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Welding News

Eclectic Motorworks to Host Rust Repair and Welding Seminar

The seminar will take place January 18-19, 2020.

In the October Issue | Joint Venture: Quick Tips for Joining Aluminum

Tips, tricks, pros and cons for every aluminum-joining method you may need for your next fabrication project... coming up in our October issue.

Turn a Piece of Sheet Metal Into a Bomber Bucket

Looking for an easy weekend project? How about a bomber-style seat from master metalworker Ron Covell?

How to win this Millermatic® 211 MIG Welder

Want this brand-new Millermatic 211 MIG Welder? All you have to do is be the fastest non-budget car in the drag racing session of our $2000 Challenge.

How to fabricate your own elephant wheel stands

If your lift is occupied or you don’t have one, learn how to make elephant stands. These taller wheel stands not only look like circus elephant stands but they'll support and keep your vehicle elevated for you to work on.

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Welding articles

Shop Work: MIG vs. TIG fundamentals: What you need to know

The ability to fuse pieces of bare metal opens up a whole new world of fabricating possibilities. There’s more than one way to weld, however. To TIG or to MIG?

Shop Work: 8 tips for welding like a pro

Good welding isn’t magic; it’s really just a matter of discipline and practice. We’ve found that by teaching some pretty simple techniques, bad and ugly welds quickly turn into good welds.

Shop Work: Let Master Metalworker Ron Covell Show You How To Make a Custom Seat Out of Sheet Metal

Here's a step-by-step process on how to built a bomber-style seat from sheet metal, courtesy master metalworker Ron Covell.

Shop Work: How to best join aluminum: Fasteners, brazing, soldering or welding?

What's the best way to join two pieces of aluminum? It often depends on the situation.

Shop Work: How to start TIG welding

Thanks to the abundance of inexpensive, easy-to-use machines, lots of enthusiasts operate a MIG welder. But how hard is it to make the jump to those beautiful TIG welds?

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Welding project car updates

How to fill a hole in sheet metal | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project

Our Bugeye Sprite’s body was just full of holes. Holes drilled for a fire extinguisher and a Panhard bar, holes drilled for an MSD ignition and a tachometer.

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