Friday, March 13, 2015

A Welding Table

In one of my first blog posts, I wrote about welding for the first time.  Since then, I've made many very simple welds, tacking rebar together to reinforce the concrete pads we make for propane tanks, but I am by no means a real welder.   

My brother, Daniel, on the other hand, takes welding seriously.  Would you like to see him at work?


Also check out this video for a demonstration of a seed box flipper, which my papa--a state certified welder with 35 years of experience (and our welding instructor)--designed and created.

Carson Welding and Concrete is on Google+ and Youtube.  Thanks for watching!

48 comments:

  1. lovin' the head flip to control the helmet mask. :)

    high heels made me laugh. and the sign, too. dang chirpy sparrows! would love to have a good, solid table like that! i like handy people!

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    1. So do I! Glad you enjoyed the video :)

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  2. Haha! Loved the video! It is so cool to be able to learn a trade like that!

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  3. It is an interesting post and the video, too.

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  4. I love the table! Your brother is quite a craftsman - He makes it all look so easy!

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  5. i like that table, the video is cool, very well done!!

    ps, LOVE the truck!!!!

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    1. Thanks! That's good ol' Ranger. We've had him around since I was a little girl.

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  6. That was fun, Bethany, and very informative! Welding is a great skill to have; it's highly in demand.

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  7. I loved this, Bethany...Mr. Sweet used to weld really well but hasn't done it a long while.

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    1. I'm sure the rust would wear off quickly if he took it up again. ;)

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  8. My sound won't work, Bethany, but I watched the production. He is very talented...and that is really an art form when all is said and done.
    I noticed, too, that you have one of your bias cut skrts on. I love the way it moves when you walk. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! It's the same one actually (my others are a different length), but don't tell anyone. ;)

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  9. Your brother is very talented - what a nice table! I noticed he has the head flip down, I can see he's been at this awhile.
    Looks like your Dad is smart and talented too. That flipper is quite amazing.

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  10. Interesting! Welding is one of the many rare things that people in my state do, but nice job on building the table!

    xoxo Morning

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  11. I love the video, Bethany, and the music in it is very nice, too. :)

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  12. Now that's a "Skookem" table! Nice video to go along with your post too.

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    1. Thanks Paul! Skookem is a neat adjective! I never had heard it used before.

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  13. Hi Bethany, I know almost zero about welding but sure enjoyed watching the video. What a sturdy table! Nice work by your brother. From my previous apartment in downtown I could see construction underway on new concrete and steel highrise buildings. They use a lot of welding as those buildings go up. I often thought those welders were probably making a very good wage due to the speciality of the skill. Given the forces at work, a welder must really know what he/she is doing. Nice work on the video as well and thank you for sharing. John

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    1. Yes, welders do make pretty decent wages, and I imagine on the type of construction you were watching they'd have to do a great job or face dire consequences (it wouldn't be nice if they did poor welds and the buildings collapsed)!

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  14. Wow Bethany! So much talent there. I'm impressed.

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    1. Thanks Lois. My brother's work impresses me. :)

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  15. So neat. You have a talented brother and I bet with a little practice you'd give him a run for his money.

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  16. Cute video. It's great that you can learn from your father who is obviously well qualified. That is a very nice table too!

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  17. I really enjoyed the video, Bethany
    Smiles ...

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  18. Your brother is a good teacher! You both seem so talented!

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  19. neat video. thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wowww well done! I am sure Daniel is enjoying his job, looks so cool. I will show this video to my husband, he will enjoy it :) You both are talented. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, Liuba x

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  21. Welding is somethings I always wanted to learn. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  22. Good for you, Bethany! And your brother is very talented! Also loved seeing the seed flipper. It's an important family heritage, these skills that are being passed down in your family!

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    1. Yes, and it was interesting for me to learn that metal-working was a common trade in my family even further back.

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  23. Great job. Need's alot presence of mind and concentration.

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