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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Jan 9, 2017

Hi and Thanks for listening to episode 25 of the Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast!  For this guest episode we had the pleasure of talking with Cody Swinehart from Quarter Tilt Kreations.  Cody dropped a whole bunch of great information about how he started his business and great things to think about if you want to start or grow your own business.  This one is a long on so buckle up and Enjoy!
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Show Times
  • 0:00-1:00              Introduction/CK Worldwide sponsorship
  • 1:01-5:01              Social Media names
  • 5:02-8:30              FABTECH 2016
  • 8:31-18:30            Industry changing?
  • 18:31-20:02          After Instagram?
  • 20:03-22:45          Power of social media
  • 22:46-25:28          Small meet ups/Weldcon
  • 25:29-27:00          Can you cope tubing and and make money?
  • 27:01-32:12          Cody's beginnings
  • 32:13-33:56          Two jobs
  • 33:57-35:36          First TIG welder
  • 35:37-36:36          Dependable and consistent tools
  • 36:37-39:42          Cody's Miller machines
  • 39:43-41:30          Beginner machines
  • 41:31-44:10          Beginning shop
  • 44:11-47:30           Learning on their dime
  • 47:31-57:10          Custom fixture table
  • 57:11-1:01:21        It set me forward
  • 1:01:22-1:10:20    CNC technology
  • 1:10:21-1:14:30    Adding pizzazz
  • 1:14:31-1:19:30    Business sense  
  • 1:19:31-1:27:57    Running our businesses 
  • 1:27:58-1:29:30    Don't burn bridges
  • 1:29:31-1:33:00    Filler comparison
  • 1:33:01-1:44:10    Welding tubing
  • 1:44:11-1:53:18    Staying in business
  • 1:53:19-1:58:00    Future equipment for shop
  • 1:58:01-2:01:33    FABTECH 2017
  • 2:01:34-2:09:50    Outliers
  • 2:09:51-2:13:44    Be OK with mistakes
  • 2:13:45-2:17:48    Closing remarks
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Interested in weld purging equipment as discussed in this show? Head over to to check out our complete selection of weld purging tools to help you make those perfect welds.


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! 


New music brought to you by Jody's son Jake!  

almost five years ago

Well I've made it to episode 25 after listening to all the previous episodes which I've enjoyed and benefited something from each one, so Thanks again guys. Cody was a great guest and an open book of knowledge. Parts about business and working for yourself opening your own shop hit home for me. Ok on to 26 stay safe. @bullfxr13