Standard operating procedure in our mold shop these past 30 years has been to take a big block of metal and cut away all the parts of it that are not wanted to form what is.  A purely reductionist scenario that leaves a big pile of metal chips and swarf, always thirsty for human hemoglobin.  Now, in this welding adventure on the kamarion, I find myself using a softer strategy.  With TIG welding it is possible to create more by building up rather than just taking away.  A blob here, a bead there,  welded in  chunks all over the place; it really is quite organic.  No blood either because everything is cauterized.

If I can stand the high argon bill,   this is an interesting approach to reassembling the molecules.

(Note to self:   Flow with the gas dude.   It is all about matching volume and flow.)

One Response to “Volume and flow”


  1. Franklyn Hagg says:

    Some may call it racist to notice what is actually happing around them. I saw the same stuff here in California that was happing in Detroit and Memphis. This big fat black lady I know, essentially unemployed, bought a 750,000 dollar house here in LA, bought a new SUV, new carpet and furniture and went on an expensive vacation with here live in boyfriend. The lesson here is to think of certain minorities as the canaries in the coal mine. They were the most grievous spendthrifts and were the first to show something was very wrong with the system. By no means were they the cause of the collapse of the housing sector. All races participated in a very big way in the housing bubble.

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