Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment

Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment


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Farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders who know how to weld can repair and even fabricate some equipment on their own, saving both time and money. Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch introduces this crucial skill and covers the most popular techniques used by the home hobbyist and DIY devotee, with chapters and detailed illustrations dedicated to oxyacetylene welding (or gas welding), stick welding, MIG, and arc welding, as well as brazing and soldering. Along with guidance on equipment selection and use, and safety precautions, this book offers 12 projects and repairs commonly faced on the small farm or homestead, with step-by-step photography guiding readers through building a wall-mount hay feeder, repairing a garden rake, making horseshoe hooks, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612128788
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 286,711
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

William Galvery is a retired professor of welding technology. He has more than 30 years of industrial welding experience and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator and Instructor. For many years, he taught welding at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. He now lives in Panama City, Florida.

Michael Martindell is an artist and custom metal fabricator with over 25 years of welding experience. He currently works out of his studio in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and teaches classes in beginner welding and metal sculpture at Snow Farm, a New England craft school in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   An Overview of Welding Processes                                
Chapter 2   General Tools, Materials, and Safety Equipment                             
Chapter 3   Oxyacetylene Welding                                                       
Chapter 4   Oxyacetylene Cutting
Chapter 5   Shielded Metal Arc Welding A.K.A. Arc Welding or Stick Welding                  
Chapter 6   Wire-Feed Welding Processes: MIG Welding and Flux-Cored Arc Welding        
Chapter 7   Brazing and Soldering                                     
Chapter 8   Welding Tasks and Tips                                                     
Metric Conversions                                                                        

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