Mr Tig Blog

Practice TIG Welding without a Welder

Sep 2016 02
12 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



Here's a quick video that will give you some great tips to get started in TIG welding, even before you can afford the welding equipment.

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How to Weld Titanium to Stainless Steel: Is is Possible?

Aug 2016 26
12 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



Titanium and Stainless Steel are both commonly used alloys in the aftermarket exhaust and racing industry. But is it possible to actually join the two together using the TIG welding process? Here's the demonstration!

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Cast Aluminum Head Repair: 1954 Nash Healey

Jul 2016 29
12 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

We have started a three part series on how to make a weld repair on Cast Aluminum. We were sent a 1954 Nash Healey Head that was made of cast Aluminum and had a large crack in it. Cast Aluminum welding is always difficult. You really never know what to expect, because the material is so dirty and unpredictable. In this series we will be showing you all kinds of different tips and tricks to make sure you get the best possible results. In this episode we are going to:
 
→ Inspect the part to decide the best way to weld it.
→ Show the multi step process for prepping and grinding the part
→ Dialing in your welder on sample material
→ Tacking the Cast Aluminum
 


 

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Repairing Drum Cymbals with Different Welding Processes

Aug 2016 19
12 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)


Drum Cymbal Repair - Part 1: In this episode we attempt to repair a cracked drum cymbal with the use of a silver solder.


Drum Cymbal Repair - Part 2: In part two, we repair another cracked drum cymbal, but this time try using a soft solder.


Drum Cymbal Repair - Part 3: In part 3 we are using a silicon bronze to rapiar a cracked cymbal.


Drum Cymbal Repair - Part 4: In part 4 we disovered a product called Muggy Weld SSF-6, thanks to our YouTube commenters. Here's how it performed.

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Aluminum Bike Frame Repair: 6000 Series Aluminum Welding

Jul 2016 07
12 01 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



We received a project to repair off an Aluminum competition mountain bike. There were significant cracks in the swing arm that needed to be diagnosed and welded. Since this is an old bike frame (about 12 years old), there was no available information about the parent material. We decided that it was likely a 6000 series Aluminum and would be best repaired with a 5356 Aluminum filler.

Before welding, we first needed to remove all the paint / primer and groove out the cracks.

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