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(Aiken Standard)   Growing number of women looking at welding as a career. Jennifer Beals probably available for comment   (aikenstandard.com) divider line 67
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2013-01-27 02:25:27 AM  

Coastalgrl: Quantum Apostrophe: Coastalgrl: I wish I knew how to weld on stainless. Would be really handy right about now.

You utter fool! We 3D print our stainless steel now!

Well I need to attach stainless steel things to stainless steel hull of a boat. No matter what the mode of production, I still need to affix part A to B.


Just toss part B and part A into a 3D unprinter, then use that as feedstock for the 3D printer, and 3D print the final product. Ezee Peezee. A glorious future indeed for the species!
 
2013-01-27 02:50:52 AM  
My job in the Air Force was an aircraft machinist/welder. In my 20 years I only knew of 4 women who entered that career field and 2 of those got out after their first enlistment. All of them could weld pretty good but it just isn't a job that attracts a lot of women.
 
2013-01-27 04:28:58 AM  
Women make the best TIG welders. It takes concentration and the ability to pay attention to and do many things at the same time. Maybe in America it is rare, but in Europe women welding is nothing that uncommon.
 
2013-01-27 05:28:43 AM  
Man, I wish I had gone to the type of high school that had offered shop and classes like that. Even though at the time I was a little nerd and probably wouldn't have had the guts to take any of them. I'd kill to have any sort of practical mechanical/electrical/what-have-you aptitude now. I guess I could take some classes at the community college?
 
2013-01-27 06:32:36 AM  

Coastalgrl: I wish I knew how to weld on stainless. Would be really handy right about now.


As a Metallurgical Engineer. What grade of SS are you welding?
 
2013-01-27 07:43:53 AM  
Isn't welding toxic?
 
2013-01-27 07:51:29 AM  

Aulus: Years ago, when I was handling workers comp claims, we had one welder at an RV manufacturer who was claiming brain damage from welding fumes made him totally disabled.  He also claimed it was the cause of his violent outbursts  where he would beat the crap out of his wife.  Too bad there was evidence of him doing that before he got the welding job.



I think you mean "Good thing there was evidence..."

Hope he went to jail.
 
2013-01-27 08:03:34 AM  
Am I the only one who can no longer think of Jennifer Beals except in the context of The Full Monty?

"I hope she dances better than she welds! Look at that, her mix is all to cock!"
 
2013-01-27 08:15:06 AM  

Deep Contact: Coastalgrl: I wish I knew how to weld on stainless. Would be really handy right about now.

As a Metallurgical Engineer. What grade of SS are you welding?


316 most likely and whatever grade most commonly used for small boat hulls. 30-40 ft.

in the market for a new or used boat but contemplating long term adaptability. Fiberglass I know how to fiddle with in small quantitites. Stainless I don't but love the benefits of steel hulled vessels that I'm looking at. Extensive pro con list going.
 
2013-01-27 08:49:43 AM  

Coastalgrl: small boat hulls. 30-40 ft.


40ft is a small boat?
 
2013-01-27 09:45:43 AM  

Shyla: Fissile: Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."

Yes, doubling the salary of that office job us wimmen usually sit around doing is going to make us laugh really hard when we realize the joke is on us.


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Hello, $22.50 AFTER 25 YEARS WORKING FOR AEROSPACE CONTRACTORS. Know what that same company is offering kids out of vo-tech? $14/hr.
 
2013-01-27 09:46:49 AM  

Coastalgrl: Deep Contact: Coastalgrl: I wish I knew how to weld on stainless. Would be really handy right about now.

As a Metallurgical Engineer. What grade of SS are you welding?

316 most likely and whatever grade most commonly used for small boat hulls. 30-40 ft.

in the market for a new or used boat but contemplating long term adaptability. Fiberglass I know how to fiddle with in small quantitites. Stainless I don't but love the benefits of steel hulled vessels that I'm looking at. Extensive pro con list going.


I don't have any experience welding boats, but anytime you're using 316 base materials, always use 316 filler. Also, I always recommend a solution anneal after welding austenitic stainless for improved corrosion resistance and never use an iron or steel brush for cleaning the weld areas.
 
2013-01-27 09:58:33 AM  
God bless the women who know how to turn on the juice and melt some sticks.
 
2013-01-27 10:05:11 AM  

the_colors: Man, I wish I had gone to the type of high school that had offered shop and classes like that. Even though at the time I was a little nerd and probably wouldn't have had the guts to take any of them. I'd kill to have any sort of practical mechanical/electrical/what-have-you aptitude now. I guess I could take some classes at the community college?


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A couple of years after I graduated, my high school eliminated all shop classes in favor of a shiny new computer science lab. I took the standard college prep courses in high school. Every year we had to pick two electives. Most of the college bound kids picked electives like advance placement chem or calc, but I picked a shop class. My college bound classmates thought I was crazy. When I sent in my college applications, the shop classes actually HELPED me get into college. When I started college, my adviser went over my high school record and asked why I took shop classes. I told her that I had was interested in other things besides purely academic subjects and I could always take calc in college but not auto shop. She asked me if I had used any of what I learned recently in my shop classes. I told her that I recently replaced the master cylinder on my car. She asked me to tell her what that involved, so I gave her the step-by-step. I think I made her wet, because she nearly slid off her seat.
 
2013-01-27 01:01:17 PM  
I won a One Year welding class through a raffle back in the day. Ex-wife begged I let her take the course. Alright, says me. By the end of the course she was banging nearly every guy on the University football team.

Since then my mind connects welding with infidelity. But I may be prejudiced ....

/welders can fill any crack, says the t-shirt
 
2013-01-27 04:33:03 PM  

abhorrent1: Isn't welding toxic?


The fume is. That is why there are new OSHA regulations that have been a boon for fume extraction in the welding industry.
 
2013-01-27 05:11:10 PM  
The real fun is running a bead underwater.

Hell, half the time you are playing around creating pockets of hydrogen to see how big of a bang you can make.
 
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