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A summary of safety factors when using welding equipment in the home workshop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 12
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 4

How to set up a simple welding shop for homestead repairs.
COUNTRYSIDE Jun 1980 (v.64#6) pg. 25

Tips on preventing backfires when using acetylene torches.
COUNTRYSIDE Feb 1984 (v.68#2) pg. 41

Stainless steel welding procedure.

All about brazing. How to choose the right brazing rod or solder to repair appliances, equipment and tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #176 Oct 1976 (v.26#8) pg. 36

Product test of the Benzomatic portable cutting/welding torch, model OX5000. Includes tips and general rules for safe brazing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 22

Getting started in home workshop welding. Pros and cons of both gas welder and arc welder are discussed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 10

The ABC's of arc welding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 56

Welding cabinet. A mobile plywood cabinet with a steel top will store the heavy, bulky arc welder and provide a convenient place for light-duty welding. Est. cost: $75-$100.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 103, 111

Brazing. What it is and how to do it using a small MAPP gas or propane-oxygen torch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 26

Wire-feed welders. The basics of how to operate one.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 32

Fusion welding. Part 1. Examining the options available for the welding of an aircraft.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Aug 1984 (v.11#8) pg. 24

Fusion welding. Part 2. The oxyacetylene gas welding process.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Sep 1984 (v.11#9) pg. 20

Fusion welding. Part 3. Gas tungsten arc welding.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Nov 1984 (v.11#11) pg. 18

The fundamentals of visual weld inspection as it pertains to homebuilt aircraft.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Dec 1984 (v.11#12) pg. 50

Brazing versus welding. When and where the brazing process should be used instead of conventional welding in aircraft construction.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jan 1985 (v.12#1) pg. 18

Aluminum welding. Part 1. Workshop tips from a master on fusing lightweight aircraft metals with gas and hydrogen.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Mar 1985 (v.12#3) pg. 46

Aluminum welding. Part 2. Step-by-step introduction to gas welding of aluminum (continued) plus basic tips on repair.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Apr 1985 (v.12#4) pg. 22

Welding primer for aircraft homebuilders (book review with excerpts).
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Aug 1986 (v.13#8) pg. 50

Tip: Wrapping a work piece in asbestos heating-duct tape will reduce heat loss while brazing.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1984 (v.9#8) pg. 20

How to use the new soldering and brazing torches that use MAPP gas. Safety tips and choosing the right rods for MAPP torches.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 102

A look at all the things you can do with propane and MAPP gas torches. Includes a chart of soldering and brazing rods.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 92

Fixture holds either angle iron or flat stock securely while welding 90-degree corners, but still allows free movement of the material being welded to compensate for shrinkage.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1979 (v.68#1) pg. 20

A gas welding bench is built from angle iron and reinforcing bars. The top measures 2x6 feet.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1980 (v.69#9) pg. 28

What you see is what you weld. A comparison of the various welding filter plates.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1982 (v.71#3) pg. 18

Tips on heat treating aluminum spinners after repairing cracks using welding techniques.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1988 (v.10#11) pg. 6
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1989 (v.11#3) pg. 5

Resistance type arc welder produces temperatures in excess of 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Suitable for welding, brazing, cutting, and heat-treating metal up to 1/4" thick. Uses 110-volt, 30 amp circuit. Est. cost: $4.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #464 Jan 1967 (v.63) pg. 84

Tips on using light duty welders costing less than $20.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #475 Dec 1967 (v.63) pg. 94

How to select welding equipment for the home shop.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #523 Dec 1971 (v.67) pg. 106

A use report on one light-duty arc welder from Montgomery Ward.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #535 Dec 1972 (v.68) pg. 122

The ABCs of arc welding and how to use a small welder at home.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #545 Oct 1973 (v.69) pg. 82

Consumer's guide to soldering and welding equipment. What to look for when buying these tools.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #576 May 1976 (v.72) pg. 16

The basics of brazing. How does it work, what equipment do you need, and how much skill is required.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #599 Apr 1978 (v.74) pg. 156

Build a portable DC arc welder for $20. Uses an old power motor with a 3-hp engine, an automobile alternator, and a 12-volt deep-cycle battery.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 104

How to teach yourself electric arc welding and tips on selling your services.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 130

Learn how to arc weld using a 230-volt AC machine.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #73 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 182

How to build a universal welding table. Features a 30"x78" work surface, a large storage shelf and casters. Built from square tubular steel and flat stock. Est. cost: $157.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 130

Learn how to weld by welding. An introduction to simple arc welding.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #100 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 118

An introduction to arc welding. Includes instructions for making a small welding table, a good first project.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 83

The joy of arc welding. Selecting equipment and making basic welds.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1981 (v.9#1) pg. 21

Tricks of brazing and hard soldering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1963 (v.119#6) pg. 170

Arc welding basics you can master in 6 hours. Part 1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.121#1) pg. 144

Arc welding basics you can master in 6 hours. Part 2.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.121#2) pg. 173

Electrode caddy and stand.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.121#2) pg. 176

Arc-spot welding gun.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.121#3) pg. 171

Welding tank caddy.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.122#4) pg. 194

Portable welding table.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1964 (v.122#5) pg. 188

Fully adjustable fixture for holding small work to be soldered, brazed or welded.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1966 (v.125#1) pg. 181

Resistance-type carbon arc welder. Produces up to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Self-contained, hand-held unit does not require a separate resistance-coil box. Est. cost: $5.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 174

Guide attaches to the tip of an oxyacetylene torch to assist the beginner in the cutting of circles, straight lines, bevels, and other unusual shapes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1968 (v.130#4) pg. 194

Install an electrical circuit for a 230-volt arc welder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1970 (v.133#2) pg. 178

Tips on using small welding kits which feature propane gas and solid pellets of oxygen.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1974 (v.141#1) pg. 144

Welding vise for arc-welding projects.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 37

How to remove zinc or cadmium plating from nuts and bolts to make them safe for welding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1982 (v.158#2) pg. 48

How to get started in gas welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1963 (v.182#1) pg. 127

Two-tank caddy for welding tanks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1963 (v.182#1) pg. 128

Rolling carriage for an electric welder.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1963 (v.182#4) pg. 152

The secrets of good brazing, stronger than soldering, easier than welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1965 (v.186#4) pg. 150

Make your own arc welder using a surplus aircraft generator and air-cooled gas engine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1965 (v.187#5) pg. 142

Arc-welding gun lets you tack, plug, or spot-weld without using a hood. A spring mounted copper nozzle confines the arching area. Requires a 75-amp (or larger) welder.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1967 (v.190#2) pg. 149

Clamp aligns round work for all-around welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 170

How to weld on a lathe without a heat source. Friction or inertia welding works on most steel alloys.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1970 (v.196#6) pg. 67

Gas welding pitfalls you can avoid.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1972 (v.200#2) pg. 112

Test report of two Montgomery Ward home-shop welders that really work. A $55 electric unit and a $135 230-amp unit, plus accessories including a $65 high-frequency arc stabilizer, a $65 tungsten/inert-gas torch and a $150 DC converter. Tips on their use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1972 (v.200#4) pg. 82

Gas welding. How to get started in oxyacetylene welding. Includes plans for making a glass top coffee table featuring a leaded glass design of the American Eagle. The welded frame incorporates the U.S. shield design for ends (legs).
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1976 (v.209#4) pg. 134

Arc welding. A low-cost, convenient alternative to gas welding. What those 50, 100, and 230-amp rigs will and won't do.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 146

Mini torches. Can you really weld with them? A review of the hotter small torches, some of which use MAPP gas and/or oxygen. Smaller and less expensive than gas outfits, they can be used for light welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1976 (v.209#6) pg. 110

Welding aluminum at home. Use a propane torch and special rods.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 124

Brazing torches focus the flame for jobs beyond soldering. Comparison of propane, Mapp gas and oxy-propane torches.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1981 (v.218#1) pg. 121

Joining metal to metal. A look at soldering, brazing and welding tools and techniques.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1983 (v.223#5) pg. 131
Correction POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1984 (v.224#2) pg. 4

Tip on cleaning oxyacetylene cutting nozzles.
PROJECTS IN METAL Feb 1988 (v.1#1) pg. 24

Two designs for welding tables. (1) Skeleton table made from pipe and angle iron. (2) Rolling tool chest fitted with a top of steel plate and firebrick.
PROJECTS IN METAL Dec 1988 (v.1#6) pg. 17

Two devices for electric welding, one using a carbon arc torch operating on 120 volts at currents ranging from 3 to 60 amperes and the other is a spot welder using a rattrap as a switch.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Nov 1966 (v.215#5) pg. 144

Torch holder acts as a "third hand" to store a gas torch while doing hammer welding.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 29

Lung hazards on welding jobs. What are the risks and safety tips.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #170 Sep 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 25

Tips on making a workshop welding booth with overhead ventilation hood.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #185 Dec 1991 (v.16#5) pg. 13

How to accurately set gas pressures when using the Dillon (Henrob) welding torch.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 31

Tips on holding two pieces of sheet metal the correct distance apart for gap welding into one piece.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #201 Apr 1993 (v.17#9) pg. 26

Tip on using a container of sand as a "third hand" to hold irregular-shaped objects or complicated assemblies for welding or soldering.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #212 Mar 1994 (v.18#8) pg. 32

Cutting, soldering, brazing & welding in automobile restoration. Part 3. Brazing and braze welding processes.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #233 Dec 1995 (v.20#5) pg. 3

Restoration welding. A look at the older gas and electric welding processes.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #235 Feb 1996 (v.20#7) pg. 3

Restoration welding. The newer electric arc welding processes.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #236 Mar 1996 (v.20#8) pg. 3
Correction SKINNED KNUCKLES #238 May 1996 (v.20#10) pg. 31

Tip: Use polyethylene welding rod to repair cracks in plastic boat hulls and other items.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #48 Apr-May 1986 pg. 88

Modify C-clamps to hold round (or other shapes) of metal tubing securely for welding.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1989 (v.38#4) pg. 65

Selecting and using a welder on 4130N steel tubing (used in aircraft construction).
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1989 (v.38#10) pg. 64

The other kind of joinery. Joining steel by welding. Includes plans for making "G" clamps from simple materials.
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 578

Brazing torch from pipe fittings.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1963 (v.19#6) pg. 23

Electric arc welding for the home shop. What's available in equipment and a look at basic uses and techniques.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 114

Gas welding and cutting for the home workshop. Selecting and using equipment. Tips on basic techniques.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 102

Learn the classification system for welding electrodes established by the American Welding Society.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 56