View Poll Results: Blue, Red, Beige or other (Welders of choice!!)

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  • Red (Lincoln)

    10 23.81%
  • Blue (Miller)

    24 57.14%
  • Beige (Hobart)

    2 4.76%
  • Combo (mixin' it up)

    5 11.90%
  • Other (Somebody's bound to be different)

    1 2.38%
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Nice stuff! Sounds like you have a pretty cool wifey, too....she cleans up the shop for you! That's so cool.

    Scott
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MXtras
    Sounds like you have a pretty cool wifey, too....she cleans up the shop for you! That's so cool.
    Can I send my wife over so learns a few things since she contributes to the mess usually (still thinks my shop is her personal dumping ground). Case in point, I went into the shop today and came across about 6 ceramic bowls she had covering the top of my table saw....
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    OOOPs I forgot one...
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cebby
    ....I went into the shop today and came across about 6 ceramic bowls she had covering the top of my table saw....
    Well, you should do the obvious - cut the bowls in half like she obviously wants you to do....





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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Bulldog - Is it safe to say that you weld for a living?

    Scott
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Thanks MXtras,
    The MM251 is down in your state. My brother in law lives in Fredricksburg. He came up for a visit and took home my MM251 and my 16ga sheet metal bender... Nice guy right. Well he did have permission. After he ran a few beads with the 251 he said he wasn't bringing it back. So I got the 350 P to take it's place.
    Cebby my wife is the best she'll help me anytime I need. I have a son who's 11 (the little Bulldog) now and he helps me out all the time so mom doesn't get many chances to help me out.
    Thanks for the interest guys,
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Bulldog - I'm staking my claim on the future with my little helpers. Let's just say my wife and I have our own ways of cleaning...I'm thorough, she's fast.

    I'm hoping my kids learn by my example (at least in the shop). They have a genuine interest in all things tools, so I guess it's a good start. My oldest is 7 1/2...he wants me to teach him how to weld this summer - he also got his first set of tools for Christmas. My middle son (6) is my best helper - since I get zero static regardless of the task. My youngest is 4 1/2 and has earned the name 'wrench" he's my tool fetcher and knows enough about the different stuff I use to actually be helpful - he's one of those that you show him something once and he's got it. I feel very blessed with all of them (even the Mrs.).
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    MXtras,
    Actually I don't weld for a living. I have a very unique job. I ran a concrete block plant for about 20 yrs then I started my precast concrete plant. At the same time I had an offer to build a concrete block plant in Kingston N.Y. Well I took the job and had my father run my precast company. I built and then ran the Kingston plant for about 3.5yrs. It's 102 each way to Kingston. (I did have a company truck) Well during the 3.5 yrs there I also worked on weekends fixing block plants all over the country. I would work in Kingston 4 or 5 days then go to another plant for 3 or4 days. Anyway I got more and more calls from other plants so I decided to finally go on my own and do plant repair and consultation. On the days that I didn't have a plant to go to I started to build molds to sell. Well this turned into a pretty good business. So now I build block and precast concrete molds, conveyors, bins, agg hoppers and most anything else pertaining to concrete block,Redi mix and Precast concrete plants. Oh yea I also build shackers and roller screens for the topsoil and compost guys. So welding is a big part of what we do but it's not all we do...
    Cebby,
    I can't tell ya how much that I enjoy the time I get to spend with my son in the shop. During the summer he spends almost everyday with me I go all over the country and often need to leave the house at midnight or 1am to get to a job and he is always ready. I left him home one day and the next day he was on the couch sleeping - fully dressed and ready to go. He has learned to be a fine stick/mig welder. He gives me a run for my money some days.
    I'll post some pics of our projects sometime. We have many pics!
    Thanks,
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Here are a few pics of a Ball mill that my son and I built.
    The 1st one is of the little Bulldog.
    The second one is the little Bulldog putting the mill on it's stand.
    The 3rd one is of the little Bulldog in action. He's grinding the hex pieces for the sides of the mill.
    The 4th is of my crew.
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    Re: Blue, Red, Beige, or Other - What is your welder of choice?

    Great Pics!! How old was LBD when you got him started doing (meaningful) stuff? He looks and sounds to be a proficient fella and a quick learner.
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