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    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

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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

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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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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

    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!

    Carter Silcox

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I am most proud of the skills I have learned overall in welding but especially how my Tig welds looks now. When I first strated Tig i wanted to drop out of school because I thought this just wasn’t for me with the challenge it presented. I kept my head down and continued welding and now here I am in phase ten about to bend out on two separate Tig projects, about to get a job might and Tig welding sheet metal. I am proud of myself for finishing one of the first major achievements of my young life. Excited for what is to come in the future.

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    Emmanuel Ortiz

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I am most proud about the Root in this Weld. 5 Inch 5G Position. One of the challenges faced was getting the bottom part as perfect as the sides and top. This was for a bend test and i passed!

    Bernard Greene

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I’m proud that performed the weld consistently. My biggest challenge in this weld is to overlap your beads more consistently and your travel speed. How I overcome this weld is by not giving up but to correct the minor mistakes that you performed previously. To other students who may read this always remember, each weld you make, try make one that is better than the other and if you keep going you will make it.

    Jake Farrell

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    This picture was taken on my first day of class. I’m proud of the weld because it shows me how far I’ve come and each obstacle Ive had to overcome. This weld taught me every thing I needed to know in order to advance through this course.

    Lamari Edwards

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    My awesome phz. 10 instructor

    Michael Philbert

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m proud of my accomplishments in completing welding now that I am in pipefitting. I learned I had to take my time and watch my angles being that I’m left handed.

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    Kali Watford

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’m proud of this particular weld simply because it was my last one to complete my second project in phase 1. It was a bomb bead.

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    Andrew O’Brien

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I love to finish a cap bead in a single pass on 2” pipe, and that’s exactly what I’m doing here! TIG is absolutely my favorite process because the amount of control the welder has. LOVE IT!

    Chris Price

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    2G 5inch pipe TIG Root 7018 Cap and Fill #BeastMode
    Really appreciate my instructor Autoro for helping me get to where I am

    Kenneth Sloan

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    This was my first grade, i was nervous and scared of failing. I told myself in my had you can do it over and over again. I made a 91, this was one of the proudest moments for me. I’m proud to be a TWS student.

    Peter I Pricop

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    How much i got to learn and accomplish. I feel like I’m confident welder. And have the knowledge to better myself in my career. I’m thankful for TWS.

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    Brandon Haynes

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m proud of starting off not knowing how to Weld pipe and then progressing to been able to Weld a 610 Root 7018 fill and Cap on a 6 g Pipe Test

    Laura King

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I’m proud of the work ethic I had when it came down to practicing for Phase 10. After spending a morning working with high frequency, practicing some 6010 SMAW afterwards was a challenge. I learned what to look for in a root pass and how to effectively tie into my tacks. I was surprised by how much working with stainless and Tig helped me when it came time to return to SMAW. I went into with a better understanding of what to look for in any type of root!

    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.

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    Alcides Cornejo

    • 5/8/2018
    • TWS Houston

    6g stainless 2 inch pipe

    Kamron Barnett

    • 4/12/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I’m proud because I have never touched a tig torch before coming to Tulsa

    Courtland Harkness

    • 4/7/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    This was a personal project I had done for my stepson Riley who was turning eight with high frequency aluminum drip welding. This type of welding is so much fun and yet so challenging. I adore welding and all the aspects of it especially the muti tasking and technicality of it all, I cannot wait to start my career in welding and am so grateful to Tulsa Welding School and all it’s instructors for everything they teach and how far they push me. I am three weeks away from graduating, I have been in the deans list and have never gotten below a B on any of my projects it’s been a struggle because I have had to work a full time job and provide for my family while attending school and I am so excited to be done and working in this amazing field.

    Trinton Easy

    • 4/1/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    That I’m Learning something new Everyday.And get to use this skill in the real world

    James Piloto

    • 3/31/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    From never welding anything in my life to welding like this in just 5 weeks. Very impressed with myself and the instructors for helping me get this far and further to come

    William Chandler Cowan

    • 3/30/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I am most proud of my stainless it was pretty hard at first but i got it finally and it was just a amazing experience to be part of the Tulsa Welding School family

    Jasper Stone

    • 3/30/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I enjoy welding

    Arturo Montelongo

    • 3/30/2018
    • TWS Houston

    Tig welding is by far the most fun and I’m proud I got the hang of it fairly quickly. Walking the cup Or the freehand method was a little complicated but with a little patience and good explanation from the instructor I was able to lay good weld beads every time.big thanks to my instructor here at Tulsa Houston cole

    Christian Smith

    • 3/29/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    What makes this weld stand out to me is the uniformity amongst the individual beads within the weld as a whole. The challenges overcome were that of travel speed, gun manipulation, as well as consideration for overlap. As progression from one weld to the next one is often reminded of the vast array of parameters that influence the outcome of a weld not only in quality but strength.

    Shyheem Clemons

    • 3/29/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    I was consistent with this. They are stacked perfectly.

    Sam Bales

    • 3/29/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    This was from one of my first 6g welds and adjusting to the positions was an adventure and fun to learn.

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    Benjamin Dieppa

    • 3/29/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    SLOW MO DOWNHILL

    Jamie Garrett

    • 3/14/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    Proud of my advancement

    Kyle Hughes

    • 3/6/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    Welding on a gas line the vavle was bleeding by at Tinker AFB. Also wondering do yall still sale the Tulsa welding school T-shirts.

    Sean Horton

    • 2/23/2018
    • TWS Jacksonville

    The work I am most proud of is the work I did at he TWS Jacksonville hvac school. I was able to take a display case cooler apart and put it back together as a functional refrigeration cycle display. Fully rewired and added extra components such as schrader valves and a Sight flow indicator. The hardest part for me was probably the brazing all the copper lines due to some of them being in tight spots but it’s also the part I am most proud of since I got them all on the first go with no leaks.

    Lesly Martinez

    • 1/19/2018
    • TWS Houston

    I’m most proud of my improvement. At the beginning of my 120 class I struggled profoundly with TIG from the root to the cap, mainly because I couldn’t get my hand movement right. Now coming towards the end of my class I have made a massive improvement.

    Leron

    • 1/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I’ve learn not to give up so easy TWS has made become a better man a better person. In the past i wanted to give up on life. But because of TWS i have a life now. Thank you TWS.

    Michael Hall

    • 1/19/2018
    • TWS Tulsa

    I learned the perfect arc length for the horizontal weld. So well, that the rind entirely peeled up! I was so happy to see this!