The Art of Welding (Workshop Practice Series No.7)

the art of welding

The Art of Welding (Workshop Practice Series No. 7) is a great piece of work based on his experiences as a welder and welding inspector. The author, W.A. Vause explains basic techniques on various welding processes. They consist of oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, and electric arc, flame-cutting welding with cast iron, mild steel, copper, stainless steel, aluminum, and brass, etc., in a plate, sheet or cast form. According to the author, the demand for electric arc and oxy-acetylene welding is increasing.

The Art of Welding (Workshop Practice Series No.7) by W.A. Vause

Table of Contents:

The following is all about the contents of the book.


1. Welding by the Oxy-Acetylene Process (Gas Welding)

  • The Blowpipe
  • The Regulators
  • The Canvas-Rubber Hoses

2. Exercises with Mild Steel

  • Exercise I. A Butt Weld, On 16 Gauge Mild Steel Sheet
  • Exercise II. Single Vee Butt Weld
  • Exercise III. A Simple Double Vee Butt on Mild Steel
  • Exercise IV. Corner Welds
  • Exercise V. Fillet Welds

3. Gas Welding Other Metals

  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast Iron
  • Welding Aluminum
  • Welding Cast Aluminum
  • Welding of Brass
  • Welding Copper

4. Brazing

5. Oxy-flame Cutting


6. Arc Welding

  • Notes on Safety Electric Arc Welding
  • Arc-Welding Equipment
  • Some Preliminary Practice Welds

7. Exercises in Welded Joints

  • The Single Butt Weld
  • Double Vee Butt Joint
  • Single and Double Vee Butt Welds in Heavy M/S Fabrication Work
  • Fillet Welds
  • Corner Welds on Mild Steel
  • Fillet Welds on Heavier Material
  • ‘T’ Joints
  • The Single and Double ‘U’ Joint
  • Lap Joints

8. Cast Iron and Stainless Steel

9. Pipe Welding

  • Other Important Joints in Pipe Welding
  • Arc Welding Stainless Steel Pipe

10. Vertical and Overhead Welding of Mild Steel.

11. Building up and Reinforcement

12. Resistance Welding

13. T.I.G. and M.I.G. Welding

  • Electric Arc Welding Aluminum
  • I.G. and M.I.G. Systems
  • Metal Transfer in Gas shielded Welding

Thus, The Art of Welding (Workshop Practice Series No.7) is a good book on various welding techniques.

Related: Other Important Welding Handbooks

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