OK.. Turn it to high and think of it like putting down a row of spot welds one after the other without giving it time to cool.. kind of a 1 second move a 1/8 inch , 1 second move an 1/8th, 1 second.... a little practice with some scrap metal goes a long way with one of those.
and if the wire is trying to burn into a little ball on the end you have to turn the feed speed up or back off the work piece a little.. if the speeds too high it will push out too much wire.. try and keep the tip no more than an inch from what your shooting at.
Also clean metal is key.. scrub it good with a wire brush before you go at it..
you'll get it!!
You using any kind of shielding gas? What kind of wire? Hard wire or flux core? Maybe clean the tip and use a setup piece to get feeds and speeds down. Shielding gas would make a massive difference.
turn up the heat and slow down the wire speed. i suggest starting on the third heat setting try a couple test passes on some scrap pieces. practice makes perfect. we all have to start somewhere. best of luck!
I went to that stage.Then this past year my welding started to improve. The more practice the better you will become.Yeah... guess you're right. My welding seems to be getting worse rather than better. I've watched videos online about it and just can't get the hang of it.
MacGyver would be proudI struck a small problem with my head tube. The headset I need to use with the fork came out of an aluminium bike and I can't weld aluminium. I don't have any headtubes of the right diameter in steel as you can see with this one...
So I slit it lengthwise and pried it open enough to force the cups in...
I then tack welded that extra piece on and tacked on the top tube...
So it's coming together slowly and haphazardly
Yeah...Anything new on Sidebolt?
Nah...Big Jim has a brother from another mother in the making,by the looks of this.