A panicked scream came from the kitchen and thankfully there was no bloodshed. A kitchen knife had slipped and fallen on the tile floor.
Broken in two this would either be trash, a nice handled box cutter or a new TIG welding project.
I tried it as a box cutter and it was awesome, but I really wanted to practice TIG welding on stainless steel.
TIG is short for Tungsten Inert Gas. It is an electric welding process that heats an area of metal with an electric arc. The arc is shielded with an inert gas - in this case Argon. The gas shielding will protect the molten metal from becoming oxidized during the welding process. The power is adjustable and as you may guess, the bigger the spark, the deeper the weld. You can weld two parts together with capillary action pulling molten metal from both parts, or add a filler rod of suitable material.
I am quite new to TIG welding, so bear with me... this one is gonna be a bit rough.
Step 1: Set up welder
Set up welder according to the charts for the material. I set the welder to DC power and dialed it down to 60 amps.