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Week two of my welding course and today is the first day that we joined two pieces of metal together with both tack welds and fillet welds.

The line where the top plate joins the middle plate has been tack welded. One tack welds something so the pieces of work do not shift during the heavier welding.

The bottom and middle plate are permanently attached (thanks to me) with a fillet weld. The trick is to weld slowly. I love welding, I really do.

More next week. And a close up picture after the jump.