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DIY Spotlight II

So it’s time to dust off the old welding machine you inherited from Dad. Or you just treated yourself to a shiny new TIG machine from Miller Welders. Either way, the time to do-it-yourself has come, and a-welding you will go toward creating something from a pile of sheet metal scraps, iron rods lying around …

Life as a Welder Today

The field of welding is growing every day. In fact it’s never been a better time to take up this useful trade in the United States. As one of the leading suppliers of welding supplies in Atlanta, GA, we at Sidney Lee Welding Supply know the state of the field. We meet welders like you …

Inspecting the Weld

If you are a professional welder, no doubt you know how complex the trade really is. First, there is the expertise in the use of a massive variety of welding equipment that is required to make one a competent welder. Then, there is the intellectual understanding of the building codes and regulations in your chosen …

Welding Stainless Steel

Cars, trains, and airplanes: all of these have bodies manufactured from stainless steel. Welding is of course the  magic that joins metals together into the functional, durable frames these vehicles need. With the increasing availability of stainless steel, you’ll want to master this welding so you can stay at the forefront of your profession. To …

Women in Welding Part II

You’ve seen the iconic fashion of Rosie the Riveter – but did you know that “Rosie”, and the thousands of hard-working real-life women welders like her, had to choose that fashion for safety purposes? Rosie wore jeans and a bandana before women’s jeans were even readily available! In the 1940s, welding supplies weren’t yet customized …

Welding in Space

For the tradesperson accustomed to working on earth, welding in outer space presents its own obvious challenges. First of all, there’s no gravity. Then, it’s a vacuum out there! Forget hauling along a tank of your favorite welding gas – never mind the added weight, the gas wouldn’t pressurize properly out there in space. EARLY …

Let’s Go to Welding School

Let’s Go to Welding School

If you are seeking an exciting and lucrative field that can establish your career while building up the nation’s infrastructure, welding might be right for you! Depending on your level of experience in the field, attending a reputable welding school could be the obvious first step. If you happen to live near Sidney Lee Welding …

Spotlight on Women Welders!

Spotlight on Women Welders!

While the history most industrial fields might appear to tell a male-centered story, in the case of welding it isn’t actually true that it was a male-dominated trade, historically speaking. In the Middle Ages, welding equipment such as the blacksmith’s forge was shared by both men and women (who often specialized in hammering finer items …