Thanks for the comments everyone


Hello From Michael@ The Welders Lens.

Okay, I got more than one comment on the lighting when I break the arc. I really wasn’t thinking that was big deal because I was more interested in the actual weld for you. You wont see the weld until I buff it. So I think what I will do is this. I will place more lighting around the weld like a huge quartz light or two and when I finish each pass I will take the lens off the camera to expose the weld. Taking the lens off will be like you flipping your hood up. I just want you to know as well that you are not going to get all the footage that is behind the scenes that is recorded on the videos you are getting. 

The good thing is I am going to produce a total package at the end of the course with all uncut footage in DVD pack from the beginning of the course to the end of the course so anyone who wants to purchase the entire set will be able to. I already have some requests for that, so I think I will do that. The set will be broken down into each weld category like: stick, mig, tig, aluminum, stainless, etc. 

I am also thinking about opening up a membership site for free with the possibility to upgrade for cheap with ongoing training after that. Just a thought. The site will be its own web area with forums so you can all talk to each other within our community. That way you can get in touch with guys and gals that have stuff to share and things they want to learn from others.  

I am also going to Joint Venture with some other good products I find out there to let you in on some other killer products that I think you could benefit from. That will be included in the emails. I may interview some guys I know and do some specials on welding or fabrication from their perspective. 

I have a lot of thoughts I am kicking around, as you can tell.


About thewelderslens

I have been welding for over a quarter of a century(25 years). I am 43 years old and have a successful business, a beautiful family. I pastor a church as well. My hope in all this is to bring what I have learned to the forefront so others can get a huge head start. I have lived through it for you. Be thankful. Later. View all posts by thewelderslens

13 responses to “Thanks for the comments everyone

  • danny

    I have a hard time to find the links to your videos.
    My intrest is in learning to weld, as courses are unavailable to me with my work schedule. So an in depth video on welding is needed. What I like of your video previews which I seen on You-Tube is the effort you describe of the fit up and material preperation which seems to be lacking in most videos I have seen. I appreciate the efforts you are making and am looking forward to seening the videos soon. I hope that your videos are as in-depth as I antisapate.

  • thewelderslens

    Danny, I am glad you are on board with me and my staff. You are going to be blown away at how thorough my course is.
    Try this link. I am not happy with the you tube videos. They are not that clear. In all my emails I send to my list I give a link that you can follow that takes you right to the video page. But here is the link where you can see the collection I have to date as of now. Look for the headings that say The Welders Lens
    thanks for your interest.
    Copy and paste this link into your web browser or just click the link.

  • Hugh Frater


    One thing I would like you to try and cover is the ‘walk the cup’ method of tig torch manipulation. I haven’t been able to find any real references where I can learn this technique.

    Maybe some material for a later video.


  • thewelderslens

    Hugh, I can help you with that. The next set of videos I will publish will be on mig and tig. Mig won’t take long to get through.
    Then on to the killer of all welding. Tig is King.
    Are you already a tig welder?
    What do you know about tig welding?

    I have a killer technique that some know about but I haven’t seen it used too much.
    Can’t wait to show everyone. It will be hard to film but I will be able to do it.

  • Hugh Frater


    Most of the welding I do is with TIG. I’m a self taught welder and I worked in the industry for a few years in a local sheet metal shop working on aluminium and stainless steel fabrications that were mostly <3mm thickness. I did a lot of 1mm aluminium!

    I know work in a different industry but still weld a lot in my spare time on fabrication jobs for our farm, and I do a lot of fabrication for car parts, intercoolers and stainless headers/exhausts etc.

    I would like to learn to walk the cup as I could do with that technique for smartening up my tig weave.

    Many thanks!


  • Tom Pratt


    Your diligent work in making your video’s useful
    is clear and comes across.

    Thank you,

    Tom Pratt

  • thewelderslens

    Thanks so much Tom for your kind and encouraging words.
    You just don’t know how much I appreciate it.

    Best regards Michael!!

  • Lee

    i think thewelderlens is interesting and very helpful.i would like to see some mig pipe welding videos.thanks for helping out all weldors with the info. and videos.

  • Todd Avery

    Hi Mike,I have been a welder for 29 years at GM. I am now about to lose my job and looking to upgrade some of skills. Looking to get some certifications. I would like to take some classes at Hobart welding Inst. on pipe welding. I would like to try to test out of the first set of classes. But I don’t know what the test will be. So I want to see what the plate and pipe test are so I can practice the weld before. I am Looking to get a 6g pipe cert. and plate cert. thanks Todd

  • thewelderslens

    Hello Todd,
    I am sorry to hear about that. I think if you were to invest
    in my tig course it would do you a world of good.
    I am going to drop you a line at your email above.

  • Mike

    In the age of tricks of the trade, going to the grave with the man, thanks for sharing yours!

    Nice to meet a brother in the faith and the trade.
    Keep up the “good” work.

  • thewelderslens

    Hey Michael,
    I take it you got your package.
    I hope everything was good with it.
    Thanks for your kind comments.
    Stay in touch!!

  • Reg Williamson


    I have taken a pre-employment welding course, I have been welding since 96,worked in oilfield construction,fabrication,structural,repair.I also pipelined for 3 yrs mainlining 2″-24″ also fabin spools and headers.And now I am working in a nickel mine.I am more interested in tig pipe area,like stainless,chrome and titanium.

    Thanks,Reg Williamson

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