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Pietenpol-List: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: "Kringle"
John Woods wrote:> Jon Wrote: > I am planning on using 3M Fastbond 30-NF water based contact cement and Latexpaint. > > Jon,> > I was looking at the same product.> 3M Fastbond is available in Australia but the Stewart ekobond doesn't appearto be.> Looking at the MSDS for both products, the ingredients are the same.> > See link for Ekobond MSDS:> http://www.docstoc.com/docs/70168988/Stewart-Systems-EkoBond-MSDS> > And attached PDF for Fastbond MSDS.> > I'm also considering using Latex as final coat. I like the semi-closs finishwhich I think is in character with the Aircamper.> > Still a long way to go before covering but I have a lot of time to do researchright now as I'm miles away from my project.> Have been for the last two years and will be for at least another two months.> Sure am looking forward to getting back to building again.> > JohnW,> Perth, AustraliaJohn W,Thanks for sharing that. They are not identical but oh so close.Jon--------Jon Coxwell GN-1 BuilderRecycle and preserve the planetRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354245#354245 ________________________________________________________________________________Subject: Pietenpol-List: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: "Jerry Dotson"
After three evening classes at the local community college and 9 hours of practicetig welding, this is my best. I asked the instructor if he would climb intomy aircraft for a ride if he saw these welds and he assured me he would. Hetig welds all day for a living and said he would be happy to to do my weldingfor me if I wasn't comfortable with it.--------JohnRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354258#354258Attachments: http://forums.matronics.com//files/tig_weld_982.jpg ________________________________________________________________________________Subject: Pietenpol-List: Re: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: Michael Perez
I would ride with you. Good looking weld--------Jerry Dotson59 Daniel Johnson RdBaker, FL 32531Started building NX510JD July, 2009now covering21" wheelsLycoming O-235Jay Anderson CloudCars propRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354259#354259 ________________________________________________________________________________Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 06:09:03 -0700 (PDT)

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Pietenpol-List: Re: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: "Kringle"
To my untrained eye the weld looks really nice. I just wish I had a community collegein my town that taught a night course on welding!Very nice.--------Semper Fi,Terry HandRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354263#354263 ________________________________________________________________________________Subject: Pietenpol-List: Re: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: Dave Nielsen
I'm also fortunate to only live 20 minutes from the Hobart Institute of Weldingwhich offers world class instruction. However, it is too expensive for a hobbyistlike me to attend.--------JohnRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354266#354266 ________________________________________________________________________________Subject: Re: Pietenpol-List: Re: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: Kringle
Wow, That's better then what I can do."Bat Cave" Dave-----Original Message-----

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Original Posted By: "Barry Davis"
I went to a Hobart seminar in Atlanta in the mid 60's. It was not a hands on justclassroom. They were teaching us how to weld armor plate for military airplanes.It was a good school. Basically how to treat the stuff so the welds didn'tcrack. Fairchild Aircraft paid the bill. We were building pilot and co-pilotarmor underneath the seats for C-123's headed for Vietnam. It was thin butenough to stop small arms fire.--------Jerry Dotson59 Daniel Johnson RdBaker, FL 32531Started building NX510JD July, 2009now covering21" wheelsLycoming O-235 C 2CJay Anderson CloudCars prop 76 X 44Read this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354269#354269 ________________________________________________________________________________

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Cut this piece in half across the weld with a bandsaw and check yourpenetration with a magnifying glass. That will tell you if your temp iscorrect. Wouldn't hurt to cut open several welds as you change from plate totube, etc while you are still learning. Can't be too careful when your buttis a couple hundred feet in the air. Barry-----Original Message-----

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Original Posted By:> jdotson(at)centurylink.net
Jerry=2CThanks to you and you workmates! I flew AC-130 Gunships in SEA and the armor in my seat pan stopped a round that would have put a big dent in my butt if not worse! Always wanted to thank whoever put the armor there. Even if it was C-123's that you worked on=2C the AC-130's got the same treatment.Take Care=2CMax > Subject: Pietenpol-List: Re: Tig Welding 101

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Original Posted By: Oscar Zuniga
> To: pietenpol-list(at)matronics.com> .net>> > I went to a Hobart seminar in Atlanta in the mid 60's. It was not a hands on just classroom. They were teaching us how to weld armor plate for military airplanes. It was a good school. Basically how to treat the stuff so the welds didn't crack. Fairchild Aircraft paid the bill. We were building pilot and co-pilot armor underneath the seats for C-123's headed for Vietnam. It was thin but enough to stop small arms fire.> > --------> Jerry Dotson> 59 Daniel Johnson Rd> Baker=2C FL 32531> > Started building NX510JD July=2C 2009> now covering> 21"=3B wheels> Lycoming O-235 C 2C> Jay Anderson CloudCars prop 76 X 44> > > > > Read this topic online here:> > http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=354269#354269> > > > > > > ============================================> > > ________________________________________________________________________________

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