Since I won't be doing the Dougie, I'm going to bring along my cauldron creep to work on in the event I get done with the rest of the flipper, which I intend to do. I'll either be painting the cauldron or I'll be getting the head mechanism in to proper position, or both.
Anything on the welding side of things I'll need for Saturday? Oh, and if you haven't seen the latest
on YouTube (beginning at around the 9:00 mark), he does some more welding demos. One thing I noticed in particular was him saying he has to keep the power at its absolute lowest setting and the feed rate very slow otherwise you can burn holes through the metal. Sound familiar?
Also he recommends doing tack welds first, then going back over the joints with the finished weld. He also brushes the heck out of his joints and gets a perfect weld. I hate him.
While Dave doesn't use the same kind of welder we've been using, I was wondering if all the "slop" we (me) get around our welds are the result of the "cheap" wire that comes with the unit? I don't know that it's cheap, but I'm guessing they're not putting top of the line stuff in there. I wonder if the wire was "upgraded" would we get better results? I don't know, I'm just speculating. And the fact that I suck at welding.
Anyway, looking forward to Saturday and the jalapeno dip. I wonder if my jars will actually make it home or I'll just drink it while I'm there.