Directed at young adults, the expert advice in Welding makes it easy to get started safely and with confidence, whether you want to fabricate your own designs or repair vehicles, fences, and more.
As a self-sufficient do-it-yourselfer, welding is a skill you need in your portfolio of know-how. In this installment in the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America)–licensed Everything You Need to Know series, experienced welding instructor Todd Bridigum shows young adults how to get started and then safely and self-assuredly acquire these valuable skills. Some topics covered include:
Tools and equipment
Types of metals
Shop and site safety
Types of joints
All popular types of welding variants are covered: gas welding, shielded metal arc (or stick) welding, gas metal arc welding (MIG), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), brazing, and soldering. The book is completely illustrated with captioned, step-by-step color photography that helps you fully understand the techniques described.
With this thorough and fully illustrated all-color tutorial by an experienced welding teacher, you can get on the path fabricating and fixing metals on your own.
Author: Todd Bridigum is the author of Motorbooks’ best-selling How to Weld. He is also the head of the Welding and Fabrication program at Minneapolis Community Technical College and an independent artist in the mediums of printmaking, drawing, and metal sculpture. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.