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Welding

December 12, 2017

WELDING
Not a State Fair Project

GREEN RECORD BOOK COMPLETION REQUIREMENT: Complete a Shelby County Record Sheet.
• See Poster Guidelines on Page 62 of the Handbook.

EXHIBIT GUIDELINES:
• All metal welding processes accepted.

Division I (1st year welding project)
Manual:Electric Arc Welding, Safety, History and Background of Electric Welding
Exhibit:
• A poster with the title “Beginning Welding” with information which should include a picture of the welding equipment available to you, including safety equipment.
                                                  AND
• A display of 5 welding rods of different sizes and types. Label each rod as to size, heat range, metal type and metal thickness (gage).

Division II (2nd and 3rd years in welding. May advance to next level after 1 year in Division 2)
Manual:4-H Electric Arc Welding: Beads and Joints
Exhibit:
• Begin with a piece of mild steel flat iron 5” x 8” x ¼” on which you will weld.
a. Weld a row of straight beads
b. Weld a row of weave beads
c. Weld 2 pieces of flat iron in a “T” joint to the original flat iron. Do the corner weld vertically. The vertical corner weld should be at least 4” long. Weld the 2 pieces to the original flat iron with either a straight or weave beads.
d. BUTT weld another piece of flat iron 3” x 5” x ¼” to the original piece of flat iron.
e. LAP weld another piece of flat iron 3” x 5” x ¼” to the original piece of flat iron.
f. Weld your initials and the year on the back of the original piece of flat iron.

Division III, IV and V (4th - 10th years)
Manual:Arcs and Sparks: Shielded Metal Arc Welding & Division III, IV & V Record manual
Exhibit:
• One item which you have made or repaired.  If it is a repaired item, indicate clearly the repairs you make. If it is an item you made, indicate its use, how long it took to make, and whether it is your original design. No item should exceed 3’ x 3’ unless you contact the Shelby County Extension Office prior to the Fair for permission to exhibit the item. The item may be useful, decorative, or artistic.
• The following criteria will be used for judging:
a. The quality of the welds used.
b. Appropriateness of welds used.
c. Quality of joints made (if any).
d. Appropriateness of joints selected to use (if any).
e. Usefulness of item made.
f. Overall appearance and neatness.

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