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The Old Welder Comics shop tips safety and shop stories by Frank Tabor
Spark Test Chart, 'Cast Iron, Steel, Fingers!' over grinder and Use your Goggles sign.
More than one safety pointer, and a laugh.



Spark testing is a simple method of roughly identifying steels. Sparks from a grinding wheel have various characetistics such as long or short sparks, branching or bursts. While not definitive the test can seperate basic iron and steel types.
Sample Spark Test Chart
Sample Spark Test Chart from Metals for Engineering Craftsmen
Basic Grinder Safety


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The Old Welder Comics shop tips safety and shop stories by Frank Tabor
Signs, Acme Iron Works, Ornamental Iron Workers Wanted. Two managers looking a knot tied in steel bar on top of pile of job applications. . .

"One of the applicants couldn't write so he applied on a round iron bar."



Tying a knot in a steel bar is not a difficult as one would think. It requires a long heat and some practice.
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