Jacob Mills

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Jacob's an experienced fitter and tuner/welder who's passionate about helping others develop in life through new skills and opportunities. He's found writing on numerous sites like weldingchamps.com about his passions including his website tinyhomeskingdom.com

Welding Symbols Chart – An Explanation of the Basics

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Download the Welding Symbol Guide in .PDF Form: Do you need to study on the run? Download the symbols chart as .PDF here. Becoming a professional welder is rewarding and provides a lifelong opportunity to enjoy fulfilling employment worldwide. There are many challenges along the way, and most are practical skill-based challenges. However, sooner or […]

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55 Welding Project Ideas To Build For Home or To Sell

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Whether you’re a hobby welder or a professional in the trade, DIY projects can be loads of fun. But it’s even better when you have plans to work from that have been tried and tested, so you know your labor will pay off. We have a list of 55 projects, both small and large, from simple ones to more challenging ones designed for indoor and outdoor […]

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How to Become a Professional Welder & How Much You Can Make

How to Become a Professional Welder How Much You Can Make

Imagine blazing around with a constant flow of electrical current passing through your fingertips, to join what was once separate pieces of metal into the chassis of a race car. Welding: this is my kind of job. The typical American welder earns $54,000 per year and loves their job. Welding is certainly not for everyone, […]

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Warming Up to Welding: The Whys and Hows of Preheating

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The decision to preheat is something a welder will consider in an industrial setting. But is it something a DIY welder needs to worry about? Like so many things, the answer is: maybe.  Preheating can depend on steel grade, base metal thickness, and design. What is preheating? The term itself is rather self-evident, being the […]

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Brazing vs Soldering vs Welding: What’s the Difference?

brazing, soldering, and welding they re all the same, right

For the rookie metal worker, there is a bevy of options when it comes to joining two pieces together. For most, the quick solution for sticking things together is welding. When you hear of metal being brazed or soldered, a question might arise: what are the differences? Let’s take a minute to examine what these […]

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Best Welding Knee Pads 2020 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

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When one thinks about safety gear for welding, knee pads aren’t the first thing to come to mind, since a good majority of welding is done while standing. There are times, though, that kneeling will be required, so what are the best knee pads to use while welding? We have reviewed many different knee pads […]

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Best Welding Caps 2020 – Reviews & Buying Guide

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Keeping your head and hair safe while you weld is important. You may have used an inferior welding cap in the past, and come to pay the price for your mistakes, whether it was through discomfort or singed hair. We know that shopping online for things like welding caps isn’t always an easy task. It […]

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