Welding Wednesdays: Tig…ger?

For your viewing pleasure:

tig "T" plate

1f tig

2f tig with staggered bead

root pass, front

good penetration of root pass

cap with 4 separate stringer beads

corner weld


Welding Wednesdays: 2nd Semester

Last week marked the beginning of the 2nd semester of welding school, and Maurice is off to a running start!

Mig 1G with perfect root pass

Mig 1G first pass

Finished cap on Mig 1G

Finished TIG butt weld (end to end with a 1/8" gap)

Looks like he’s well on his way to straight A’s, just like last semester! But most importantly, he’s totally enjoying it which makes both of us happy 🙂

Welding Wednesdays: Bad Cabinet, Good Cabinet

One of Maurice’s pet peeves is sloppy work. It doesn’t matter how small or large the task, Maurice likes things done right and well! So it came as no surprise that he was irritated by the shoddy work of some of the other welding students who were asked to build a few cabinets for a local company. The company donated the materials with the agreement that the students would do the work – a win/win situation for both parties.

The other students built the first shelf; however, when Maurice saw the poor quality of the first shelf, he not only jumped in to fix it, but he built the 2nd shelf as well to ensure high quality craftsmanship. I love that about Maurice!

the bad cabinet - poorly tacked and welded

mr. wojcik and another student discussing the project

john (a "quality worker") tacking the shelf


finish welding the frame after checking for square

grinding the seam weld

the final "good" product

Well done, guys!!


Welding Wednesdays: Hi, Teach!

Here’s a picture of one of Maurice’s teachers (maybe his favorite, too?), Mr. Wojcik:

Mr. Wojcik & unidentified student

Mr. Wojcik drives to Lone Star College from Round Rock (3 hours away) each week to teach. That is dedication! I know Maurice is thankful for great instructors like Mr. Wojcik.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hug the ones you love extra tight, and be thankful for all that you have!! xoxo

Welding Wednesdays: Random

No rhyme or reason with this one, Maurice is keeping busy though!!