Welding Complete (2nd Edition) by Michael A Reeser

welding complete 2nd edition

Welding Complete (2nd Edition) is an extensive handbook on the welding process techniques, sop project plans, and instructions. Michael A. Reeser has written the book. It explains detailed guidelines on the topics like basics of metals, shop tools, safety measures, welding techniques, cutting processes, tools, metal repair, metal cleaning, home decor, shop working, and outdoor life.

The shop section of the book comprises instructions and plans for making useful and practical items for the workspace. The home decor section consists of instructions and plans for the items used in a routine. The outdoor section includes various projects that are suitable for all hardworking DIYers. Further, the author emphasizes the importance of welding terminology for welders and fabricators.

Welding Complete (2nd Edition) by Michael A. Reeser

The topics of the handbook are as follows.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Basics

  • Safety
  • Metal Basics
  • Metal Shapes & Sizes
  • Purchasing Metals
  • Metal Cleaning and Preparation
  • Setting Up the Welding Shop
  • Shop Tools
  • Metal Repair

3. Techniques

  • Mechanical Cutting
  • Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
  • Oxyacetylene Cutting (OAC)
  • Shaping
  • Finishing
  • Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW)
  • Electricity for Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG)


4. Shop

  • Rolling Welding Curtain
  • Welding Table
  • Welding Cart with Cylinder Rack and Angled Top
  • Cylinder Cart
  • Grinder Stand
  • Portable Welding Table
  • Saw Stand

5. Home Decor

  • Coffee Table Base
  • Wine Rack
  • Swivel Mirror
  • Coat Rack
  • Room Divider
  • Iron Cross
  • Nesting Tables
  • Swing-Away Coat Hooks
  • Nightstand
  • Fireplace Candelabrum
  • Magazine Rack
  • Folding Laptop/Meal Table
  • Angled Metal Shelves
  • Wall-Mounted Shelf
  • Etagere
  • Corner Etagere

6. Outdoor Life

  • Truck Rack
  • Trailer Frame
  • Stair Railing
  • Gate
  • Outdoor Angled Firepit with Floor
  • Vineyard Trellis
  • Arch & Gate
  • Gazebo
  • Arbor
  • Patio Bench
  • Garden Tube Waterfall

Thus, Welding Complete (2nd Edition) is a completed guide for the basics of welding and fabrication. The book is beneficial in many ways for welding professionals.

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