Posted by
Message
CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
40814 posts

Any place around BR to take a welding class?
not for a degree but just for hobby work


KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
60969 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Go buy the $100 stick welder at harbor freight and start practicing


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
38
Boudreaux35
BR
Member since Sep 2007
13580 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
I'm pretty sure that Google guy has your answer.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
02
NYCAuburn
Auburn Fan
TD Platinum Membership
Member since Feb 2011
44399 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
usually the tech/vocational school will let you pay by the course hour, but have to talk to them about it. usually not n their general info


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
CHEDBALLZ
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
13176 posts
 Online 

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Go buy a a little $300 entry level Lincoln wire feeder, I recommend a flux core machine with gas. Then go to a scrap yard and buy some scraps, watch some youtube videos (welding tips and tricks is a good one) and get after it. A monkey can weld with a wire feeder. If you want to learn how to TIG or weld with stick its a little harder and you would need someone to show you.

I use to be an ironworker, had to show many helpers how to tack with a flux core wire feeder, most of them could pick it up in an hour or so.


junkfunky
LSU Fan
The bubble
Member since Jan 2011
21594 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:

not for a degree but just for hobby work


BRCC is about to break ground on the body work portion of their Automotive Training Facility and they will be teaching welding. Doesn't help you now but it will be there eventually.

I would just
quote:

Go buy the $100 stick welder at harbor freight and start practicing


Watch youtube videos or get someone to teach you the basics and just start fusing metal.


Hammertime
UNO Fan
Will trade dowsing rod for titties
Member since Jan 2012
38032 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Buy either a stick or small mig machine and watch YouTube videos and read stuff online. If you weld thick shit, get a stick welder. Thinner stuff, MIG welder. MIG is much easier IMHO.

And DEFINITELY get a good grinder and a lot of wheels. Your welds will look like shite. With welding, if you don't do it consistently, you suck at it.

Stick with HF for your first one. They are cheap and work okay enough
This post was edited on 3/7 at 4:22 pm


Chuker
Tennessee Tech Fan
Cum & Joke Mines of Mars
Member since Nov 2015
2877 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:

flux core machine with gas





Why use flux core if you have gas?


bayoudude
LSU Fan
Houma
Member since Dec 2007
19084 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:

Why use flux core if you have gas?


We do this for outdoor welding at our yard. Performs better in wind etc. In a home shop solid wire with shield gas would work. Or gasless flux core wire if you just need to stick it together without worrying about looks and spatter.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
TheDrunkenTigah
Syracuse Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
13046 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:

Watch youtube videos or get someone to teach you the basics and just start fusing metal.


This.

I've been on a kick lately and youtube has more info than you'll need to get started. Lots of companies make instructional videos to push their machine. Really it just takes practice and cash. After a few beers and youtube videos I was convinced I needed a $2500 AC TIG machine, and I've never struck an arc.


SportTiger1
SMU Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
13286 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Been wanting to get into Welding as well. As soon as i can think of something i need to weld, i'm going to but one.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
CHEDBALLZ
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
13176 posts
 Online 

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:

. If you weld thick shit, get a stick welder.


I'll out produce a stick machine any day with a fluxed core machine.

We weld 95% fluxed core, 5% MIG on structural. Nothing in our facilty gets stick welded and we are the largest fabricator on the Gulf.


bigcatfish
Member since Feb 2009
402 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
You can contact ABC. I know that some night classes are offered in Livingston Parish through them.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
tigNstick629
Member since Jan 2017
30 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Get a decent Miller mig machine. Always buy a machine that is a little more capable than you you. Relieve you will need it for. Don't be afraid to spend a little bit more it will save you a lot of headache. Also don't discount a used machine that looks to be in fairly good condition

I'd recommend mig over fluxcore if it's just for hobby welding.

Oh and just watch some YouTube videos and practice. You'll be fine. You're not trying to run roots and make X-ray welds out of position.

Good luck and have fun.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
tigNstick629
Member since Jan 2017
30 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Gas-less fluxcore = hammered dog crap. Haha


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
12
CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
40814 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:


Stick with HF for your first one. They are cheap and work okay enough


well on simple things i usually take this path but im just going to have to buy something better later.

what do you think of this one.
LINK


tigNstick629
Member since Jan 2017
30 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
Probably be fine. What kind of stuff do you plan to mainly be working on.

On thing to look at is duty cycle. That one is 30% at 130amps which mean that at 130amps you can weld for 3 minutes out of every 10


JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15335 posts
 Online 

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
That's plenty of machine for household shite. Go ahead and get a dewalt 4" grinder, along with a bunch of 1/8" and 1/4" rocks. With a decent amount of practice, you'll learn how to do it effectively, you won't be a combo welder that can pass phase array, but as far as household projects, it'll be more than enough.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
40814 posts

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
ok then what do you recommend? im willing to put down 1k for equipment. mainly frames for stuff in the garage. maybe stuff for my jeep. idk anything.


JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15335 posts
 Online 

re: Any place around BR to take a welding class?
quote:

Why use flux core if you have gas?


Flux core without a shielding gas will look like absolute dog shite.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 3next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram