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Hi can any one help i want to have ago at makeing a couple of gates so any pointers in the art of welding :D

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Hold the gates above your head and wave them menacingly at passers-by, perhaps with some added grunting mixed with verbal obscenities .........always works for me. Oh, sorry Mr.F, did you mean welding? Involves alot of kit, alot of practice, alot of patience and alot of extremely sore eyes (under no circumstances should you look at the point where the arc of the weld is taking place. It takes the outer layer off your eyeballs by..........magic...I think. Anyway, you don't really notice that its happened for about 5 or 6 hours, then, mysteriously, your eyes start to feel like somebody has ladled sand into them, and the sensation lasts for about a day.........fun for all the family....not! There are other types of welding, apart from Arc welding, but all are best left to professionals in my opinion. Yellow pages, unless you really did mean wielding......?

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(@digger)
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ah!! welding … as in …. soldagem/soldadura, yes you need a soldador

maybe you could ask in your local loja de ferramentas

boa sorte

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The easiest way for an amateur is MiG or TiG....you might be able to hire a MiG set from a tool hire shop. As they are gates, it's not structural, it simply has to stay together...It can be quite good fun....

Don't forget to wear a welding mask to avoid arc eye, and welding burn- which is like sunburn (NOT goggles, which don't cover the face and DEFINITELY NOT sunglasses).

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(@gemini)
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Whoa, hold on chaps, mrforja sounds a bit inexperienced to get straight into the main equipment! Don’t you think it best if he started off the easy way; with a bucket of welding sparks? Much safer.

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