Can I teach myself MIG welding?
January 2, 2005 11:50 AM Subscribe
Attention handypersons: I have this idea that simple MIG welding is the sort of thing I'll be able to teach myself, without taking a class or otherwise receiving instruction beyond what I've found on the internets. Is this hubris that will end in missing digits, seared retinas and a Darwin Award? (More self-doubt inside.)
posted by psychoticreaction to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here's what I wanna do. I wanna weld threaded rods, vertically, to an exposed girder in gf's futuristic loft as part of a futuristic shelving unit. So I ask all amateur and professional handypersons, is MIG welding enough of an intuitive undertaking that a sober and mechanically-inclined person like myself would be able to pull this off? Or is there a serious risk of harming myself, or having a formidable collection of bath products plunge to the floor as a result of incompetently performed welds?