Welcome To The Welders Lens
Online Welding Video
Welcome To The Welders Lens
Online Welding Video
I started in the powerhouse and refining industries at the age of 18. I Completed an apprenticeship training program. I am not the best welder as far as being what might be titled a slick welder but I have been known as someone that can convey understanding of the entire process.
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Let me say first that this website is built upon a responsive theme and designed so that the welding videos stream from my account elsewhere on the web and not from within my site. You don't have to download the videos and take up space on your computer. No more DVDs to play. The site will resize to any device such as: desktop computer, laptop, ipad, mobile phone, etc. Let's say you are in a test booth somewhere or in a welding class and because you are a member you can simply pull out your favorite portable media device, hook up to the members area and watch the training anywhere there is access to the Internet from you device. These are the original videos but segmented into shorter clips for easier viewing. If you have any trouble with the videos or the newsletter I handle all questions and support personally. If you need some help on a phone line I am available for that as well. I have always tried to give top notch support to my subscriber base and will continue doing so. You as a subscriber are the most valuable individual to my on going success and I believe in taking care of YOU! Many who know me can attest to the help they have gained from my concern and genuine care for your on going welding training. One of the things I boast of in this company is that you are not obligated to me in any way to receive my help. I care about this to the place I will answer your emails or phone calls and if I can't help you I will do my best to find the direction that will lead you to furthering your ability to weld.
Here are a few comments by others:
Michael, Hello again. I have previously chatted with you (via email) about your videos. I will echo what others have said in that you are a natural teacher with great presentation combined with outstanding experience. You a very credible IMHO. Do you plan on doing any in person welding tutoring sessions in the future?
While I have been farm/ranch welding for many years, I have never had formal training or classes in welding or set-up for welding. Most of the welding that I do has been in constructing fences, corals, sheds, barns and equipment repair. Michael’s courses greatly improved my ability/skill/confidence in downhill/uphill welding and because of the “through the lens” technique my overall skills (puddle control, rod and heat selection, etc…) have been enhanced. I have watched the videos several times and often refer to them while welding. I feel that the videos were well worth my investment and would recommend them without hesitation to both novice and experienced welders.
Thanks Michael, I used to be a mediocre welder before I bought your multiply cd package. I watched and watched those videos until my brain clicked and said that's what I'm doing wrong. Then I would practice pipe welding at home on scrap I had laying around. Then I would watch certain videos again to fine tune my skills. About a month after receiving the videos, we had a pipe and structural test at work. If it hadn't been for your videos, I never would have passed my test. O'yeah, tiging is now fun to do. So just to say THANKS. Through The Welders Lens was a worth while investment for me. Keep up the good work.
Hello Michael,I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much the dvd's I've bought from you have helped me. I work for a gas distribution company in Nebraska, so I have been around welders and pipelines for a number of years but never needed to actually learn how to do it myself. A little over a year ago an opening in the company became available for a welder. I bid on it and got the job. So at 47 years old I was faced with having to learn to weld pipe, fast. I signed up for classes at the local tech college, and started looking for all the information I could find on welding and pipefitting. That’s when I stumbled on your video's on You Tube. After watching a couple of them I thought, now this guy knows what he's talking about and shows you exactly what it should look like, how to fit it up, and how to fix your mistakes. I ordered the downhill pipe video's right away and they have been a great help in getting my root passes and caps to go in right. I'm sure that I could have eventually learned these things with time and a lot of practice and burnt rods. But what I learned from watching your video's a few times and then practicing those techniques has saved me a lot of time and money. And I was able to pass the company weld test after just a few months of practice. So put me on the list of those who owe you a big THANK YOU. Sincerely,Tom PS My 16 year old son has also put your video's to use and this year placed well in his High School welding contest and was sent to the State FFA welding competition in Lincoln, Ne.
It was like this for me. I knew the basics of welding. But I was ready to take my skills to the next level. (PIPE WELDING) I will say and feel very confident saying that you will take something from these videos that will increase your level of welding. I was having trouble with the 6g pipe test just little flaws that were bugging me and stopping me from moving on. I got the pipe welding dvd set and watched learned and put in to practice what I seen and the knowledge that was being put down in front of me . JUST WEEKS LETTER IM A CERTIFIED PIPE WELDER !!! Those few little kinks were no more. I just started my first pipe welding job!!! $22.00 hr !!! Starting out that is. So if youre for real about welding and want to advance then I suggest these videos!!!! Well I gotta get to bed. The boiler room will be waiting on me tomorrow ! AND SO WILL THAT BIG PAY CHECK!!!
Anyone wanting to understand what you ought to be seeing in your welds is going to want to check out Michael's welding videos. Whether tig, stick, or mig process, he shows you exactly how to manipulate the molten puddle, with a running commentary on what to look for, proper heat settings, electrodes, and even how to salvage common mistakes. I'd be willing to bet he doesn't even realize how much quality information he's subconsciously tucked away in these lessons, because he has the true heart of a teacher. If you're looking for more insight than the average welding video offers, as I was, make the investment. The Welder's Lens series has content you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere
Attention: DVD1 & 2 contain mild out of focus footage at times due to camera settings
All of the plate welding videos show a technique that is a bit unique to plate welding. I follow the practices of traditional pipe welding. Rather than a great deal of whipping the rod or lacing the rod as would normally be with a fast freeze rod, I use a stuff and drag method common to pipe welding. I show you exact fit up techniques, I mount the plate in position (overhead, horizontal, and vertical), and film everything from start to finish in position. These clips give a basic understanding of heat range and how to handle a carbon plate test for a work situation or a better idea of how to weld plate in position. I use no backing strip.