I mentioned to a neighbor that I wanted to buy a welder. He said that he was very busy at work and would let me use his MIG suitcase welder to see how I liked it. He gave me several examples of how the welder worked and let me at it. One of my first projects was to make this group of steel "mechanical fingers" out of scrap to help hold pieces together with concentrated weight where clamps are not practical.
Shots show experiments with spot welding, welding lines and multiple weld passes. Some of the welds have been ground recently.
New steel works will be in the 5 x7 and 9 x12 sizes similar to the ceramic works and mixed media of those scales.
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