What's happened to Shield Arc

Underdog57

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R.I.P. Shield Arc....thanks for all the help, you will be missed. :(
 

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To his family and friends, our condolences.
 

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Rest in peace Carl. Many of us learned things from him, and he always had interesting posts. I never met him, but did talk to him a couple of times on the phone. The world would be a better place with more people like Carl in it.
 

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Sorry for the loss of your friend, fellas. I read his posts many times here on TBN. Always helpful.
 

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If someone would like to write something up and post it in the family friends announcements forum, we can make it a sticky along with the other TBN members who have passed.
 

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I'm going to miss learning from his expertise. He was a real master of his art.

For those who would like to read the WW post:
 

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How sad, Such a helpful guy. RIP
 

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So sorry to hear this. He lived in the same county and at one time I hoped when I retired I could have him school me in his art of welding. RIP Shield Arc.
 

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I certainly enjoyed reading and learning from his posts. May Carl rest in peace.
 

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RIP. :(
 
  
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Thanks for letting us know. Is his wife still living? I believe someone said he was taking care of her.
 

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I was lucky to have met him a couple of times. When I bought my MIG, he said bring it over... I did, and learned so much from him hands on.

I was a bit intimidated at first under his watchful eyes but he made me feel good about learning by trying and testing.

I'll never forget you, Carl. R.I.P.
 

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A valuable source of information has been lost. Anyone who has been here for long enough knew he would always offer advice. I don't think I have ever seen him attack another poster or retaliate if attacked. This forum will miss him. To those who personally knew him, his family, and friends I offer my sympathy at the loss of a good man.
 

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His encouragement taught me to weld.
 

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I hope he knew how many caring friends he had on this board.
 

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His threads were always full of something useful. I always read what he posted whether it be weld bends, his old Lincoln engine drives, to testing other welding machines. He's probably the best "hobby" weldor out there. May he RIP.
 

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Thanks for posting the obit,I didn't know about his injury and thought his condition was due to age . To echo others,he was so generous and patient in sharing knowledge with any that asked.
 

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I don't recall which site I read it on, but many years ago they were lifting some gigantic thing on his job site and something broke like a lifting eye. The cable and hook smashed into him and threw him in the bay. Somehow they managed to get him to dry ground in time to save him but he was very badly hurt from that. Afterwards I believe he had supervisor roles and no more line work due to his disability from the accident. Someone can correct me if they know the history better, but that was the gist of it. I find it amazing he was ever back to work at all after something like that, but it seems he was that kind of man.
 

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I met Carl a couple times and if I could have pulled away for a while would have taken him up on a job setup offer intro. I never went to his place, I met him a couple of events and had dinner. We ran a couple beads at a field test. He said it would be fairly easy to float to the top as they had a couple bigger bridge things maybe not tooo far off his back yard. I didnt want to commit, wouldnt have been any real skin off him and could have been shorter in hindsite but they were in a push for bridge quality wire welding and having problems getting a lot of the chimps to learn to set the wire speed right.
 

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I got the feeling he might have been trying to recruit a bit hoping to leave some shirt tails around for grandsons etc. That would have been 15 yrs ago, the time zoomed but I would have been thinking about retirement from that a couple years or so ago. Right about the time he was coaching a couple young welders.
 

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On this forum it is easy to see what we see and Carl focused on welding coupons vs building and it was a hobby/vocation at this point but what is missed from here is he was a really smart guy.
I asked him when I figured out he was so much smarter than the rest of us including an engineer or 2,,, I had to wonder, how come someone so smart spend so long at pile drivers? He said "it was so easy to float to the top when the rest of them were so stupid". He managed work that was huge, budget on a footer on some of the bridges in the millions, big millions too. Lot of money pouring in one spot.
 
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I got the feeling he might have been trying to recruit a bit hoping to leave some shirt tails around for grandsons etc. That would have been 15 yrs ago, the time zoomed but I would have been thinking about retirement from that a couple years or so ago. Right about the time he was coaching a couple young welders.
And at least one 'old' welder as well. ;)
 

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And at least one 'old' welder as well. ;)
I would say more than one as I am a bit older than you and I was a bit older than Carl as well.
He is truly missed and he really improved my welding skills.
I just wished I had gotten over to have him help me on my Aluminum Tig welding that he offered.
He got me started on scratch start Tig and then I bought a dedicated Tig machine for aluminum.
He certainty help my overhead and vertical up welds.

I remember when he helped you get dialed in on your machine.
An amazing individual Carl was.
 

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Carl and I had some online disagreements that I'm positive would not exist in 'real life', in the shop.
They exist because of the internet.
If I walked into his shop with my Miller in-hand we'da been best buds in a few minutes.
That was back when 120v was illegal...:ROFLMAO:
This is like a metaphor for the dangers of social media that we all know so well today.

My biggest welding improvement came from Carl's "a series of little Js" and I'm happy for that.
Of course there's a helluva lot more to welding than that..... but that will carry on.
I've repeated that one tip to several 'learning' welders and it has upped their weld quality.
And success provides the inspiration to learn more.
 

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There are welding products out there for the novice. Stick welding if you just have a 200 amp buzz box. You'd be surprised. Many of these products almost weld themselves, and get rid of porosity in the bead. I'm here to help!!!
Posts are spammy..
 

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but…but… didn’t you read her post? She’s here to HELP!

And now she is gone:

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What the heck. Didn't even get a chance to miss her...
 
 
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