So... if you want to organise a proper welding screen, awesome! :D
Seriously though, I think we have pretty much everything else we need.
Personally, I just want someone to give me a five minute walk-through,
and then I'll go and play with it for a while. Failing that, I'll
watch a video on youtube :P
I see on the wiki page there is a need for sand. I donated a box full
of clean silica sand for general use, I'm pretty sure I put it under a
There are a couple of rebars knocking about that I brought in ages ago, more for welding really than turning. The steel is a bit hard and doesn't easily give a nice finish, but it's usable.
If you're going to buy some, look for 'free-cutting' or 'leaded' steel, EN1A. This is much nicer to work with, almost as easy as aluminium.
Your post makes more sense now ;)
I haven't done any mig but I am told that arc is slower and a bit harder.With arc you strike the tip of the weld rod against the work piece to generate some heat and create a weld pool. It is very easy to stick the rod to the work piece at this point.
Once you have a weld pool you dip the rod in and out of it to create crescent shaped fillets. You then work your way along creating the weld seam. It is very satisfying when you create a good weld like when you make a perfect solder joint.With mig the weld wire is fed out via a motor which means all you have to control is the movement along the line you wish to weld. Once yo have the wire feed speed set correctly for the material you are welding.