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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Jul 25, 2016

Hi and thanks for listening to episode 3 of the Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast.  This episode we have our first guest Dave Blackburn from @BlackburnFabrication on Instagram.  We get to know a little more about Dave from his back story of how he got into welding, how his experience as a machinist helps as a fabricator, and much more.  So hit play, drop your hood, and enjoy listening to Weldors talking about Welding while you're Welding!


Show Notes Times
  • 0:00-0:36      Intro
  • 0:36-3:20      Dave's back story
  • 3:20-10:20    How we got started with our side gig jobs
  • 10:20-12:19  How Dave approaches a job 
  • 12:19-15:33  Welding machines
  • 15:33-21:23  Fabtech
  • 21:23-23:24  Meeting up with other Instagrammers at Fabtech 
  • 23:24-26:03  Dave's side work
  • 26:03-27:29  Dave's favorite type of work at his shop
  • 27:29-30:45  Job stresses
  • 30:45-34:17  What got Dave onto Instagram
  • 34:17-36:16  Like minded people
  • 36:16-39:05  Dave's best advise that's helped him 
  • 39:05-40:13  Dave's best advise to other weldor/fabricators
  • 40:13-41:52  Jonathan's addition about Fabtech
  • 41:52-44:20  Where can you find David Blackburn and Closing


Where can you contact Dave and find more information? 

You can find Dave Blackburn on Instagram @Blackburnfabrication

Email Dave at


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Jody Collier 
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Need a Tig Finger?

The Tig Finger works awesome. It allows you to rest your hand on your hot work piece while you are welding to keep more consistent movement. I usually use it on my torch hand so I can slide it across the work keeping the arc focused where I want it. Very well made.

-Dave Blackburn 

You can find Tig fingers and other great welding supplies, like stubby gas lens kits, here at this link 


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