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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Feb 13, 2017

Hi and Thank you for listening to episode 30 of the Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast.  For this episode we had a great time chatting with Chris Mcquay from Unobtainium Welding.  We talked all about welding titanium and few great tips for running a small business.  So Download, pop those earbuds in, hit play, drop your hood, and Enjoy!
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Show Notes and Times
  • 0:00-0:34                Introduction
  • 0:34-4:00                Getting to know Chris
  • 4:00-4:55                What They Do
  • 4:55-7:51                Welding Inconel
  • 7:51-8:15                Pac-Man
  • 8:15-11:59              How Chris got started
  • 11:59-13:35            Try Different Stuff
  • 13:35-19:03            Red Seal Ticket
  • 19:03-23:54            Consulting 
  • 23:54-28:32            Training Classes
  • 28:32-36:45            Why Titanium
  • 36:45-40:23            Why Inconel
  • 40:23-41:26            Shop Cross Contamination
  • 41:26-43:38            Shop Tables
  • 43:38-45:14            Tools of the Trade
  • 45:14-49:30            Cleaning prep on Titanium 
  • 49:30-50:49            Fitting
  • 50:49-59:15            Purging
  • 59:15-1:00:50         Purging Setup
  • 1:00:50-1:02:14      Don't be Cheap
  • 1:02:14-1:10:20      Best Advise
  • 1:10:20-1:19:40      Other Materials
  • 1:19:40-1:23:02      Pulsing, Purging, and Testing
  • 1:23:02-1:25:13      Cost of Purging
  • 1:25:13-1:26:53      Name of Unobtainium Welding
  • 1:26:53-1:31:31      Favorite Work 
  • 1:31:31-1:33:22      Worst Work
  • 1:33:22-1:36:45      Check Customer Test
  • 1:36:45-1:41:08      Outside of work fun
  • 1:41:08-1:47:08      Gas Welding
  • 1:47:08-1:59:37      Wrapping it up
  • 1:59:37-2:01:19      Closing 
Where can you find Chris?
On Instagram @unobtainiumwelding
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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!