Afternoon y'all! What a beautiful Friday 🙌 😎 This week's feature is: Steve M. .
Papamo) What got you into welding?
Steve) I got into welding from growing up on a farm. Learned how to stick weld(kinda lol) at age 13 or so to help my dad. Went to shop class in high school and did welding there, just really liked it alot. Went into the military after high school, so didn't weld again until about 5 years ago, and at that time went to an actual trade school to learn, got my first welding job while still there, welding aerospace parts for a local company. Moved on from there to a stainless steel and aluminum weld shop, and now I'm at a place where we build stuff for mine trucks and locomotives. .
Papamo) What's your favorite processes?
Steve) I'd have to say my favorite processes are tig anyday, followed by stick, which sucks because we do mainly mig and tig lol. .
Papamo) Types of welder own? If any.
Steve) I own an AHP alpha tig 201, looking to by either a weld/gen soon or an industrial mig. .
Papamo) What are your goals for the next 5yrs.
Steve) I'm in the process of getting my own welding shop going so my 5 year goals are to get that going and be productive and profitable. .
Papamo) What is one advice you would give to an inspiring welder or metal artist.
Steve) Practice practice practice, hood time...and never be afraid to try something new or hard...I hated tig at first because it was difficult, now it's my preference and I always try to do the next weld better than the last one! .
Thanks again Steve M. for being this week's Feature Friday, you can follow him @weldingandlifting1 Go and check out his killer page!👊 .
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