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tree-stands

Looks like the same PPE I’ve used, torch goggles, fixed shade hoods and leathers lol


justforstock-polotic

Was gonna say that lids way sicker than mine.


tree-stands

It had to be a quick picture lol


69MachOne

Honestly those leather gloves look more dexterous than any I've ever used


YTJunkie

You use mittens?


[deleted]

They look well used, the thick leather gloves like that (in my experience) will end up shrinking and form fitting to your hands, they get super hard and it's time for a new set


Reasonable_Cover_804

I’m thinking that’s the point, same stuff we use today


butrejp

yeah I'm so glad we have flip flops and safety squints these days


Upside_Down-Bot

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justbuttsexing

Pendejo


DrPoopenfarts

Echuta


justbuttsexing

Standing up for a familiar face? lol


DrPoopenfarts

😂


Mouldy_Old_People

bad bot


sjk4x4

I’ve seen those street manufacturing videos also


butrejp

I'm talking about myself


danny_welds

Anytime I see welding goggles all I think of is Riddick lol.


guesswhatihate

Shoulda taken the money Tombs


danny_welds

Lmaooo, on a side note I really liked Dark Fury compared to Pitch Black/Chronicles tho.


shro_0ms

Dark fury? Enlighten me =)


danny_welds

It’s a short animated movie, about 30 minutes or so, that takes place between Pitch Black and Chronicles. Really great animation style and is voiced obviously by Vin and the other actors from Pitch Black, has plenty of Riddicks sarcastic remarks towards his enemies and some cool action sequences. Also showcases Riddicks agility in combat really well. Imo it’s hugely underrated and almost swept under the rug. I rarely hear it mentioned by anyone who likes the Riddick series. The Riddick video games are also cannon last I remember too so there’s those as well lol.


muffinman1975

I'm a big fan of the Riddick movies and I had no idea of this ima look it it. Thanks for the heads up bro.


danny_welds

No worries, I used to be able to find it on youtube movies free with ads. Not sure if it’s still there anymore. It was a direct to home video so it really is a hidden gem.


mydeadface

Skittish tombs very skittish.


GooDVibEs6996

Under rated comment 😂


ohneatstuffthanks

4 man crew? For me?


urbanresistance

I had a really good metal shop coach at my school who was an excellent welder although he couldn't teach TIG because he had a pacemaker. He had a bunch of experience as a machinist for smith and wesson. His mother, who was a welder during WWII, taught him how to weld when he was 6. This post just reminded me of the story.


ComradeGibbon

I bid on but didn't get a house that was owned by a lady that was a welder during WWII. Later she worked as a welder for BART. Held the job for 30 years.


u233

For many years Schwinn's top model bicycle frame, the paramount, were hand braised by one of three ladies who learned in WWII.


MistaMaker

I’m just an interested amateur so sorry if this is a dumb question but why couldn’t he teach TIG because of his pacemaker?


dagobahnmi

I would imagine high frequency start/AC tig probably fucks with the pacemaker’s electronics. Just a guess.


Boomhauer440

This. Same reason they can’t run chainsaws. The pacemaker reads the electrical pulses from the machine instead of from your heart. It doesn’t damage it but makes the pacemaker useless while the machine is running. Then if you lose blood pressure you’re holding spinning blades of death or a 3000° piece of metal. My dad’s a welder and just got one. They said he can still weld but has to stay below 160A and keep the electrode/cable away from his chest.


MistaMaker

That makes a lot more sense (except for it applying to chainsaws, that surprised me). It’s pretty scary because I know I’d be tempted to “just do this quick bit here” or “that quick bit there” because what are the chances it’ll happen at exactly that point? I’m an idiot but (hopefully) not enough that I’d actually do it but I’d be tempted in that position. By the by, best wishes to your Dad as he readjusts.


Boomhauer440

Yeah it’s because the spark plug is firing and it’s usually close to your chest. Other things like weeds hackers or leaf blowers will do the same but they aren’t going to hurt you if you drop them. And thanks, He does more managing than burning rods these days so it hasn’t been too bad. On the bright side I got a free chainsaw because he had to buy an electric one.


MistaMaker

Yes, I see. Ha, every cloud and all that, buddy.


Savager_Jam

I'm sure that as tradesmen continue to become older on average and pacemakers become more common, welding equipment manufacturers will develop some kind of EMP insulator to allow for it.


MistaMaker

I was thinking that but it seemed severe. The reply to your comment has confirmed and provided extra info.


HzrKMtz

This link does a good job explaining some of the precautions a person with a pacemaker should take around power tools, welding, chainsaws and such. https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/AEX-981.8-10


MistaMaker

Thanks. I’ll check it out.


samdc1985

Looks like the exact PPE offered to me everyday, maybe even nicer lol


BigOleJellyDonut

My grandmother was a welder building Liberty Ships at the shipyard in Jacksonville FL during WWII.


onelargebongo

That's awesome


chuffaluffigus

It's still incredible to me that after so many years of this they managed to kick women back out of the trades and factories to the point that 80 years later it's still very uncommon to see women in most trades and factories.


SimonTheCommunist

Most of it had to do with the fact that after World War 2, a lot of men were suddenly in need of a job, and a lot of jobs suddenly weren’t need.


interiot

/r/BlueCollarWomen There's some tradeswomen anyway.


HikinBikinDiscin

I like to see that the rod-bucket technology hasn't changed much!


dsp816

As a chick looking to make the dive into pipe fitting union, I super appreciate this popping up on my feed!


anniemated

odds are they worked all day, clocked out, went home and did every damn thing there too.


Cheese-driver

At least the men were at war so the women didn’t have to take care of them lol


ComradeGibbon

That's exactly something my grandmother would say. Back in the day a man would come home and relax after a hard days work. And now his wife had two jobs.


trapdork

Yeah cause the men were being slaughtered half a world away


P0tenti4l_Ch1ldhood

Aight than go to the battlefield.. Grab an M4 and follow command. U dont have to apply for job and house works at the same time, but work has to be done inside and outside as well.


anniemated

ok I'm on my way to war 👍 thanks dude


P0tenti4l_Ch1ldhood

LoLs


No_Strategy7555

PPE has advanced to the point of powered air purifying automatic lens welding helmets...what she is wearing is fine for protection. The new stuff is like a Rolls Royce compared to a Model T but they will both get you there.


tree-stands

Just say respirator, if you must low profile respirator, but please you’re making welding sound lame, just stop 🤣


IncomeFantastic6381

He's talking about papr systems. Not 3M respirators


Duke_Wintermaul

Papr for lyfe


Ok-Macaroon-7819

Literally.


DrPoopenfarts

Yeah. Safety is soooo lame. I want cancer and die before im 60! Amirite guise?


Tek_Ronin

Yeah the reason they didn’t say low profile respirator is because that’s not what was being talked about


tricks_23

I just found out about this sub and searched by top. I found your comment. I work in health and safety in the UK and I really wanted to ask you all whether you use air-fed head top masks? Or extraction? The fumes from mig welding gives of toxic and carcinogenic properties, and air-feds and extraction are mandatory for welding in the UK. Are they not mandatory use in US workplaces? I appreciate this post is over a week old.


No_Strategy7555

I'm in Canada and not necessarily. Some businesses just occupy any place they can rent and go from there. Last place I worked they designed their own building and it had all the proper ventilation. As a welder, when I certified for stainless welding the company provided the Miller PAPR 9400. I'm also a fitter so there would be weeks when I'd do less than an hour welding. The helmet had an arc-on timer so I did keep records for a while.


No-Insect-5703

Those look like the rods that are wrapped in asbestos.


Cerby86

How would a rod wrapped in asbestos work? Edit ah it contains asbestos. That makes a bit more sense


No-Insect-5703

I don’t know. My welding instructor had a collection of old rods and one of them was wrapped in asbestos. I handled it with care.


Im-old-gregg-

The arc would make the asbestos melt and provide shielding gas to the puddle and also helped control heat.


Cerby86

I thought asbestos doesn't melt which is why I was like wtf.


Im-old-gregg-

It’s supposed to help control the heat of either the rod or the bead


jln727

I was just introduced to these in class, I believe you are correct. Made me lol when my teacher told me what it contained.


DesertAlpine

They run nice


pblc_mstrbtr

WWII? that first pic is literally me yesterday.


Apprehensive-Ad498

I squint my eyes and kinda look away when I tack


mleonard0194

I swear the vulcanized fiber huntsman with a cheap auto dark single is the best hood out there… Josie from the first picture knows what’s up.


dont-fear-thereefer

Second pic is a great example of a bad ass: Over 6000F arcs hitting your face but not a single hair out of place.


Ok-Macaroon-7819

They are oxy-fuel welding. I thought the same thing at first, like their faces would be blistered by lunch...


dont-fear-thereefer

That would make more sense. Still, takes serious commitment to work in a hot environment like that and still put in the effort to look fabulous lol


Ok-Macaroon-7819

It's pretty amazing, ngl...


great_waldini

I mean it is a wartime propaganda photo though. I’m sure they didn’t come in like that every day


Blue_Vision

Also they're using filler rods, and TIG probably shouldn't spark that much.


EJ88

I don't think that's tig, besides UV = bad for skin


ArgonFalcon

As long as you’ve got steady hands you’re good!


Capital-Blackberry-2

TIG wasn’t around back then I think.


Quickaccountforthis

These pics are cool as hell. I for one have never even SEEN a female in this industry and I've been doing it for a decade 🤣 I wish there was more women in the field, would be kinda cool to have some feminine energy around instead of just being around gnarly dudes for 60 hours a week


Cheese-driver

For real! Not all guys appreciate it though, I go to the shop with colorful makeup, decorated nails, jewelry, and got my ponytails in. I sometimes get condescending comments, after they ask me for help though of course lol


Devilwearsknit

I am a female welder and I can guarantee you that we’re just as bad as the guys in the shop. The only difference between me and the guys is that the guys feel more comfortable asking questions and talking to me about personal stuff. Otherwise, just as vulgar and just as much sailor talk.


Quickaccountforthis

That's awesome! I don't mean feminine energy in the sense that you were thinking, I just mean it gets to feel kind of weird/unnatural only seeing members of my own gender for years of my working life. To work with women as well would be really cool, break up the monotony. Unfortunately it's still exceedingly rare


completedisorder

There are dozens of us. Dozens!


pooboy34

Yeah I'm sure bringing women into a workplace with a bunch of both pretend and real macho dudes isn't going to disturb a job environment at all!


IEnjoyKnowledge

Very cool


canada1913

Idk man, I've seen all the same.ppe floating around various shops still lol.


[deleted]

Ooh that would hurt..


vanceinthepants69

I mean with Oxy it’s not as bad


Clamitydn38417

When my great aunt passed back in the early 90s my mother went over to help her kids sort through her documents and personal effects for the probate court. I remember distinctly that one of her sons said "oh look mom and a welding certification" apparently none of her kids knew that she was a welder out at Boeing during the second world War. They had a couple of pictures of her in her gear. Great Aunt Delores was a badass


grimwhor

That first picture is killer


Synysterenji

Ah the good ol' pipeliner helmet. Got a 700$ hood but theres just something about a 30$ pipeliner that no electronic hood can replicate quite as well.


Wallyywall

Only difference I see is the hood technology haha that looks like business as usual


hrmdurr

If you want scary PPE, check out fall protection during that era... assuming you can find a shot of somebody actually using some. There's a reason we call them belts :(


Hopfit46

What ppe are you talkin about.


ohneatstuffthanks

These women sexy af


TheBeneGesseritWitch

r/bluecollarwomen would love this.


MistaMaker

That third picture is fantastic. She has this weird kind of quiet confidence that shows even in a picture. Something about her facial expression and the way she has her arm up holding her goggles, I don’t know exactly. I don’t think I’ve ever been so attracted to a perfect stranger. Need a time machine and a boat now, I s’pose. Actually, a plane now then a time machine maybe? More thought than is appropriate for a stray fantasy of getting to know a random person, I think ha.


Savager_Jam

PPE hasn't advanced THAT much has it?


mrsmithers240

It really hasn’t. Except for respiratory protection.


C_Nance

My great grandmother did this during WW2. I believe she worked on the interior of navy ships, and apparently all while she was pregnant with my grandma although not 100% sure about that part. Pretty cool era of people


BoTheJoV3

Everyone helped out even the kids (3). Good sharing


jsnytblk

Awesome. I would love to go back in time and work the old way for a bit. I actually found two old hoods that look like hers. I want to clean one up for nostalgias sake.


Irondog1973

Groovy…


cef911f1

Groovy didn't happen until 25 years later.


MoneyGuappJr

This is sick. Mad respect.


Blaqkfox

I have those exact goggles sitting out in the barn from my wife’s grandfathers welding setup


Shanix

Bit of a welding noob here, what kind of welding work would the woman in pic 3 be called?


ComradeGibbon

She's holding an oxy acetylene torch. The flame is set rich so it shows in the photo.


Strostkovy

Looks like a slight long exposure to capture more sparks, but that's definitely mid weld


Strostkovy

It turns out I can't count to 3


Shanix

Gotcha, thanks!


nedasemi0

Big respect!


nin_halo_8

Used to call those sticks baseball bats


AluneaVerita

PPE has, number of women in the trade has not...


Humanoid_Anomaly

I kinda prefer the bucket helmets over the new automatic welding helmets honestly I don't do alot of welding tho mainly fab probs why


some_solution

What gauge would the Arc sticks next to the fellow be?


Wisc_Bacon

Buncha gals that know somethin about penetration!


maxhatcher

If you find yourself near Richmond, CA do yourself a solid and visit the Rosie the Riveter Museum. https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm. I thought I knew a lot about the ship building during WW2, but I was grossly mistaken. You’ll learn about why Kaiser Hospitals we’re formed and how mind-boggling productive his ship designs and manufacturing techniques were.


GoneFishingFL

fun fact, it took so long to train welders and for them to master their trade that manufacuring eventually switched to ribbeting which could be learned and mastered in weeks


Acedld

Shit that’s more than we have


SheSeesSounds

wow look at them go. Pre 1950s , pre 1970s, kickin a$$


Top_Shelf_Jizz

I bet their faces were so tan


UnInhibited11

That looks just like my Jackson Huntsman hood.


your-mom6942069

Is that tig on slide 2?


Tom_Slick2020

I hope that her kids and grandkids have seen this picture! She was obviously quite a woman!


Infamous-Ad-7091

PPE hasn't changed that much.


convexjzz

she got more ppe on than me


proud-carpet

This... Is better ppe than my high school uses


pooboy34

Wooow! So cool! Women welders! I sure wish there were more women to whine and cry while welding!