Originally Posted by morgaj1
Looking good so far! If I could give you a little beginner's advice: Take the extra time and grind off the mill scale on the surfaces to be welded. You will get much better penetration and a prettier bead.
All advice is welcome! I've been trying to clean up the pieces before I weld them but I'll admit to being spotty at it at best. And for the large 1/4" I definitely just dropped it in and started welding without giving it another thought. Thanks for the reminder.
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