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The skill of stacking beads uniformly halfway overlapping a previous bead is fundamental to multipass welding on pipe or structural shapes. This is some of the best concentrated stick welding practice there is.
I'm gonna use 7018 and show you some great methods for practice.
padding beads is the best way to build the skills for running a uniform bead
stick welding with 7018 1/8"
One test beats out 100 opinions. Cut and etch testing of a multi pass fillet weld using 7018 stick electrodes
In this video you will see...Tips and Techniques for Stick Welding with 7018 Uphill - Arc Force, and CLAMS. - Current, Length of arc, Angle, Manipulation, Speed