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Welding for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Get the know-how to weld like a pro

Welding is a highly sought after skill in today's job market and a handy talent for industrious repairpersons and hobbyists. This friendly, step-by-step guide helps you master this commonly used yet complex task, taking you from material evaluation all the way through the welding process. You'll apply finishing techniques, adhere to safety practices, and learn other methods like brazing and soldering.

  • Understand common welding techniques — become familiar with stick, tig, and mig welding

  • Pick your metal — choose from options such as steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and learn the best methods for working with them

  • Keep yourself safe — find the right protective gear, manage your workspace, and take care of your equipment

  • Prepare your shop — obtain the tools you need, find the ideal location, and plot your setup

  • Create cool projects — get started with a basic torch cart and then take it up a notch with a portable welding table and a campfire grill

  • Make fixes and repairs — decide the right time to mend and then design a repair strategy and follow your plan

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for choosing the best welding technique for your project

  • The lowdown on commonly welded metals

  • Ways to keep safe in your welding shop

  • Instructions for a variety of welding techniques

  • Projects for putting your skills to use

  • Reasons to become certified

  • The best tools for your particular welding job

Learn to:

  • Work with various welding techniques

  • Follow safety procedures

  • Make each joint look professional

  • Complete simple do-it-yourself projects

Synopsis:

Get the know-how to weld like a pro

Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task.

This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures.

  • Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding
  • Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project
  • Required training and certification information

Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

About the Author

Steven Robert Farnsworth is a welding teacher with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all methods of welding. He served in the U.S. Navy, working to keep the fleet afloat with his welding repairs.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Understanding Welding Basics.

Chapter 1: Diving Into the World of Welding.

Chapter 2: Considering Commonly Welded Metals.

Chapter 3: Setting Your Sights on Welding Safety.

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Welding Shop.

Part II: Welding on a Budget: Stick and Tig Welding.

Chapter 5: Getting on the Stick: Understanding Stick Welding.

Chapter 6: Getting to Work with Stick Welding.

Chapter 7: To Tig or Not To Tig: Understanding Tig Welding.

Chapter 8: Trying Out Tig Welding.

Part III: Discovering Mig Welding.

Chapter 9: Understanding the ABCs of Mig Welding.

Chapter 10: Practicing Mig Welding.

Part IV: Getting Fancy: Plasma Cutting, Oxyfuel Cutting, and Other Processes.

Chapter 11: Examining Plasma and Oxyfuel Cutting.

Chapter 12: Ready, Set, Cut! Trying Out Plasma Arc Cutting and Oxyfuel Cutting.

Chapter 13: Exploring Special Weld Processes.

Chapter 14: Exploring Pipe Welding.

Chapter 15: Working with Cast Iron.

Part V: Putting Welding into Action with Projects and Repairs.

Chapter 16: Two Welding Projects to Boost Your Welding Shop.

Chapter 17: Constructing a Campfire Grill.

Chapter 18: Fixin' to Fix Things: Analyzing and Planning.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Tools Every Welder Wants.

Chapter 20: (Not Quite) Ten Advantages of Being a Certified Welder.

Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Welding Defects.

Chapter 22: Ten Signs You're Welding Correctly.

Chapter 23: Ten Maintenance Tips for Your Welding Equipment and Shop.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470455968
Author:
Farnsworth, Steven Robert
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Construction
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
236.2 x 188 x 21.6 mm 20.16 oz

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Engineering » Construction » Metalwork
Engineering » Metal » Metallurgy
Engineering » Metal » Welding
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Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Metal » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Metal » Technique
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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"Synopsis" by , Get the know-how to weld like a pro

Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task.

This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures.

  • Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding
  • Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project
  • Required training and certification information

Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.

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