Andrew Cardin - 7018 Flat Build Up Pad - Stick welding
Basic build up pad with 7018. Right off the bat, what you want to do with any type of welding is get yourself comfortable. Something as simple as turning a plate a few degrees on a table can make all the difference.
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.