Woodstock Welding is a term that has been around for quite some time. It is basically the art of joining pieces of wood or other raw materials, with the help of a filler wire. Woodstock welding is mostly done by the jointers themselves and is a craft that many do not really take up as a profession. However, it is important to know that this welding process has its own benefits that would not only benefit your profession, but also the art!
Woodstock as a welding process would involve melting the raw material that would be joined together at the end of the day. This would then be allowed to cool down in the MIG or the Metal Inert Gas cylinder. Then the welding of the different parts would take place, using the appropriate wires, flux and other additives that would enable you to weld. However, it is important that you keep in mind that the type of metal you are going to work with, would determine the type of filler wire that is required.
There are different types of gauges that you would need when you go about Woodstock welding. First of all, there are the regular flux cored welders, which are those that you would need when you are working with thinner metals. However, the problem with these regular welders is that they cannot handle the bigger pieces that would come out during the welding process. For example, if you were to weld a tank full of fuel rods, then you would require something that can handle this. You would need something that has a large tip. However, if you were to choose a regular filler wire, the resulting weld would have an uneven look.
There are however a variety of different tapers that you would need for Woodstock welding. The first taper would be the half round taper and the second would be the flat topped taper. The third would be the flange taper and the fourth would be the octagonal taper. All these taper sizes are commonly used and are known to be a safe choice for many different kinds of joints.
The filler metal that you would use for Woodstock welding depends on what kind of material you are working with. If you are going to be using steel plates then you would not need anything special. However, if you are working with thinner materials such as aluminum, then you would need to use a tungsten electrode. If you are going to be welding steel rebar, then you would need to use a ferrous filler metal. However, make sure that you check with your company because they will likely tell you what the right filler metal would be.
As you can see, there are a lot of different things that you would need to know about Woodstock welding. Take the time to learn about them before you get started. This way, you will be more prepared to work safely and efficiently. You will also be able to cut down on the amount of mistakes and wasted materials that you would have to deal with.