner Mistakes | Welding

I’m going to try to demonstrate some of the most common problems or mistakes that beginning arc welders encounter. One is which the arc will not start, or the arc rod sticks. Neither is cause for panic, and is usually the result of one or two things. Either your voltage is set too low or […]

How to Pick a Welding Rod | Welding

Selecting the right welding rod is critical to the success of your welding job. You see here before me four different kinds of welding rods. They vary in three important ways. One is diameter from 5/32 to 1/8 to 3/32 to numerical number 6013 in this case, 6011 here, and 7014 here. This last set […]