Originally Posted by Rhyno
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,,,