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Old 12-30-2012, 01:44 AM   #1247
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Originally Posted by Rhyno View Post
I hope that I don't offend, but you'll produce a better project with proper joint prep and pre-heat. (Beveling and gapping) You display a steady hand, but at times "low Heat."

I don't want to take away motivation, I wanna help.
No offense taken whatsoever.

On all the plate I just welded, I left an open corner for plenty of fill.

Sometimes I will do a forehand or backhand stringer, so one has more deposition than the other. I see a lot of heat and discoloration on the backside of the thick pieces I'm welding, so I think I have good penetration. Some of the joints even have a bit of undercutting on each side, so I dunno,,,
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