Glenn

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Not only do you have to make ugly faces like he says but you gotta know which side of your mouth to hold your tongue.

 

Makes me wonder what inspired him to learn that particular skill. Hmmmm.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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I think this is called "being on your medication".  Or to much of a good thing can be bad.  Or, to much time on your hands.  

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The wheelchair and hospital bed are probably clues to how he came about perfecting this skill. I went through some occupational therapy several years ago and was really surprised with what they have you use to regain motion and dexterity.   

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J. C. used to be a welder until he was paralyzed in car wreck and is now confined to a wheel chair, so the medication is probably necessary and all he has is time on his hands. Thanks, Jerry

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I went to a very good tech college to learn welding. The old instructor told us to watch the guy that seems to be wasting time a lot. he knows his ambient heat is approaching the top, and he's just waiting for the piece to cool a bit, before he applies the next pass. Ya got to do something whilst waiting...

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2014 at 7:38 PM, Judson Yaggy said:

Well, it's easy with 6011, I'd like to see him try it with 7018!  (grin)

Hi Judson Yaggy,

I'm using 7018. 3/32!! I can do it with 1/8 & 5/32. I can also do it with 1/4 Jet Weld welding rods. I have been doing that since I was a boilermaker welder in 1970 just out of the Navy. Great job!!!

On ‎2‎/‎22‎/‎2014 at 9:56 PM, Hillbillysmith said:

I literally think my IQ dropped a few points watching that video.... Excellent talent J.C, best be sure to put that on your resume.

 

-Hillbilly

Thanks Hillbillysmith,

You are a good man..

On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2014 at 9:46 PM, mike-hr said:

I went to a very good tech college to learn welding. The old instructor told us to watch the guy that seems to be wasting time a lot. he knows his ambient heat is approaching the top, and he's just waiting for the piece to cool a bit, before he applies the next pass. Ya got to do something whilst waiting...

Yep he's right!!! I watched the old timers when I was a young man.

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2014 at 8:11 PM, Steve McCarthy said:

The wheelchair and hospital bed are probably clues to how he came about perfecting this skill. I went through some occupational therapy several years ago and was really surprised with what they have you use to regain motion and dexterity.   

Was doing it back in the 70s when I was a boilermaker welder for CP&L & Duke Power. It's Duke Energy now. Best job I've had.

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Try breaking eight 1/8" 7018 rods across the back of your neck.  Its funny as heck watching new guys try and do it

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Is that a round (ish) bundle of 8 rods, or a flat row of 8 rods, or 8 rods one at a time?

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Is this a "seasoned welder" trick or something because I've never heard of it.  Kind of like stuffing Weld Kleen in a gas cup?  Theres lot of jokes you can play on the "new guy" but I've always found it more amusing and fun to help them and watch them learn.  Ticks off some of the old hands sometimes, but tough.  More power to u J.C. R III.  Scott.

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On 5/19/2017 at 7:31 AM, Glenn said:

Is that a round (ish) bundle of 8 rods, or a flat row of 8 rods, or 8 rods one at a time?

bundle of eight

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