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Welding 100 Year Old Aluminum at Jay Leno's Garage: 1914 Detroit Electric Restoration

Feb 2015 19
16 15 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

We were invited to Jay Leno's Garage to help them weld some more difficult auto restorations. In this episode we are filling in some holes on some Aluminum that fits on an old 1914 Detroit Electric.

In this video you will learn different techniques to fill in holes from backing up the part to filler selection and welding motion. Join us in the welding forum to learn more about welding Aluminum!

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QuickTIG Welding Solution: Test and Review

Feb 2015 13
16 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

There are lots of different chemicals out there in the welding industry that claim to do some impressive things with Stainless Steel. From being able to skip the back purging, to getting a perfectly clean weld; there are all kinds. When we went to FABTECH last year (2014), we ran into some guys from Slovenia with a solution called, QuickTIG.

They told us that when applying this chemical to a Stainless Steel joint, we could weld up to 1/4" with full penetration and only 150 AMPs! Furthermore, they claimed that there was no need for surface preparation, other than painting on the solution.

In this episode, we got some of this solution in the shop so we could test their claims. Watch the video and let us know what you think of this product in the Weld.com Forum!

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Welding Titanium Exhaust in Jay Leno's Garage

Jan 2015 23
16 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

Welding Titanium, as we now know from our other Titanium episodes, can be a very difficult materials to weld. This is why we were invited to Jay Leno's Garage to help General Manager, Bernard Juchli with his Formula One sidecar build. This is the first of a two part series where we will be fabricating and welding an exhuast system made of Titanium and Stainless Steel.

In this episode we will show you the project and describe what needs to be done. You will see how we set up the gas and purge the backside for welding Titanium. You will then see how we go about cutting and welding the exhaust so it works for the new build.

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Rotary Turntable Welding and Review

Feb 2015 05
16 15 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



We get a lot of requests from manufacturers to test their products on TIG Time. Most of the products that we test don't make the cut, but every so often we get some that really do impress. In this episode of TIG Time we are playing with the MK Products CobraTurn Digital TurnTable. This Turntable boasts an impressive 300 lb. weight capacity and a very cool gas purge through the center of the shaft so you can purge materials from the inside like Titanium and Stainless Steel.

One of the easiest ways to see if a turntable is really quality or not is by using it with high frequency. The high frequency will cause most standard armetures to jump or lunge forward, which is not ideal in a turntable.

In this episode we weld both mild steel, as well as Aluminum to test the motion of the turntable and to give you some helpful welding tips.

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Welding Titanium Exhaust in Jay Leno's Garage: Part 2

Jan 2015 30
16 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

We are back in Jay Leno's Garage, finishing up the Titanium exhaust rebuild that we started last week. In episode 1, we cut and welded the intake so it would fit into place as we needed. In this episode, we are finishing the job by cutting and welding the manifold so it matches up with the new engine.

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