Well fellas, after hundreds of hours under the hood, midway through the first re-runs of 'Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast', and scouring a heap of welding and blueprint books....I interviewed for a welding and fab job.
Every piece of weld test advice i could remember from the podcasts came up...and came in handy.
-Checked every machine for gas, polarity, settings.
-Asked for scrap to dial in the MIG.
-Brought some pre-sharpened tungstens just in case.(NEEDED THEM)
-Asked what they were looking for as well as how i could improve.
-Made sure i was up to speed on prints and symbols.(This one put me over the top...I could hear the guy telling the others through the curtain that i had "just got it..right off the bat...THE WELD SYMBOLS TOO!")
-Dressed nice but had welding gear in the bag.
-Had some aluminum chunks at the ready for the stainless lap welds he threw at me.
I never thought something like this was a possibility for me until I started following you guys. After less than a year practicing in the basement...A guy with no professional welding experience walks into a decent sized machine manufacturing company and wows the welding department forman...All because i picked up a few 'welding tips and tricks'.
Jody, Johnathan, Roy...
You guys helped me get to a major 'Pivot Point' in my life.