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oh oil field welding no thx bawwww

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CaleDeRoo wrote:oh oil field welding no thx bawwww
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oh oil field welding no thx bawwww
Welders make good money down here. If you can dive and do deepwater shit, you be the boss man at the strip club when you come back on shore tee.

I was thinking of taking a welding class at the community college here to learn. When I build my shop in the backyard there's skills I wanna know and get decent at for some projects.

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oh oil field welding no thx bawwww
Welders make good money down here. If you can dive and do deepwater shit, you be the boss man at the strip club when you come back on shore tee.

I was thinking of taking a welding class at the community college here to learn. When I build my shop in the backyard there's skills I wanna know and get decent at for some projects.
I wish I had known this was a job when I was younger...

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oh oil field welding no thx bawwww
Welders make good money down here. If you can dive and do deepwater shit, you be the boss man at the strip club when you come back on shore tee.

I was thinking of taking a welding class at the community college here to learn. When I build my shop in the backyard there's skills I wanna know and get decent at for some projects.

Taking a class is fine to learn the basics but nothing beats practice. You can teach yourself pretty easily.

Weldingtipsandtricks.com is good too. I've been welding for years and still use him from time to time.

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Welders make good money down here. If you can dive and do deepwater shit, you be the boss man at the strip club when you come back on shore tee.

I was thinking of taking a welding class at the community college here to learn. When I build my shop in the backyard there's skills I wanna know and get decent at for some projects.

Taking a class is fine to learn the basics but nothing beats practice. You can teach yourself pretty easily.

Weldingtipsandtricks.com is good too. I've been welding for years and still use him from time to time.
Well I figured with the class, it goes over nearly EVERY kind of welding, different materials, different techniques, etc. I could youtube all of it and find my way thru it, and spend money on things that I might not need... or I could just take a class and go through tons of different types of welding and learn what's the best way to spend my money in the future when I want to buy a whole setup. The class isn't cheap, but it's likely cheaper than a ton of trial and error with me wading thru the plethora of info on the internet. Plus having a teacher give real time feedback and advice is invaluable. It's one skill I really wanna learn so I can start doing side projects.

I found a small plasma cnc thing the other day for only $1,500. It's similar to my vinyl plotter but with plasma. I was like... Oh shit, I could totally find a ton of shit to cut out, I'd just need to learn to weld to complete that package. Then I went into a youtube rabbit trail of plasma cutters and learned that it's likely something I want as well.

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Deets on the class? I did a 20wk program that was 20hrs a week.

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Deets on the class? I did a 20wk program that was 20hrs a week.
I'll copy and paste it so you can get an idea. It's $2,500, and is Mon/Tues/Wed 5-9pm. 39 classes, 13 weeks, 167 hours.



Interested in learning to weld but have little to no welding experience? This short-term class through our Corporate College is for you.

Students will learn the basic skills required to become a welder. Instruction is provided in various processes including oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding, and plasma arc cutting.

Students spend about 90% of time actually welding and approximately 10% on theory, plate preparation, and clean-up. The course content includes safe and efficient work practices, and the use of current industry standards, practices and techniques as well as NCCER Core Training.
And on the register site, it has more info.
* This class includes a 32 hour NCCER Core session.

No class on September 3, 2018 due to the Labor Day Holiday.

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Section ID CEWLB160
QA002
Session Fa/Wi 2018
Category Manufacturing
Days M Tu W
Dates 8/27/18 - 12/10/18
Times 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
# of Hours 167
# of Classes 39
# of Weeks 13
Format Lab
Instructor McCauley, R. Glenn
Location 01-QA (Ardoin, Lafayette)

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Fri May 03, 2019 1:12 pm

Sounds pretty decent price per hour is about on par for what I paid. I would say go for it, but then you absolutely need to get your own and continue practicing after the fact. This isn't like riding a bike. I learned that the hard way. If you don't use the skill you will lose it.

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Fri May 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Yeah my thing is I don't wanna say "OK LET'S WELD BAW! I'm gonna budget $2K for my welding setup and tinker constantly" only to find that I should of got a Mig setup instead of a Tig, or should of started with a stick. Basically I know enough to know what I don't know, and that I should really get outside input before jumping the gun into that.

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Fri May 03, 2019 5:34 pm

Man I wouldn't even bother with a stick welder unless you're repairing old machinery and all you care about is shit sticks together. Hobart Handler is a fantastic garage/small shop mig welder. They are cheap, but buy quality consumables like wire and contact tips etc. Then I would budget for a late model Miller Dynasty tig welder. Doesn't have to be brand new, but they're nice and weld aluminum cleanly.

I use this big MFer on the right for steel/stainless, but for Aluminum I go take someone else's Dynasty.

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So currently I'm trading emails back and forth with Tramontana to give them specs on the marine engine and shit so they can try to accommodate a way to mount and fit them into their engine bay. They're curious about a 4.0 liter version, which doesn't exist yet, so I don't know if my guy is actually planning on designing one since we've got a 3.5L that's actually wrapping up with machining. The damn machine shop dealing with the big 3.5L had to call in the big boys that design the big CNCs they run to help figure the tooling out along with how the hell to get this damn thing worked out. Apparently it's one of the toughest things the company has ever had to figure out how to machine. I totally get it because he's gone thru nearly 17 shops in over 2 years trying to get it made.

Anywho, I had to look up this damn Tramontana shit. It's some lil crazy car that seems interesting.

Scratch that, just re-read the email
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We are working in a extreme and exclusive personal watercraft. A product for luxury yachts clients. Something with radical design and explosive power.
What's your smaller two stroke engine? (power, dimensions, weight)
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:49 pm

That car is actually pretty big, and I had no idea they were still in business.

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That car is actually pretty big, and I had no idea they were still in business.
I just updated it, I think they're actually looking to do a luxury power boat thingy

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:58 pm

Also need an intern? My brother is a 4th year aerospace/propulsion engineer student at Embry Riddle and he's getting desperate :lolol:

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Also need an intern? My brother is a 4th year aerospace/propulsion engineer student at Embry Riddle and he's getting desperate :lolol:
Hah, no need for it here at my company. There ain't a lot of aerospace work in this area. I think Alabama has a bit of it since one of the NASA facilities is down there. Here is a lot of oilfield but its starting to diversify a lot because companies need to not have all their eggs in one basket.

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Also need an intern? My brother is a 4th year aerospace/propulsion engineer student at Embry Riddle and he's getting desperate :lolol:
Hah, no need for it here at my company. There ain't a lot of aerospace work in this area. I think Alabama has a bit of it since one of the NASA facilities is down there. Here is a lot of oilfield but its starting to diversify a lot because companies need to not have all their eggs in one basket.
Yeah the aerospace stuff in Huntsville, AL is up near TN. Great area if you don't mind being away from the gulf.

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