55 thoughts on “Learn stick welding by making window bars: EASY AND CHEAP!

  • May 29, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, I always thought wielding was a magical-untouchable-dark art.

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  • May 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    Hi 🙂 I´m from germany and I am working for a big shipyard as an

    construction mechanic. We are building big super yachts. For example: the sailing yacht A.
    A big part of my job is welding.
    For me your video was fun to watch. Sometimes my
    heart bled when I saw the weldings and techniques you used 😀 but its Ok for somebody who never weld before.
    Keep practicing! Welding is unbelivable usefull. generally working with metal. And its fun too.
    Tip: If the rod sticks to the metall: dont turn the amps down! Turn them up. With more amps, you got more heat and the rod will ignite easier
    😉

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  • May 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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    Great videos you guys. Shocked you don't have more subscribers.

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  • May 29, 2018 at 8:11 pm
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    That's really nice, thanks for sharing with us!!
    I've seen some videos where they brought flat, relatively large sheets of metal and they practiced making all sorts of lines: thick, slim, striaght, etc. . I think it wouldve been much easier for you if you practiced that first.
    Btw, what kind of metal did you use?
    Again, thanks for the aswesome videos.

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  • May 30, 2018 at 2:24 am
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    This has inspired me to go get a cheapo welder and try this myself! Thanks for this awesome video! 👍👍👍

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  • May 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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    You are still in Hungary, don't you?

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  • May 31, 2018 at 5:45 am
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    Great job. I love the excitement. A few tips, that E7013 rod is a low hydrogen rod. Keep them dry for the best performance. (They will suck moisture out of the air) the E6014 is a general welding rod. There are tons of different electrodes (rods as you were calling them) the numbers all mean something. The “E” stands for Electrode. The 60 and 70 stand for the tensile strength of the filler metal (in the rod) and the last 2 numbers mean different things like rods you can weld
    Uphill with, or overhead, some numbers refer to what’s in the flux coating. All this info
    Can be found through google once you know what to look for.

    Back to your technique, your going way too fast. You need to really slow down. Find some videos from weldingtipsandtricks now that you have some idea of what your looking at. Look at his arc shots (of him actually welding) and you will get an idea of how slow to go. You need to see a puddle, and you need to take your time.

    The welds that just snapped off, were because you went too fast. The weld didn’t penetrate the base metal enough. Think of it like this. Take two 2×4’s and glue them together. But before you clamp them wipe all the glue off that you can. That’s what going too fast does.

    Grab some scrap and an E7013, strike an arc, and wait to move it until your puddle is twice as wide as your electrode. Then as you move the electrode you will see a defined round puddle around the arc. Move forward trying to keep that puddle round. This will get you the correct speed for this type of rod.

    You need to pay attention to joint preparation as well. To get the best joint possible you should clean your metal so that it’s bright and shiny sliver. (Remove the black oxide coating with a grinder)

    Great job taking a chance. Welding is really a fun thing to do. But there is a bit of an art to it. The only way to get better is to do it. Buy a 8-10mm thick piece of steel and just practice welding beads one on the edge, and then keep adding beads one next to the other. Do this for 3-4 boxes of electrodes and you will start to be comfortable with what you are doing and you will see dramatic improvements in your welds. Should you want more help shoot me your email and we can stay in touch. I don’t mind giving input.

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  • June 1, 2018 at 7:21 am
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    What do you do in hungary? 🙂

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  • June 1, 2018 at 12:01 pm
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    Great video and channel! I like your videos a lot. I am no welder, just a materials engineer but I would recommend sticking to flat welding from side to side rather than trying to weld vertically or away from you as it requires more skill. Keep it up and I am eager to see more of your videos and hope to purchase a welder soon.

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  • June 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    You got a price in dollars? Weird

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  • June 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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    Hi, how can u contact you? I paid for the whole lessons and cant get it.

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  • June 18, 2018 at 9:17 pm
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    You have explained more in your little vid than most of the experts in layman's terms nice one

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  • July 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm
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    Awesome, very helpful for those who are studying mechanical or automobile engineering. I look forward for more videos.

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  • July 22, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    I don't even know where to start ! Your video should read how to do everything wrong when welding ! Welding on wood , really ? You really needed to wear clear eye protection under your helmet and protection on your arms , from the start ! Slag stays extremely hot and can easily pop into your eyes after lifting your helmet clearing the slag , eye burn is not pleasant and painful as well and can cause permanent Retina damage ! You Made me cringe ! Protect your skin and your eyes , uv radiation is no joke and destroys skin at the molecular level and can cause cell growth to go out of control , i.e. Cancer ! You needed to do more research before playing with arcs as bright and damaging as our sun ! Weld safe if you are going to do a tutorial on something you know nothing about and the damage it can cause to someone else's health !

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  • July 30, 2018 at 11:15 am
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    Way to experiment with the unknown! Sometimes the best way to learn something is to buy the tools and materials and go for it. My advice would be to first build a metal welding table so that you only need to ground the table instead of your individual piece. Super fun video!

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  • August 18, 2018 at 4:41 am
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    yes.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm
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    A lot of hardware stores have an electrode index. Basically you look for the metal, thickness, condition, weld direction (flat vertical, any, etc) amps, etc and choose the rod that best matches your task.
    I bought a stick tig combo welder but haven't done anything yet.

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  • August 27, 2018 at 12:46 am
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    You shouldnt weld in tshirt. You can light burn your skin even with small welder like this. Ive done it. Everything should be covered hands and face all the time

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  • September 7, 2018 at 4:19 am
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    Man, Great community, i wanna Support by joining the Ultimate video course, but im in University Rn. Also came from ur website, was doing assignments and was looking for answer to some questions. U guys helped a lot.
    +Respect

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  • September 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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    I really appreciate your explaining everything in detail in all of your videos. A big thank you! I am eagerly anticipating the remainder of your video course – every couple of weeks I check to see if there's something new on the website. Please keep us updated in emails or on the HowACarWorks blog.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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    Fantastic video, really motivated me to look into welding myself.

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  • October 14, 2018 at 1:55 am
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    Priceless…

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  • October 30, 2018 at 3:38 pm
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    hey Alex, thank you very much for the car videos. I'm learning a lot from your website and I'm glad I'm supporting you guys. I've just got into a millwright union and these skills I've learned from you will transfer over! Thanks again! 🙂

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  • November 12, 2018 at 6:03 am
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    Hi sir nice and funny video i se my self when i was younger and my father teach me to weld. keep up the nice videos

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  • November 12, 2018 at 8:06 am
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    Welding is NOT simple. You could stick a few "simple" things together, But don't do anything important or that needs strength. You will not be happy. Or get hurt.

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  • November 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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    Hi, The most and exiting video is the one that start at the development of one person to learn something from his own, and see the actual learning progress. It's exiting how you will be a great welder from now on. Great real world actual learning.

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  • November 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm
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    Great low bugged video put together!
    I understand that is first Arc strike ever but was a main mistake made ,
    Connecting the electrode to positive(+) was the mistake.
    E6013 is a electrode specifically designed for AC/DC- (DCEN) electrode
    Is written on the box and recommended by the manufacturer.
    Great voice for narrator.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 1:34 am
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    Really enjoyed the video and your energy. This is one of the most enjoyable how to just give it a go and see what happens videos. I'm a retired -weldor…( I'm not a machine..!!! ) so if I could give any advice to anybody new to welding it would be rod size denotes AMPs . As a .125 rod I would set my machine to 125 AMPs then down or up from there as required.. A .625 rod would set 62 AMPs and so on. This rule is a good starting point for any rod… When new to welding it's inevitable that you will get a weld flash at some point..!!! When this happens it will feel like sand is in your eye's, ( usually when your tired it will get worse.) My advice is to apply VICKs vapor rub under the bottom of your eye when closed and the sides of your nose, then go to bed. In the night the vapor's will wash the burnt membrane out which will leave crud in the corner of your eye but you will be able to get on with your day..( I have never miss a day's work due to a weld flash..) This also eases the pain.. All the best in your new found skill.

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  • December 13, 2018 at 8:50 am
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    No pressure mate but just wondering when the next videos for the video course will be uploaded. Been patiently waiting and keen to get back into the miata build.
    Thanks.

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  • December 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    I wish I could find a steel stock dealer here in Sheffield (home of steel!)

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  • December 25, 2018 at 3:32 am
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    you have been poorly informed.

    ac welding is much easier than dc.

    the main advantage of an inverter is that it can be used for tig at a later date.

    the single most important item to improve your welding is a good auto darkening helmet

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  • January 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    This is, by far, the best welding video I have ever watched! Two things that are required to teach yourself to weld: 1) you have to be generally mechanically inclined, and 2) you have to have confidence. You demonstrate both. In a relative short period of time you have accomplished what so many which they could do. Hard learned lessons are always the best lessons!!!

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  • January 27, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    I’m a few attempts further along then you and Firstly well, done grate video.

    I’m glad you cleared up the long sleeves issue (once I forgot to use gloves and my hands where sunburnt as hell)

    I’m reading the comments here as constructive and between yourself and the comments there’s a good jumping off point to motivate someone to get a welder and start to stick metal together. So I’ll add what I’ve learned.

    *clean metal welds better, remove paint, rust and mill scale. This also helps with the fumes.

    *i choose to wear a mask under my welding helmet due to the fumes

    * the grind mode on your helmet does not make it more sensitive, it stop the helmet auto darkening as the the helmet picks up the sparks as a light source, thinks your welding and goes dark at which point you have to stop because you can’t see what your grinding.

    * you and others have mentioned “UV” protection, the welding helmet also protects your eyes from infra red emitted whilst welding too.

    Lastly my local Tesco definitely does not have welding equipment in it.

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  • February 5, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Welding is easy. Welding the right way is a whole different ball game.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    All you need is scrap metal and start doing strings,once you mastered then go to welding things

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  • February 26, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    Mate that was fantastic, well done, i myself thought the same thing and did it…

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  • March 1, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    The way your holding the stinger like a pen is driving me homicidal

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  • March 11, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    Really enjoyable video showing your journey from never welding to making your first project. Whilst a hoodie gave you long sleeves be careful of man made fibres if they burn / melt they stick. Prob a good idea to try and get a welding smock/jacket. Or at least heavy cotton like overalls-ensure they have no oil, grease etc on them so a separate set for the task from working on engines etc.

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  • April 4, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    I like your can do ,will do attitude….just like me 🇬🇧 stay safe

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  • April 5, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    Vom schweissen hat er noch nix gehört…zumal man so keine elektrode einspannt und zu viel strom verwendet….auf einer holzplatte schweisst man auch nicht….

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  • April 20, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    The problem people get into is that they stick two pieces of metal together like in the video and then they falsely think, “gee welding is easy!” Completely false. While the metal may have an appearance of being a “good weld,” the reality is that the weld joint is very weak. This is due to improper fit-up, porosity, wrong welding electrode and most of all…. the welder himself doesn’t understand how to manipulate the weld puddle. There’s a reason why sooooo many people FAIL welding certification tests and can’t get hired. It’s because many of them thought they could just watch a YouTube video or two on welding, and thought because they know how to work a glue gun that they now can weld metal. Totally false. There’s also a reason why we have actual welding tech schools to teach people the PROPER way to weld and to make the welds safe and solid on critical structures. This video has so many false hopes to any prospective welder, with the exception of someone simply wanting to make “lawn art.”

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  • April 29, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    Thankyou so much. Well taught. Have been messing about w arc welding on my own for so long I was about to give up (am72). Starters I been putting rod in sides ways 90* will try straight next time. Also swallow my pride and ask for correct and new rods!! Brilliantly done. (One would think you have dumbed down for rest of us).

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    This is a good one too

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  • August 27, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    Wow I loved watching this one. I was shouting 'wear sleeves'. I'm learning too.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    7:14 Unless of course you're going for that rustic, rugged distressed look that's all the rage right now.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    Cool mate

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  • September 17, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    This was great fun watching, you sure inspired me to try this sometime!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 5:13 am
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    Bojlert kéne hegeszteni. Great video! It was truly helpful for me.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    Hit home because this is how is looked when i first started😂

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  • September 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    love your work ,its very helpful

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  • September 25, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    They sell stick-welders in super markets in europe? Super market must mean something else over in Europe than it is in the U.S. a supermarket sells food in the U.S..

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  • September 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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    Hi! Are you a british guy living in Hungary?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    thanks for the video! inspired me to pick up welding after a few years of being scared lol. it is a bit intimidating and i assumed i would need a lot more cash! but watching a capable fella fumble through it and have such fun is wonderful!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    Nice.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    pretty much exactly what i went through when i picked up this little welder ,,it was fun…now im doing pro like welds on it….this little thing is stronger than ya think and they have come along way for the last 4 years they appeared globally ..they are much much better now and can do quite good work

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