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    Douglas Ray

    • 2/12/2019
    • TWS Houston

    Getting better everyday

    Luiscantu

    • 2/11/2019
    • TWS Houston

    I am excited to show this 4f weld , this weld means a great deal being that I’ve never welded in the the past and to be able to show this is awesome . I have successfully completed all 6 weld test for class 101 in 3 weeks and look forward to continuing this amazing work . Hard work and long hours in the shop made this possible.
    Thanks

    Melaine Tom

    • 2/9/2019
    • TWS Tulsa

    I learned how to weld overhead with 7018 in phase 2. The challenge I had to overcome for this weld was finding the right standing position to see my puddle. I learned which angle to place the 7018 and the correct speed to form the right beam.

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    Carlitos Williams

    • 2/9/2019
    • TWS Houston

    I’m proud of myself just entering the school. I was working on a 5 in pipe in a 5G position running a 6010 root an 7018 fill in cap was difficult being on my knees to do it but over came it in passed through the course

    Deng

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Tulsa

    I have learn a lot about welding gear stuff

    Fernando Orozco

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I am proud that i had passed the 6G Pipe Welding For mig. It was difficult to pass because of the FLUX cord fill N cap but i conquered it. I learned that one must have patience in order to succeed and do a good job.

    Andrew Frederickson

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Saved money for 2 years to for tuition and living expenses and to move 1500 miles from home to go to this school. Probably my most risky but rewarding decisions to date. Never been so proud as I was when I earned “Top One” and managed to do it twice by phase 6!

    Fernando Orozco

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I am proud that i had passed the 6G Pipe Welding For mig. It was difficult to pass because of the FLUX cord fill N cap but i conquered it. I learned that one must have patience in order to succeed and do a good job.

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    Ashely Walker

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Houston

    I’m most proud of my colorful root. It was hard to keep my hand steady in the beginning of weld 120 but as soon as I learned the motions to create a smooth weld my tig just gets better and better.

    Ryan White

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’m most proud of my class and my mentor jimmy. Jimmy is an amazing teacher and a even more amazing person to talk too. He’s changed my view of how to weld properly and helped improve my welding by a long shot. Jimmy isn’t like most teachers and tell you and then sit around. He’ll go booth to booth and check up and give you tips on how to improve your welds.

    Derek Dolan

    • 2/8/2019
    • TWS Houston

    I am proud of myself because my instructor Luis always pushes me and tells me I can do it and I keep that in the back of my mind as I am welding, the obstacle I had to overcome was not having the confidence to believe in myself that’s where Luis came in now I can run micro beads while smiling under my welding hood, just because he believed in me and that was enough for me to achieve and completely master the concept

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    Jesus Arellano

    • 2/7/2019
    • TWS Tulsa

    Welding vertical in phase one having to figure out the right speed and position but in the end succeeding

    James Coronado

    • 2/7/2019
    • TWS Houston

    My progression as a welder

    David Diard

    • 2/7/2019
    • TWS Jacksonville

    You aren’t always gonna be able to move your work piece in the field so you might as well get used to getting comfortable to work in any Situation or position. 5G 6010 root 7018 fill and cap

    Zack Sherman

    • 2/7/2019
    • TWS Tulsa

    I’m proud that I have came to Tulsa welding school and have learned so much from everyone here.

    Aaron Williams

    • 12/10/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Aaron Williams

    Amanda Motilal

    • 12/9/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m most proud of myself for not giving up or getting frustrated, it gets tough but you have to push yourself and motivate yourself. I’ve struggled with t plate the most during the first phase but I feel as if I overcame.

    Jeremy Cheek

    • 12/6/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    its all about hood time

    Matthew Miller

    • 12/3/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I started in phaze 3 which was ease, phaze 4 was harder but not like phaze 5, it was the first time in school were I really had to work at it to get the grade I wanted, patience and hard work will get you to the dream.

    Elijah Dooley

    • 11/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Really Proud to be a a student here at TWS & The Welds That I’ve Done, especially the bevel weld, after Tons of practice & failure.

    Justin Francois

    • 11/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am proud of myself ..I Challenge myself every time I weld and love it

    Caleb Rainey

    • 11/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I have several pictures that I submitted I am proud of my overall self improvement. I have worked hard and busted my tail, from early morning around 7:30 until 5:30-6:00 in the evening most days. Especially when I’m having trouble with a weld in lab, and like they say, practice does make perfect, or atleast close enough!

    Kale K. Bloemker

    • 11/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Practice makes perfect! This is a decent groove weld but of course not perfect. I believe this was my 3rd day trying this type of weld.

    I was happy with my progress. Filling the ends are the toughest part for me. #TWS

    Christian Migues

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’ve learned a lot from this program things do get challenging and you really work as if you were in the field love this school!!

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    Sergio Hernandez

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Learning to relax my wrist and rotate around the whole pipe, had lots of fun !!!!

    Michael Mauldin

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I am proud of myself for putting myself through school at TWS. Did not no I would be so good at welding.

    Parker Granzin

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    5 in pipe tig root

    Reece Doan

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Most proud of the progress I have made in such a short time.

    Stewart Gage

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am proud that’s I pushed through to get the weld down even when I wanted to quit I had the motivation from my instructor

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    Sergio Hernandez

    • 11/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Learning to relax my wrist and rotate around the whole pipe, had lots of fun !!!!

    Lauren King

    • 11/11/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    This was my 4th or 5th time doing 6g MIG and Flux core. It taught me a lot about controlling the weld and how much gravity can affect the weld puddle. The hardest thing about this was trying to find a position where I could not only weld but see what I was doing. This whole thing was a challenge.

    Victor Tula

    • 11/7/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Getting the welds to come out in line is the only challenge I am facing as of right now. Welding for me is a fun thing to do, I am practicing to one day become the greatest welder.

    James Tisdale

    • 10/25/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    My first ever weld

    Caleb Rainey

    • 10/21/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am most proud of my horizontal T-Plate welds. I am very proud of these because I had a little trouble place the welds in the right positions to make the finished project come out flat and I gradually got better and better the more I done it. I eventually ended up having very consistent, well placed, very flat, and pretty welds! I am very proud to call myself a TWS student! The instructors have been helpful and very informative. I see myself getting better and better each and every weld. I have been working hard and I see a bright future for me as long as I keep up the hard work!

    Jeremy Cheek

    • 10/21/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    i got the highest grade. and learnd how to build up the weld on the backing plate

    Donald Sheldrick

    • 10/20/2018
    • TWS Houston

    This was my first time using a TIG rig and I’d have to say I might be a natural even though I need to work on some more filler in the weld but for 10 min trying it out this is what I got 🤘🏻😏

    James Parris

    • 10/20/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    49 years old and this is my first weld ever. Build motorcycles as a hobby and need to know how to weld so TWS it is. Great school.

    Alex Zwego

    • 10/20/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Most proud of sticking with it and learning all the different techniques, the Tig Weld i had heard was one of the hardest to learn and that seemed to be one of the more easier to learn for me. I look forward to graduating and getting a good job. I want to take this time to thank all the instructors that have helped me along the way.
    Thank you

    Alex Zwego

    Tucker Summers

    • 10/20/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Its pretty fun, my hood broke, I need a new one, but it’s all love.

    David Cantu

    • 10/20/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    What I am most proud of is that I stuck with welding and my decision to come to Tulsa even though I was more than comfortable back home. The picture was taken in February when TWS Jacksonville was hosting a high school welding competition (I am on the left). The three of us were all from the same school, all were signed up to go to Tulsa, and all planned to live together. However I was the only one of my friends who stayed committed to tulsa and even though I have to live on my own and it is a bit more expensive I am still on track to graduate in February 2019. The video is of my most recent weld which is 2G pipe with a tig root and a 7018 fill and cap. That slag peel is one continuous rod.

    Ernest

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    So this was my first go at the 2 inch. Lots of work to go, but I get a little better exactly time.

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    Aaron Zuniga

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    This was my first day welding on a pipe with stick welding.

    Thomas Parkinson

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Love how the garret teaches and how he has help my grow as a person and a welder

    Kale K. Bloemker

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    The slack peeled along the whole bead Second time welding ever🙂
    #ThanksDave

    Jonathan Flack

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m proud of my improving ability to make better welds on all forms of welds. I enjoy welding and it’s my passion and I can’t wait to enter the working field.

    David Womack

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Phase 4, the hardest phase so far.
    I finally got it down

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    Douglas Ray

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Not left handed but video shows me at left hand position. I am loving this school and welding!

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    Fernando

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am mostly proud of myself for pushing myself to do my best. The biggest challenge I have had in this school are the bevel plate tests. I had never welded before and I feared falling behind. I had to set my job aside and put welding as my priority. I have 3 weeks of doing double shift and hard work pays off. My welds are looking waaay better than when I first started in august.

    Parker Corbett

    • 10/19/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’m proud because a few months ago I had never even considered welding as a career but now I’ve fallen in love with it. It’s definitely not easy at first but I loved it once I got the hang of it

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    Lauren

    • 9/28/2018
    • TWS Houston

    This was the first 2 in pipe that I welded where my root and fill cane out perfect!

    Jose Sanchez

    • 9/17/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Over lapping of the welds and just getting my angle right so i could be able to see my weld with no issue. Ar first my welds were droppy and wouldnt be aligned, now they look even better and i feel better about my welding

    Dakota Smith

    • 9/13/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    It was my first time doing pipe and wire welding so combined those both was a struggle but I passed and moved on to the next phase

    Zack Sherman

    • 9/11/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am proud about how good I’m starting to weld. And I’m learning overhead welding

    Alex Karchaske

    • 9/7/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    The challenge was that I had never welded before. Everyday is a challenge, but I enjoy it!

    Chaiseallen Allen-Gaddis

    • 9/7/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I had to learn how to weld, I have never welded before coming to TWS and once I got there I’ve been learning so much and learning how to properly weld bevel plates all sorts of pipe and soon to TIG!

    David Sanders

    • 9/7/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I love a challenge and i am a proud Welding student

    Christopher Rios

    • 9/7/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I am proud of how amazing are teachers can be from teaching me how to weld from me having zero experience not knowing to even spark the rod and now I’m glad they are helping me perfect my skill

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    Fernando Molina

    • 9/7/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m proud of my t-plate vertical because of the work I put into it and all the concentration

    Colton Lotter

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Vertical uphill weaving first attempt at this

    Dade Laplant

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Houston

    The grind never stops as long as you have the will power to keep ot going.

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    Ricardo A JACQUES

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Breathing techniques

    Ernest

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    It’s not my weld, it’s just the only photo of welds I had in my phone. The biggest challenge I had so far was with overhead. luckily I have the benefit of being in the afternoon shift, that means two instructors teaching me different ways to skin the same cat. and after 4 days of struggling it finally clicked.

    Vincent Loera

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’ve never had the opportunity to learn how to truly weld pipe and to see the end product made me feel accomplished.. it was not an easy road because it had its difficulties but with positive feedback and determination I had it down within 2 weeks.. once I saw what I can produce, I knew automatically that doors were going to open up and they have.. I’m doing things I thought would take me more than years to successfully accomplish with my welds but doing these pipe welds made me realize I was just selling my self short, now I know my true potential and I’m testing it everyday when I go to class at Tulsa school of welding Houston.

    Nyktasia Fitzgerald

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am most proud of the fact that I am still pushing myself even through the hard times and striving for greatness.

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    Jamya Hill

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’ve burnt up so many shirts doing this project and almost wanted to quit but I’m glad I didn’t I stuck to it and I passed I’m proud of it

    David Womack

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I am most proud that I actually got these welds this good having never welded before, and with a minor elbow injury.

    Blake Deming

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Houston

    These are some of the welds that helped me get to the skill level I’m at now

    Dana Wilkins

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS

    Proud Mom sponsoring my son at TULSA WELDING! First welding day! Sam overcame his ADD and a single parent home upbringing without a father. He had attended one year of college and decided that a career in welding would best suit his abilities and mind set. When asked what welding school? Sam didn’t hesitate and chose TULSA!

    Britt Fankhauser

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    This was for the NFL Hall Of Fame in Ohio. Im most proud of this for the fact there were less then 10 men who worked on this set-up, and i was 1. Did two transmission power poles for them. The challenges i had with this was getting it completed in a day. The cap you see is a 10 bead cap that is 2″x1″. It had well over 100 passes of single 3/32″ wire in the bevel. Then another 75-100 for the cap. Took 18 hours to complete.

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    Dade Laplant

    • 9/6/2018
    • TWS Houston

    The grind never stops as long as you have the will power to keep ot going.

    Caleb Newton

    • 8/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m proud to be in school with my close friend and so glad tulsa was and option for me. The main thing I’ve learned in the lab is you can accomplish anything you put your mind to

    Darantay Green

    • 7/17/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’m very proud of the success I have found out of my failure period through life choices and decisions I have overcamed a huge obstacle in my life and is now headed into the right direction and with the support of the staff and Tula Welding School itself I’m totally confident that I will become an overachiever and I can say Tulsa Welding School helped redirect my life into a positive motion! So thanks😉

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    Jamya Hill

    • 7/6/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’ve came a long long ways with vertical tee plate and I am very proud of this I know it still needs a bit of work but I’m still proud of it

    Austin Hoilman

    • 7/5/2018
    • TWS

    What I’m most proud about is my ability to understand if I made a bad weld or done something wrong I usually know why and how to correct it for the next weld. It was no challenge. And i learn something from every weld i make.

    DeLynn Muskrat

    • 7/3/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    High frequency Tig. lap joint. test piece made a 94 what makes me most proud is that I finally was able to get my heat affected zone even all the way across my plate . and good color. It was challenging to get used to using a foot pedal and how to let up with your foot slowly to keep your puddle hot enough to add filler wire .

    Roy Garner

    • 7/2/2018
    • TWS Houston

    This is a new skill I’m try to master and I know it will take time.

    James Wilkerson

    • 7/1/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Stainless 6g 2 inch pipe tig all the way out

    Avery Simmons

    • 6/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Vertical weld are pretty hard but I got

    Clayton Macey

    • 6/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I’m most proud of starting my career in the welding industry and my accomplishments this far.

    Xanthus Bucko

    • 6/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    The challenge was keeping the heat effected zone within tollerance without quenching the pipe during the process. To run the right amount of ampere so as to maintain maximum control of the weld puddle allowing the weld to keep within tollerance. Also finding time to weld during the pipe fitting course while maintaining an after school job.

    Xanthus Bucko

    • 6/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    The challenge was keeping the heat effected zone within tollerance without quenching the pipe during the process. To run the right amount of ampere so as to maintain maximum control of the weld puddle allowing the weld to keep within tollerance. Also finding time to weld during the pipe fitting course while maintaining an after school job.

    Elizabeth Ferguson

    • 6/30/2018
    • TWS Houston

    My achievements that I have made through Tulsa. How fast it is to learn from the instructors. Also the fact that I haven’t given up on any of the things we have to do to get that one perfect weld for each, never stop and don’t give up.

    Jonathon K Smith

    • 6/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Found out I love TIG!!! I also enjoy wearing a helmet to class every day. Burn those rods!

    Joseph Bentz

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I am most proud of the consistency it takes to be welder!

    Ryan Burkett

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Love the school

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    Roland Hart

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Paying attention!!

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    Ian Leos

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I completed the weld with it looking vary slick. The challenge was to not key hole or blow through my root pass. Don’t rush through it go at your pace

    John Chesser

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Photos of my graduation with my helmet, my hitch cover I made, and just some practice beads in phase one.

    Roneisha Holmes

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I am so proud of myself because i don’t have enough faith in myself and i actually have been doing a great job with 9 weeks left i know i will past and graduate

    Roy Broadway

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    This was a bevel plate overhead the I worked on all week and couldn’t get the right position. My instructor Heather then simply told me to lay on the floor and try it that way. It was an absolute success

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    Nick Sheffield

    • 6/29/2018
    • TWS Houston

    It’s the 1st welding video I sent my wife to make her smile.

    Kris Vanderbilt

    • 5/12/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    When your welds start coming together and you cant help but feel like you may actually becom a welder someday. 😀

    Lacey Jackson

    • 5/11/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    What I am most proud of is the way my weld looks like a perfect stack of Dimes. Having a wonderful instructor has helped me overcome the frustration from the rod sticking and not getting that straight line in the beginning. With patience and confidence keeping that hand steady I discovered that I’m going to go all the way with this and graduate from Tulsa welding school. Thank you.

    Jeffery Williams

    • 5/11/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Well that one in the first picture that was at the job I just got out of school and the ones that you see on my bend test in case he’s the one that help me do that is a very good teacher and I learn how to keep my come from and situations

    Zach Breckenridge

    • 5/10/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Practice. Practice. Practice.

    Elijah Little

    • 5/9/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    How to control the foot pedal better to make sure you give it the right amps.

    Laura Walker

    • 5/9/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’m most proud when I’m able to run a clean straight bead! Welding is harder than I expected!

    Antione Woodard

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    The structure of welding and the importance of doing it right the first time

    Brittany Lewis

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    This weld is from phase 3; MIG welding. I enjoy each project during this phase because it taught me to have patience and value for myself. To slow down and apply the knowledge gained. My instructor Mr. Paul Pearson; helped me gain more comfortability with welding and his words will stay with me. This weld and my instructor were and will always be my favorite part so far in this journey of mine.

    Edward Crawford

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Very proud of myself on being more consistent.