Tuesday, November 15, 2011
There is an online engineering course "Fundamentals of Gas Cutting & Welding" D06-002 for which you can download the course materials (pdf). It has some excellent explanations of the oxy-acetylene chemical reaction and other bits not covered in more how-to articles.
EAA Welding video While your there also get the EAA Welding Manual. It's mostly a reprint of the 1950 Navy Training Course NAVPERS 10322-A "Aircraft Welding", with some other interesting articles. My copy is almost as old as my copy of 10322-A.
Next is a great article by Budd Davisson "ZEN and the Art of the Weld Puddle" from EAA Experimenter, October 1993
The next is a series of 10 articles by Budd Davisson which started with the August 1987 issue of EAA Experimenter titled "Aircraft Welding and Steel Tube Fabrication". The last article was in the June 1988 issue. Reprints of articles can usually be gotten from EAA.
Bob Whittier had a good article on heat treating welds titled "the Welding's Done! Now What?" It was in the July 1999 issue of EAA Experimenter.
I have more when we get to gas welding aluminum.