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Old 01-31-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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Teaching my son to MIG weld!

And yeah he is 7!! He was a little apprehensive at first about the sparks but after he figured out it won't "burn his eyes out" he loved it. He told me that he always has to use the Speedglas auto helmet and I have to use the old one (Fishys POS!) Just needs some more practice with keeping the tip closer and keeping slow, steady passes. He dang sure impressed me!!!

Heck he has already caught onto the heat ranges and wire speed concept! I was showing him what it did on the high heat settings and burnt a hole and then later he said "Hey Dad, you need to turn the heat down some!"

We tried the little Lincoln Weldpac 100 fluxcore first and then broke out the Hobart Ironman 210 MIG. He wants to weld everything now! He said he is gonna go tell his little girlfriend at school tomorrow that he knows how to weld...... That's my boy!!! I started at 12y/o and thought that was pretty young......he should be certed by the time he is that old!
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:08 PM   #3
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I thought it was....trying to get him away from the video games, TV, junk like that. Plus after I get him taught well I can get him crammed into those hard to reach spots
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I would say he is as good as Fishy already!!!









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Your next man, but like you were saying I think your main prob was an electrical one!
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I'll find out soon. I don't have a problem with the fire and the is a chart on the side for power and wire speed, all that leaves is practices and maybe someone to coach me.
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That's AWESOME Thumper!!!! I plan on doing the same with my little girl!



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Great deal Thumper! I don't know how you guys do it... I can't get my son to do a darn thing. He'll be 9 in March. Tried getting him to help change the oil, he got a little on his arm and it literally drove him so nuts he had to stop and wash up. Tried teaching him how to check the air in the tires (including his bike), and he's afraid of the bursts of air. He shows no kinda interest when I have the /grinders out... goes inside and reads because he "doesn't like the noise." Bought him his own set of tools so he could "tinker" with stuff... they just sit in the box.

Now, my 3 year old baby girl... there's some hope for her yet. We left the hardware store the other day with a 6" nipple for the shower. Asks me on the way out of the door, "what are we gonna weld that to?" She grabs an old hood I have everytime I put mine on and refuses to get outta the way and begs to help.
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Well you know mine was like that to begin with, but I literally had to make him go. Once he got under that hood he got really excited about it and he wanted to weld everything.
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Thumper: That is great. Oldgoat taught me to weld at about that same age. One of the best things he made me do. The other was taking a typing class in high school, I can now type 60 wpm with 0 mistakes. And believe me, it makes a difference every day. I can't stand to watch people hunt and peck. Also, teach your kid financial responsibility, I can't tell you how important it has been in my life!
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I can't agree more. I was watching (with my wife) the Wife Swap show and this one couple made there kids pay part of there vacation. I was first like.....man that is rediculous, but then they said they make them pay like $50-100 bucks each. They had got the money from doing chores around the house. Of course that is the far end of the "teaching" spectrum but none the less probably a good tool. I just can't stand seeing a kid sit in front of a TV or PS2 all the time. That is where mine was headed!
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Yeah, we saw part of that one too... we make our older two buy their own school-extras... t-shirts, stickers, catalog books, etc. I still don't think they grasp all the concepts, but their chore money gets put into a piggy bank and then into an account once a month. They like seeing their balance statements from the CU and comparing who's is higher. But at the same time, they want to spend their piggy bank money because they know they won't be able to touch it after it goes into the acct. I won't let them see my balance... hehe... they both got me beat.

The boy doesn't even wanna watch tv or play games anymore, so I can't complain on those points. All he wants to do is social stuff with other kids. So when his buddies aren't around he just mopes and puts his head in a book.
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you might try ear plugs to help him with the noise. that way it isn't so loud but he can still get into it.
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That's awesome....



.....I was replacing the batteries on an old toy of mine the other day and my son was getting impatient....he's three....and I explained to him I had to get a phillips screwdriver before he could play with the toy since the battery cover was held on by one screw....he said OK......

.......ten minutes later he brings me one and I was like....WTF

It was a good day......
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