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So before I’ve even finished my 10 day course, I’ve been accepted to a 6 week course. Unlike the last course (Manual Metal Arc Welding) this one will be Oxy-Acetylene welding.

It requires different safety gear, such as the goggles pictured below.

A picture of a practice weld after the jump.

Highlighted in red is the rippled gouge which was made by the flame when the welding torch heated the metal until it was molten. In order to weld steel this way, one would have to introduce a filler rod, which we’ll be doing at a later date.

And the picture above the jump? That’s your beard picture for the week. Unless I take another. Probably won’t. I’ll update you faithful readers on what I’m doing periodically.