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how do i convince my parents. please help

Unread postAuthor: kris » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:13 pm

how to i convince my parents to get me a MIG welder for chrismas :?: :?: :?: . i dont think they understand my hobbies :x :x :x :x
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:15 pm

Why wont they let you get one? A tiny buzz box inst that much and if you follow safety rules you should be fine.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:58 pm

Heres a good sales pitch -- Tell them if you have a mig welder you can use it to fix the family car after your driving lesson. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:54 pm

I was also trying to get one for christmas. Same deal parents didn't want me to get one, although I kinda just gave up. I really wish I could weld there's so much more I could make. Just tell them that you could be doing way worse things, ask them if they would rather you ask for a bong.
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Unread postAuthor: f.c » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:57 pm

my dad has one so im lucky enough not to need one. though if youre just using brass cant you just use a soldering iron.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:05 pm

I think the: "You should really be supporting me in this, do you know how much machinists and welders get paid?" argument would work well.

Of course, all spudders have a different idea about Christmas to most people. The presents are pneumatic fittings, regulators, gas welders, stun guns and pipe with us.
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:09 pm

f.c wrote:my dad has one so im lucky enough not to need one. though if youre just using brass cant you just use a soldering iron.


You can only use soldering irons for like connecting wires. You can use a blow torch and soldering for copper, but I don't know about brass. If he wants a MIG welder I assume he plans on using more than brass.
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Unread postAuthor: kris » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:24 pm

thanks for the advice guys!! :D
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:55 pm

I say you just do what MisterSteve said about the bong :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:39 pm

Yeah seriously whenever I say that I could do way worse things and atleast I'm being creative and using my head my mom is always like ok I guess you're right. Tell us what they say once you try it.
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:40 pm

the benefits of a mig welder include:


better utilization of materials for projects for school. (physics, design tech)

Nice piece to put on your resume.

less trips to your metal or repair shop.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:38 am

Ragnarok wrote:Of course, all spudders have a different idea about Christmas to most people. The presents are pneumatic fittings, regulators, gas welders, stun guns and pipe with us.


Thats just too true..Apparantly, i am a really difficult person to buy presents for, so i have to tell absolutely everyone what i want, on my birthday, i got my friends to buy me about £50 worth of fittings and a QEV and whatnot, it was money well spent.
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Unread postAuthor: kris » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:58 pm

i like the idea with te beer bong alltho im only 15 years lol 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Necrosis » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:08 pm

MisterSteve124 wrote:ask them if they would rather you ask for a bong.


I did the same thing, and now I smoke weed. :(
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:23 pm

you need to start thinking like an artist. parents like things like that. if you were to start sculpting metal objects that just didn't hold together. take a real interest in blacksmithing and describe it as a forgotten art.

you'll probably need some oxy/acetylene torches also, maybe a nice anvil, definitely a forge.

be more creative than , i can fix things.
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