There's a TON of info out there on welding. Everybody has thier own tips and techniques. I was taught to weld by a stock car frame builder/ fabricator. I also became goos friends with my local welding supply house. They occasionally offer weekend long welding classes. I've only been welding for a year, and I'd say I FINALLY have the hang of it now. My welder is a Lincoln 140T. I love the machine, it's only a 120V, but works great!!! The only advice I can say is....PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!! By good welding wire and take the time to prep your metal. I was getting scraps of steel and just welding them all together. It will take time, but you'll get it. GOOD LUCK!!!!