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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Nov 27, 2016

Hi and Thanks for listening to the episode 19 of the Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast.  For this episode we had the pleasure of talking with Rory May also known as Dirty Smith.  We had a great time chatting with Rory about the art of being a Blacksmith.  To us this was a very interesting because we're all metal workers but a Blacksmith is a true metal worker.  So hit download on your favorite podcast platform, pop those earbuds in, hit play, drop your hood, and enjoy.

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Jonathan, Roy and Jody
Show Times and Notes
  • 0:00-0:42               Introduction
  • 0:42-1:36               Starting something new
  • 1:36-6:37               How Rory got started
  • 6:37-7:16               Wrong direction
  • 7:16-10:51             Forge welding
  • 10:51-12:47           Mixed gas forge?
  • 12:47-14:57           Flux
  • 14:57-17:35           What if we try this
  • 17:35-19:58           What do you make?
  • 19:58-21:52           Solid bronze
  • 21:52-25:19           Aluminum
  • 25:19-27:20           Starting a job
  • 27:20-29:17           Jimmy Diresta
  • 29:17-31:03           Make it all?
  • 31:03-34:12           The math
  • 34:12-35:57           Thinking differently 
  • 35:57-38:37           5 hour
  • 38:37-40:51           What to start with
  • 40:51-43:09           Starter tools
  • 43:09-46:25           Making tools and Materials
  • 46:25-50:43           Power Hammer and Heat treating
  • 50:43-55:27           Favorite type of work?
  • 55:27-56:58           Tell me how to
  • 56:58-1:01:35        YouTube
  • 1:01:35-1:05:46     Someones Got to Do It
  • 1:05:46-1:06:39     Shout out to Mike
  • 1:06:39-1:12:30     Getting started
  • 1:12:30-1:16:57     The Forge Weld Podcast
  • 1:16:57-1:18:48     Making It Podcast
  • 1:18:48-1:21:47     Best advise
  • 1:21:47-1:23:37     Where can you find Rory?
  • 1:23:37-1:24:59     Closing 
Where can you find Rory?
On Instagram @dirtysmith
Podcast  The Forge Weld   
Where can you find Us?
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Jody Collier 
                             Welding Tips and Tricks on Youtube
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Roy Crumrine
                             @CrummyWelding on Instagram


Where can you find a Tig Finger?

You can find Tig fingers and other great welding supplies, like stubby gas lens kits, here at this link  All of which are great tools to have in your job toolbox and also your home shop box.


This Podcast has been brought to you by Weldors for Weldors so that you can listen to Weldors talk about Welding while you're Welding! 

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