Introduction: For Welding Beginners (para Aprendices De Soldador)


De la misma manera que me ha pasado otras veces, un instructable de Phil B me ha motivado a publicar este.

Como aprendiz de soldador, y sin profesor que me ayudara, me he tenido que enfrentar con un montón de problemitas y dudas, que a veces me han obligado a ingeniarme para salir del paso.

Uno de los peores problemas es acostumbrarse a la careta protectora (al menos esas baratas), sin la cual es impensable ponerse a soldar, pero que lo introduce a uno en un mundo de limitaciones y molestias inesperadas. En el presente instructable muestro algunas modificaciones que le hice a la mía y que luego de casi dos años de uso han demostrado ser útiles.

As usual, a Phil B’s Instructable inspired me to post this one.

I’m a learner welder, have no teacher, and I´m always leading with doubts and little problems wich forced me to look for creative solutions.

One of the worstest difficulties has been the adaptation to the use of mask. The welder mask is uncomfortable (at least those cheap
), and offers you plenty of limitations and unexpected troubles.

In my Instructable, I show you some useful modifications I made to my mask 2 years ago, and still in function.

Step 1: The Glasses (los Anteojos)

Step 2: Backlighting (luz De Atr�s)


Otro de los problemas molestos al usar la careta son los reflejos de la luz que entra por detrás (ver Jun 3, 2011. 7:27 PM pfred2 comment en el instructable de Phil B) . Esta luz se refleja en los anteojos, sean los agregados en Paso 1 o los que uno lleva puestos normalmente. Para solucionarlo hice varias pruebas. La primera fue taparme la cabeza, careta incluida, con un trapo grueso que no dejara entrar la luz. Era incómodo, se caía en el momento menos esperado, y en verano era directamente insoportable. Entonces decidí usar un trapo adherido a la careta mediante trozos de velcro. Funcionó, pero no era cómodo tener que acordarme de acomodar el trapo cada vez que me ponía la careta. Así que pensé que tendría que ser algo que permaneciera en su lugar sin requerir asistencia de mi parte. Corté unos trozos de goma eva y formé una caja alrededor de los ojos, que los protegía de la luz. Para facilitar su adaptación, hice cortes a manera de flecos en los bordes que van en contacto con la cara.
Además de eso, puse burletes alrededor de la visera frontal para eliminar las filtraciones de luz por delante. Esto solucionó el problema.


Another annoying problem when using the mask are the reflections of light coming from back (see June 3, 2011 7:27 PM  pfred2  comment in Phil's B instructable). This light is reflected in the glasses, either the aggregate in step 1 or those one normally wears. To fix this I did several tests. The first was cover my head, mask included, with a thick cloth that don't let in light. But it was uncomfortable, fell down when least expected, and in summer was directly unbearable. Then I decided to use a cloth attached to the mask with velcro pieces. It worked, but was not comfortable having to remember to accommodate the cloth every time I put the mask. So I thought it would be something to stay in place without requiring assistance from me. I cut pieces of rubber foam and formed a box around the eyes, protecting them from light. To facilitate face form adaptation, I cut fringes on the edges that are in contact with the face.

Besides that, I put weather stripping around the front bezel to eliminate light leaks ahead. This solved the problem.

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notingkool (author)2011-06-18

Muy buena la idea, a mi tambien me molestan los reflejos cuando sueldo, voy a probar lo de la goma EVA. Mi careta es de las fotosensibles, un poco mas comodas que las comunes, pero igual tengo que usar anteojos, ya que es peligroso soldar con lentes de contacto.

Very good idea, the reflects are very annoing to me too, I will try to solve it qith the EVA. My mask is photosensitive, a little more comfortable than ordinary, but still I have to wear glasses, it is dangerous welding with contact lenses.

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rimar2000 (author)notingkool2011-06-19

Gracias por el comentario, notingkool, y me alegro de que te resulte interesante.

Thanks for the comment, notingkool, and I'm glad you find interesting.

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Phil B (author)2011-06-06

Osvaldo, you are very clever to install corrective lenses in a welding hood. Several decades ago I know some serious photographers had a corrective lens made to go over the viewfinder of their cameras. It eliminated what was called "The Eyeglass Problem." I appreciate your comments about sun shining in from behind.

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rimar2000 (author)Phil B2011-06-06

Thanks Phil. In effect, that simple mod do a great advantage. Sometimes I don't take away the mask to do some little tasks between weldings.

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Ninzerbean (author)2011-06-06

I have been appreciative of all of your welding 'ibles because I am taking a welding course this summer up in Maine. I have learned much from your 'ibles already. Thank you.

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rimar2000 (author)Ninzerbean2011-06-06

Thanks Nina, I am glad to be useful, to you or others.

I put some suggests at the Phil B's instructable for beginner welders, one at Jun 3, 2011.  7:36 AM and other at 10:01AM. I think they are useful, too.

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