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  • TIG Weld the Aluminum Hurricane (Part 1)

    This video shows the butt joint portion of this aluminum hurricane project and how a #5 alumina cup can be the best choice for certain aluminum welds

  • TIG Weldin the Aluminum Hurricane (Part 2)

    This project was sent to me by a laser cutting company that sells them as weldable kits. It was a good practice project that required a lot of different torch angles. Rotating the torch head as you weld is shown along with plenty of instructive arc shots

  • TIG Welding Aluminum Outside Corner with Angle and Padding beads

    The outside corner joint is a very common one. This video shows a slightly different perspective using aluminum angle. Same joint, different perspectives and some practice padding beads added.

  • TIG Welding Aluminum 1G Butt and 2F Tee

    This Video gives tips for TIG welding a 1G flat butt joint and how to watch the puddle sink to make sure you are getting penetration,
    A tee joint fillet weld test in 11 ga thickness usually requires penetration into the root but not all the way thru the back side

  • TIG Welding a 3G (Vertical) Aluminum Butt Joint

    Sometimes when you are out of practice, its good to just practice until things feel natural again. I welded a 3g butt on 11ga aluminum and the first try did not go so well, so I settled in and just stacked a few beads on scrap until things felt more natural and comfortable

  • Macro Etch Testing - Cut and Etch Tips for Steel and Aluminum

    A Macro Etch test also known as a cut and etch test is a very valuable teaching tool. Its a destructive test but it can verify settings and technique and since you see the results in a matter of minutes, the puddle is still fresh in your mind. Did it penetrate like you thought? One Cut and Etch ...

  • TIG Welding Aluminum -filling a hole & Outside Corner weld

    I ground off the corner of an aluminum cube project to demonstrate a technique for filling a hole. A gas lens cup helped for this task

  • TIG Welding Aluminum Outside Corner joint Cube project

    Outside Corner joints on 11ga 6061 aluminum are enjoyable. This This Aluminum cube project is a good way to get some practice on outside corner joints.

  • TIG Welding Aluminum Lap joints on a Cube

    Tanks, Reservoirs, Pontoons, can usually be repaired using a doubler patch that uses a lap joint

  • TIG Welding Edge Beads Stainless, Carbon Steel, Aluminum

    Dimensional restoration is a big part of aerospace maintenance.
    A whole lot of aerospace tig welding is restoring worn metal.
    And that often involves being able to weld a very small bead on an edge.
    The thinner the metal, the more difficult it is so its good to start thick and work your way dow...

  • Roy Crumrine - TIG Welding Aluminum Job Shop Parts

    This is a collaboration video with Jody Collier and Roy "Crummy" Crumrine.

    Roy and Jody both do job shop work like this on the side and this aluminum welding job is very typical of the type of work we get. Often times, the machine shop will even make a fixture to help avoid mistakes and make the...

  • AC frequency settings for TIG Aluminum

    This is part 3 in a "how to tig weld aluminum" series. this video is about AC frequency adjustments and when to use different frequency settings.
    Rule of thumb here is higher frequencies seem to help on thinner aluminum and lower frequencies help on thicker aluminum...especially for tig welding...

  • AC Frequency Settings for TIG Welding Aluminum

    This video is about tig welding aluminum on AC at 50hz and at 250hz.
    there was a noticeable difference at the 2 different settings. 50hz got completed penetration and 250hz did not penetrate.
    I tried to keep travel speed the same for both welds by using a motorized welding positioner turntable.
    C...

  • TIG Welding Aluminum Tote project

    This is a large aluminum tote tray to hold several grinders and abrasive wheels

  • How to TIG Weld Aluminum - Part 1

    There is a lot to talk about.
    things like tungsten electrodes..type and size ( i like 2% lanthanated for everything and 3/32 takes care of most of my daily welding)
    shielding gases ...argon is best to start but if you begin to specialize in thicker aluminum, it might make sense to use a blend of ...

  • Aluminum Awning project TIG Welding in JDs shop

    200 amps might seem like a lot but with the large heat sink due to the size of the project, 200 amps was actually about right for a lot of it. I used the foot pedal and for some of the welds, I backed off the amps quite a lot but for a few of the welds I was welding a 3/16" (5mm) thick doubler a...

  • TIG Welding Aluminum with Different Waveforms

    The current waveforms are advanced square wave, soft square wave, sine wave, and triangle wave.
    They all have slightly different looks, sounds and characteristics.
    Some waveforms are supposed to be better for thin metals, others for thicker metals.
    There is another advanced feature on a very few...

  • How to TIG Weld Aluminum - Part 2

    Questions about AC balance, AC frequency, tungsten electrodes, shielding gases, techniques for feeding wire, how to keep a tight arc without dipping in the puddle, and a lot more.
    While I figure out the best way to answer as many questions as possible, I have to start by answering just a few of t...

  • TIG Welding Box Cutter Blades

    TIg welding box cutter blades can be very good practice because it makes you get used to focusing your eyes on a very small puddle, you have to get used to using a very small filler wire, and you also see how beneficial it is to use aluminum backing on thin metal.

  • TIG welding Stainless Steel and Best Practices

    Fabricating a stainless steel part and talking about maintaining the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Outside Corner joints using Aluminum angle backing