Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Fridays

20 Episodes

Now here's a real-life kind of video series that's unique to WelderSkills.com. We only bring on instructors who are down to earth and are able to articulate the down-and-dirty tips you need to improve your welding. Watch some of our instructors take a quick five minutes every Friday to answer their most common questions, and get a little window into their daily routines in the process.

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Five Minute Fridays
  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute 'Black' Friday EP20 "Fronius"

    Episode 1

    Happy Black Friday! For this week's FMF I was asked about why I went with Fronius. Thought this would be a good way to explain my thoughts on the matter. Hope you enjoy it! Watch till the end! Have a great weekend. If you have any questions you'd like to hear answered on a future FMF please leave...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP19

    Episode 2

    Thank you for clicking on this week's FMF! I talk about bringing in your own tools this week. I'm honestly not sure where I was going with this one but just let it flow, ha ha. I have mixed feelings about this and I think you can tell. Let me know what your thoughts are about this matter in the c...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP18 "Put it on!"

    Episode 3

    Thanks for checking out this week's FMF! This week we get a little personal and I tell you what really happened to me and how I'm fixing it. We only get one body and we need to treat it better. I'll leave it right there. Hope everyone has had a great week! If you have any questions you would like...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP17 "Colors"

    Episode 4

    Thank you for watching this week's FMF! This week we're talking oxidation colors on stainless. Is it important? What affects it? Are you getting the colors you're wanting? These are a few things that I talk about for this FMF! If you have any questions you'd like answered on a future FMF please l...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP16

    Episode 5

    Thank you for watching this week's FMF! I thought I would do something a little different this week and show you the real behind the scenes of my home shop. We like to only show the super clean and organized shop but in reality that is not always the case. Hopefully you get a few things out of th...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP15

    Episode 6

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! This week we're talking about Welding Tests. A few good, bad, and ugly things that happen when I've taken some recent tests. Hope you can pull a few tips out of this one and could help you pass your next test! If you have a question you'd like to hear talked a...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP14

    Episode 7

    Thank you for catching this week's FMF! For this week's drive home we're talking about Keyholing. Do you do it? Should you do it? Is it common? Here are my thoughts on the matter. Hope it helps! Thanks Shane for the question. If you have a question you'd like to have answered for a FMF please lea...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP13

    Episode 8

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! This week we're talking all about pedal pumping. I get asked about this on Instagram a lot and thought I would just share my thoughts. Hopefully it helps. If you have any questions you'd like to hear as a FMF leave them in the comments below or over on the For...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP12

    Episode 9

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! It's been a few weeks because I have been sick but we're back. This week is a little different because I was asked if I could show the plates from the Travel Speed video in a little more detail and the effects from the heat. Hope you like this one and please l...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP11

    Episode 10

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! This question I try to answer the Dealer's Choice question when it comes to filler wire selection. I've seen this question a few times come up so figured I would give it a stab. Hopefully this can help a few of you! Thanks everyone!!

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP10

    Episode 11

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! I wanted to talk about being comfortable in your shop and why is it almost looked down upon to have AC in the shop? I talk a little about this and why I think it's important. Hopefully this FMF helps you pull the trigger and ABC while welding! Thanks every...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP09

    Episode 12

    Thank you for watching this week's FMF! The question for this week is Does Size Matter... for Filler Wire? I personally do feel that using the right size filler wire can drastically change the outcome of your weld. Hopefully this week's FMF can help you understand why this is and maybe will make ...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP08

    Episode 13

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! This question came in from Andy here on WelderSkills. The question was asking about different shades of darkness in your hood and can it help you see better? I took a stab at it on my way home and I hope that it helps answer this question for you. If you have ...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP07

    Episode 14

    Thanks for watching this week's FMF! This week I'm talking about a very simple tool that everyone needs to keep in their box, which you may already have but not using it in this manner! Hope everyone had a great week. If you have any questions you'd like heard answered please leave them in the co...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP06

    Episode 15

    It's Five Minute Friday!! This week comes from a WelderSkills member Nathan. Nathan is having problems with his aluminum tacks cracking. I give 3 different options to try. Hope these tips can help! Have a great weekend! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below and i...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP05

    Episode 16

    This week's Five Minute Friday is to help you get better Tig Arc Starts! These few hacks have really helped me in the past and honestly have become a habit for me. When I worked in the semiconductor industry we did a few parts that a bad arc start/strike could scrap a part so these hacks were c...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP04

    Episode 17

    Thanks for joining me for this week's FMF! This week we're talking about Holding Tolerances. When welding out a job being able to hold it to the right dimensions within the tol. can be the difference between a good part and scrap. In this FMF I go over a couple items that you always need to do...

  • Roy Crumrine - Five Minute Friday EP03

    Episode 18

  • Roy Crumrine - 5 minute Friday EP02

    Episode 19

    FMF Ep 2 Posting on 7/2 Episode 2 of Five Minute Friday! This week's question is What is it like working in the Aerospace Industry? Good, Bad, and the Ugly. The only way I can answer this question is from my personal experience. I get asked this question often so figured let's open up a little an...

  • Roy Crumrine - 5 Minute Friday EP01

    Episode 20

    This is the First Five Minute Friday! I thought it would be a good use of time to record your questions while driving home from work or whenever might feel right. I'd like to limit myself to 5 minutes to answer these questions but might go over a bit. For episode 1 I thought it would be fittin...