Synopses & Reviews
Your Guide to Successful Welding Welding is a valuable skill that almost anyone can learn. This comprehensive handbook gets you started with tips and suggestions from an experienced welding instructor. Straight to the point and easy to read, it covers all of the major types of welds, including arc welding, MIG welding, gas welding, TIG welding, plasma cutting, and more. This extremely detailed book is an ideal reference for farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop or auto shop. Hundreds of step-by-step photographs illustrate welding processes and show the differences between good welds and bad welds. The author points out common pitfalls and mistakes, and offers constructive advice on how to correct or avoid problems. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced welder who wants to learn more, Farm and Workshop Welding provides a wealth of useful shop-tested advice. You'll discover everything you need to know to learn hands-on welding, and start repairing and creating metal equipment and structures. Inside you'll find practical instructions for: - Cast Iron Welding - Pipe Welding - Hardfacing - Soldering - Welding Plastics - Metal Identification - Welding Safety - Workshop Techniques - Drill Sharpening - Taps and Dies - Basic Blacksmithing
Almost anyone can weld, cut or shape metal. That's the starting point for this supremely practical book which, through tips, suggestions and fault finding, helps the beginner to improve and the intermediate operator to broaden technique. Beyond welding metals and plastics, advice extends into the wider workshop with chapters on drills, cutting threads and basic blacksmithing. Andrew Pearce lays out pitfalls and common mistakes section by section, and then helps the reader to avoid or correct them. Useful if you're stumped by a problem! o MMA o MIG/MAG o Gas Welding and Cutting o TIG o Plasma Cutting o Cast Iron o Pipe Welding o Hardfacing o Soldering o Welding Plastics o Drills o Taps and Dies o Basic Blacksmithing
A practical handbook for welding in the farm, home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop or auto shop.
About the Author
Andrew Pearce grew up in Kent, England with motorcycles, cars and farm machinery. After study at the University of Nottingham's School of Agriculture, he worked for several years on a farm in Sussex. During this time, he started writing, first for Power Farming and later for Farmer's Weekly. A former instructor of welding and other practical skills, he currently divides his time between writing and the farm workshop.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Don't Take Risks. First Things First. Any Old Iron? Metal Identification. Chapter 1: MMA Manual Metal Arc Welding. Chapter 2: MIG/MAG Welding. Chapter 3: Gas Welding and Cutting. Chapter 4: TIG Welding. Chapter 5: Plasma Cutting. Chapter 6: Special Techniques Cast iron welding, Pipe welding, Hardfacing. Chapter 7: Soldering. Chapter 8: Welding Plastics. Chapter 9: Workshop Techniques Taps and dies, Drill Sharpening. Chapter 10: Basic Blacksmithing. Appendices: What's in a Name? Process Terminology. Heat Colors. Useful Conversions: electrodes and cored wires.