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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.

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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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TIG Torch Basics and Connection Compatibility

Jun 2016 23
12 01 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



TIG torches can be confusing. We get more questions when it comes to torches than just about anything else. In this video, we are going to go over some of the basics of TIG torches and how to decide what you need based on our most common questions.

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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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Lincoln Squarewave TIG 200 Welder Review: Part 1 - AC Test

May 2016 26
12 01 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



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In this episode of TIG Time, we are going to be testing the AC functionality of the Lincoln Electric Square Wave 200. Since its release in November of 2015, the square wave 200 has been a favorite among hobbyist and light commercial welders. We got our hands on one so that we could see how it would compare to some of the Lincoln TIG welders of the past, like the V-205T.

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