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Welding Games to Play On Your Smart Phone

If you haven’t quite got your fill of welding at work, try playing some online welding games on your smart phone or tablet. In this post, we cover some of our favorites including Welducation from our friends over at Fronius!

Weekly Welding Roundup--Inspiration for Your Next Welding Project

Check out the big savings on bundled welding supplies and cutting edge welders and welding helmets at Baker’s Gas and Welding this holiday shopping season. If you’ve been waiting for the best deals on torch cutting kits, plasma cutters, or the latest welders from ESAB, Miller, and Lincoln Electric, this is the time to visit the home page of Baker’s newly updated website. 

Toledo OH Welders Create Unique Art

Some may call the welding class at Owens Community College organized chaos. Some may not even call it a class. Whatever you call it, a bunch of welders are creating some of the most unique art work around. Jim Gilmore of Owens shares the following

Welding Simulator Expands Welding Job Training

Is it possible to learn how to weld on a high rise without climbing scaffolding or taking an elevator to the top? In this week’s welding round up, some students are taking their welding to another level without having to leave the shop. Welding Simulator

Welding Awards

We all like to be recognized for a job well done. Here you'll find some of the industry's most well-known welding awards and a recent student award. 10th Annual Image of Welding Awards "The Image of Welding awards are issued in eight categories. The awards

National Welding Month [VIDEO]

The national PR campaign for welding has begun; now’s the time to pitch in. April Is National Welding Month from American Welding Society on Vimeo. April is National Welding Month and in order to bring awareness about the welding profession, the local sections of the

Welding Events in April

After the excitement of March Madness, let welding sparks light up the month of April. Massachusetts residents are in luck; three out of the four welding events below take place around Bean Town. Enjoy! I didn’t include events that already took place or are no

New and Updated Welding Apps for Your Phone or Tablet

If you’re like me, you spend a considerable (sometimes obscene) amount of time looking for new apps. Let me ease the welding app search for you just a bit. Below are a few of the newest and newly updated apps out there in the Android

"…we need a national PR campaign for skilled labor."

A few months ago in Atlanta I ran into Tom Vilsack, our Secretary of Agriculture. Tom told me about a governor he knows who was unable to move forward on the construction of a new power plant. The reason, I thought, was fascinating: it wasn’t

Speedglas Is Our Featured Vendor For February

If you are a frequent visitor to our website (BakersGas.com), you know that we regularly have featured vendors and this month our featured vendor is Speedglas.  During the month of February, we will be offering special savings on Speedglas items that are already on sale. 


Architectural Blacksmiths

What is Architectural Blacksmithing? Custom designed iron works that serve architectural purposes can be forged by architectural blacksmiths. Many of the same techniques and tools used hundreds of years ago are still employed today. Pieces that would fit the category of architectural blacksmithing would include

Cheap and Clever Ways to Promote Your Welding Services

You have the skills, the tools and the time to get the job done, but you don’t know how to sell yourself. Are you looking to get a little edge on the other welders in your area?

Welding Events in January

It’s the end of winter holidays and the beginning of NFL playoffs; January is here. Welding workshops, classes, exhibitions and more fill up the January welding calendar. Enjoy!

I didn’t include events that already took place or are no longer open for registration.


Welding Events in the United States

WELDING DEAL – Stonybrook Fine Arts: Half off jewelry making and welding workshops in Jamaica Plain – MA

Learn the basics of MIG welding while welding together pre-cut metal pieces to form a robot, dog, or other creature of your choice. No welding experience is necessary.– Event Description

Deal/Fees : $75 for a weld-a-creature workshop (worth $150). Go to event website to purchase voucher. Deal is available until Friday, January 13th.

Dates: Classes available many weekends throughout the year. Visit the Stonybrook Fine Arts website for specific dates.

Voucher expires December 1, 2012.

Location: Stonybrook Fine Arts

24 Porter St.Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



SportAir TIG Welding Workshop – Griffin, GA

Discover why TIG welding is fast becoming the welding method of choice among people building their own aircraft. EAA SportAir Workshops has teamed up with Lincoln Electric and the Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia, to present a TIG welding workshop. . .” – Event Description

Dates: January 7-8, 2012

Fees: Click here or call toll-free, 800-967-5746 for more information. Discount available for family members and SportAir Alumnus.

Location: Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia


The Columbus Idea Foundry TIG Welding Workshop – Columbus, OH

“This workshop covers the basics of how to TIG weld. TIG welding is a versatile and precise way of welding in which the resulting welds are both aesthetically and structurally sound. – Event Description

Date: January 14, 2012, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fees/Requirements: $120.00 – Participants must have “arc or MIG welding experience, either through attending a previous CIF MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting workshop, other institutional course, or work experience.”

Location: 1158 Corrugated Way, Columbus OH 43201

Email/call for more information: 614-299-IDEA (4332) or email info at ColumbusIdeaFoundry dot com



Welding Equipment and Consumables May Exceed $7 Billion in the US By 2015

The demand for welding equipment and consumables in the United States is expected to increase by six percent a year, reaching $7 billion dollars by 2015.  Increases will be due to the fact that United States is recovering from the recession that was experienced from

Wonder Women Casting: Seeking Real-Life ‘Wendy the Welder’

Doron Ofir Casting is on the hunt for real-life Wonder Women who fill the roles of Wendy the Welder, Rosie the Riveter, Mining Michelle, Long Shore Lucy, Oil Rig Rachel, and Sewer Sarah on a daily basis. Finally get some recognition for your contribution as

Welding Events in December (2011)

Slim pickings here for December. With so many holiday events to prepare, it’s no wonder the welding world is quieting down a bit. For those still eager for a little welding event action, check out a few welding workshops in Boston and Atlanta. I didn’t

Welding Poetry

Because everything exists and because even welders have a softer side, here is a collection of welding related poetry. Enjoy! (If you're brave enough, share your own poetry in the comments below.) "The Welder's Weld" by Sonia Balcer Wherefore must I wear a mask when

Disaster Preparedness: Taking Matters Into a Welder’s Hands

We all love a good doomsday flick, but some of us view Armageddon, apocalypse, or whatever you want to call it as a real possibility (the TV show Doomsday Prepper on National Geographic is an example of what I mean).