Using basic techniques, you can perform regular welding chores for several customers on a welding route.
Odd jobs in welding can range from repairing fences to fixing farm equipment.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/KARIN HILDEBRAND LAU
TOP: Henry Farr repairs a cracked jointer blade with his Solidox welding set. LEFT: An assortment of damaged articles awaits pick-up at a collection point. RIGHT: Accurate work means satisfied customers. Henry cleans an edge to get a better measurement.
TOP: One use of welding is to restore metal objects to their original profiles. Here Henry prepares to build up the low spots on a worn gear. BOTTOM: Correct gas pressures — as shown by the gauges on the tanks — are extremely important in oxyacetylene work.