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Weld Like a Pro: Beginning to Advanced Techniques
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Weld Like a Pro: Beginning to Advanced Techniques
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TIG, Oxyacetylene, Arc, and Wire-Feed welding processes are detailed, with special coverage on Stick and MIG processes. Welding butt and V-joints is explained as well as welding more complex joints, including J- and U-joints. Step-by-step instruction gives you the necessary information to tackle and complete almost any welding job. Popular automotive projects, such as welding an electric fuel pump into an aluminum tank, repairing chrome-moly suspension arms, and welding in floorpans are thoroughly covered. And when it comes to repairing household items, specific projects such as repairing and modifying the steel tubing on an exercise machine, repairing the frame for a decorative bench, and more are covered.

Whether you're new to welding, a veteran weldor working with special materials, or involved in a special project, you will find indispensible information within the pages of this book.



TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments 
Introduction 
Chapter 1:
  • Welding Processes and Equipment 
  • Oxyacetylene Welding 
  • TIG Welding 
  • Stick Welding 
  • MIG Welding 
  • Oxyfuel Cutting 
  • Plasma Cutting 
Chapter 2:
  • Joint Types 
  • Butt Joints 
  • Tubular Structural Joints 
  • Weld Types 
Chapter 3:
  • Oxyacetylene Welding 
  • Equipment 
  • Purchasing Oxyfuel Equipment 
  • Projects and Applications 
  • Project: Welding Plate Practice 
  • Project: Welding Pipe Practice 
  • Application: Oxyacetylene Welding Cast Iron 
Chapter 4:
  • TIG Welding 
  • Power Options 
  • Torch Position 
  • Equipment 
  • Purchasing TIG Equipment 
  • Selecting TIG Rod 
  • Stiffness versus Diameter 
  • Heat-Affected Zone 
  • Projects and Applications 
  • Project: Making a Taillight Bracket 
  • Application: Tubing Intersections 
  • Application: Stainless-Steel Gas Tanks 
  • Project: Making a Stainless Exhaust System 
  • Application: Exhaust System 
  • Project: Repairing Aluminum Cylinder Heads 
  • Application: TIG Welding Titanium 
  • Application: TIG Welding Magnesium 
Chapter 5:
  • Stick Welding 69
  • Electrodes 70
  • Equipment 70
  • Purchasing Stick Power 72
  • Filler Metals 72
  • Learning Stick Welding 74
Chapter 6:
  • MIG Welding 
  • Process Variations 
  • Cored Wires 
  • Gun Position 
  • What Melts a MIG Wire? 
  • Wire Stickout Effect on Penetration 
  • Equipment
  • Standard Power Systems
  • Purchasing a MIG System
  • Wire and Gas Selection 
  • Projects and Applications 
  • Application: Creating an Automatic Gate Latch 
  • Project: Welding a Hydroformed Frame 
  • Project: Fabricating a Seat Support 
  • Project: Repairing a Decorative Bench 
  • Project: Mending a Weather Vane 
  • Application: Subframe Connector 
  • Application: NASCAR Stock Car Chassis 
  • Application: Street Rod Roll Bar 
  • Project: Modifying an Exercise Machine 
  • Project: Adding a Pull-Up Device to an Exercise Machine 
  • Project: Building a Trailer Hitch 
  • Application: Spot Welds 
  • Application: Triumph TR3 Floorpan Installation 
  • Application: Street Rod and Race Car Tubing 
  • Application: TCI MIG Welds 
  • Application: Rear Quarter Panel Replacement 
Chapter 7:
  • Advanced Materials and Metallurgical Processes 
  • High-Strength Steels 
  • Alloys in Steel 
  • Metallurgical Property Tests 
  • Weld Defects 
  • Project: Arc Straightening 
Further Reading 
Source Guide 

Specifications
Publisher: CarTech, SA Design
Softcover: Approx. 144 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
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