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Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment

Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment
Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch: Essential Tools and Techniques for Repairing and Fabricating Farm Equipment
This guidebook to the essential tools and skills needed for basic welding teaches even the novice everything they need to know to do it themselves, with projects and techniques specially tailored for farm and ranch equipment fabrication and repairs. Farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders who know how to weld can repair and even fabricate some equipment on their own, saving both time and money. Basic Welding for Farm and Ranch introduces this crucial skill and covers the most popular techniques used by the home hobbyist and DIY devotee, with chapters and detailed illustrations dedicated to oxyacetylene welding (or gas welding), stick welding, MIG, and TIG, as well as thermal cutting, brazing, and soldering. Along with guidance on equipment selection and use, and safety precautions, this book offers 12 projects and repairs commonly faced on the small farm or homestead, with step-by-step photography guiding readers through building a wall-mount hay feeder, repairing a garden rake, making horseshoe hooks, and more. AUTHOR: William Galvery is a retired professor of welding technology. He has more than 30 years of industrial welding experience and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator and Instructor. For many years, he taught welding at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. SELLING POINTS: Welding is an essential DIY skill for farmers, homesteaders, and other landowners that allows them to save time and money both making and repairing equipment and tools. Step-by-step photos cover the four major welding methods, plus brazing and soldering. Each technique serves a different purpose, and mastering all of them will give readers a range of options. 15 practical repair and fabrication projects for farm and ranch. Most welding manuals target large-scale industrial settings and don't address the specific equipment and outdoor settings that challenge farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders. All the most common situations are addressed in this book, from removing a stuck bolt to fixing bent parts on a trailer hitch, repairing fences and gates, and making a bale spear. Full-colour; photographs and illustrations throughout
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  • Model: 9781612128788
  • ISBN: 9781612128788