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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Feb 27, 2017

Hi, and thanks for listening to episode 32 of the Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast. This week we sit down with Ian Johnson know mostly from the TV show Xtreme Off Road. I remember watching Ian years ago while he fabricated awesome off road vehicles wishing to learn how to weld and build some of the rigs he has made. We get to share with our listeners how Ian got started welding and fabricating and some behind the scenes of Xtreme Off Road. One thing that makes Ian unique is he is exposed to all types of fabrication work from sheet metal, tubing and all kinds of equipment. So download, pop those earbuds in, hit play, drop your hood, and enjoy!  

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Show Notes and Times
0:00-1:16 Introduction
1:17-3:00 Ian's start
3:01-7:18 Lack of High School trade classes
7:19-9:32 Favorite type of work
9:33-13-:50 Welding with a camera crew
13:51-16:31 Where do you get your ideas?
16:32-19:12 What process do you use the most?
19:13-21:00 Blowing it apart
21:01-23:30 Notching tube
23:31-25:55 CNC capabilities 
25:56-29:06 ESAB Crossbow
29:07-34:22 ESAB Rebel review
34:23-35:52 Investing in better tools
35:53-36:40 Not being color blind
36:41-39:25 Replacing the welder as technology improves
39:26-41:05 Your weld is your signature 
41:06-44:00 4K
44:01-46:20 Deadline stress 
46:21-47:36 Just have to pinch yourself
47:37-49:35 How Ian got on Xtreme Off Road
49:36-52:57 Just do it
52:58-54:13 The duck is the most peaceful...
54:14-57:06 The future of Xtreme
57:07-59:26 Instagram friends
59:27-1:01:23 The new hangout
1:01:24-1:04:45 CRAWL Magazine
1:04:46-1:08:37 FABTECH 2017
1:08:38-1:15:30 Hands on welding at FABTECH
1:15:31-1:21:05 VW Bug
1:21:06-1:21:52 Final thoughts 
1:21:53-1:23:35 Closing
Where can you find Ian Johnson?
Every Sunday on Xtreme Off Road
On Instagram @ianfromxtreme/
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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!

five and a half years ago

What was the trade show other than FABTECH that was discussed on this episode?