LET ME INTRODUCE THE EDGE ARMY……
MARK DE LENG Welderholic
Hello my name is Mark de Leng and I’m living in a little village in the east of the Netherlands (Europe)With my wife Cantal and two cats. I’m a welder/fabricator at a company here nearby. We build machines for the industrial laundry factory’s. Mostly machines to save water and energy, like water filtration and heating saving systems. I work mostly with stainless steel. That means welding and fabricate all the frames/tanks/piping and all the components which are needed to put a complete system together. Welding with EDGE cups is so comfortable. Especially in the corners where you don’t have enough sight to see. Now you can see what you do thru the glass. Also the gasflow is amazing, it protects the weld and tungsten for oxidising and burning at the right way. Also the stick out from the tungsten is so much more than the normal sized ceramic cup. My favorite EDGE Cups are: For my daily job, the GL12 EDGE Shorty and GL12 EDGE Standard size. And for my artwork, the EDGE GL15 and EDGE GL18. The only thing i don’t like is that they are not unbreakable when you let drop your torch accidentally on to the floor 😉 🙂 lol My advice to all the welders, Try the EDGE welding cups!! With lots of different variations and custom made ones especially for your daily welding job. You won’t regret using them.
Greetings, Mark de Leng @welderholic
STEVEN DE LEEUW Weldlicious
My name is Steven De Leeuw, I started out as a fitter building various stuff. I liked welding and when all welders where busy i started welding my own work. After some time our head welder stoped and they needed someone else welding full time.Eventually my main task was welding stainless and other exotic materials.
Things where getting really serious when I found out people shared their work on social media. This was so cool! From this moment on I was striving for the best, first only my personal account. After a while I created Weldlicious where I shared all kinds of welding from everyone.
This all brought me to where I am now, welding water-injection systems/exhausts for all kinds of applications! Never thought I would like it so much! Enjoying(and sharing) all the welding from over the world.
JAMES WEST JamesWestWelding
At a young age my father inspired me to be a welder. He is the original James West and he used to weld on many classic cars for most of my life. At age 12 he handed me the gun and said- “Wanna try?” I was immediately hooked and never looked back.
I have gained diverse experience in the welding industry over my 20+ year career. I am currently a welder/technician for a Caterpillar dealer and also an entrepreneur.
As the owner of James West Welding, I strive to showcase the passion I have for the industry. I am always looking for ways to inspire current and future welders.
I reside in Syracuse, NY. I’m married and have 3 kids. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing with my pit bulls, riding my motorcycles, & collecting Star Wars helmets.
Eric Gutierrez’s EG_FabWorks
I was born into a Classic Car Lovin’ Household full of Gear Head-Grease Monkeys, Contractors, Electricians, Plumbers and Foodies. I was practically born with a 9/16” combination wrench in one hand and a Wiggy in the other. Fast forward Sixteen Years, My Dad bought Me My 1st car, a 1972 Chevy Nova SS 4-Speed Car, which I still have to this day. My Nova was always in need of repairs to keep it road worthy, so motor upgrades, welding, fabricating and painting on a budget were always on the Father/Son to do list. My Dad taught Me how to Arc Weld with His old Lincoln Tombstone Welder around the age of 7, learned how to MIG Weld around 16, with a borrowed welder. Got a job at an old Canery at the age of 18, as an Entry Level Maintenance Controls Electrician, this is where I was introduced to Heliarc for the first time. It was an old Miller Refrigerator sized machine, named Big Bertha and I was in LOVE at first Tungsten Dip.
The Maintenance Mechanics were the only ones allowed to weld at the company, they happened to be good friends of My Dad, so I was allowed to tinker around their shop. This quickly led to being taught how the Heliarc. Once I caught on to feeding the filler rod, both right handed and South Paw and not dip the tungsten every 10 seconds. I was introduced to their Miller suitcase TIG welder, the Scratch Start journey began. I was working on G-Jobs every chance I could, with an abundance of scrap, food grade stainless steel, I was in TIG’n Heaven. Several years later, I got into Rock Crawling with my ’72 K/10, this is when I bought My first welder. A Miller 180SD with a WeldCraft water cooler, the TIG’n projects have always been moving through My welding table ever since. Several years ago I started reviewing welding and work gloves on Instagram, for the larger handed 2XL folks. Having always dealt with tight fitting gloves, that were usually not true to size and usually having to be ordered on line.
I began EG_FabWorks and Long_Beach_GearHead on Instagram, which quickly led to many cool TIG’n and restoration projects, over the years. Growing My Instagram Family, allowing Me to become an EDGE Welding Cup Ambassador and be part of The Coolest Family Ever. I’ve been honored and humbled to have some Amazing Companies Backing Me up while doing what I Love, behind My Candy Hoods.
BRAD WHITE ArcLifeFab
Well it all started about 3 to 4 weeks ago……I came across this guy’s welding pics on Insta, and thought hey, I could do that. So I did and this is where I’m at today.
Just messing around, welding for me is a family trait. My Dad, and Grandpa both were welders/fabricators. My Grandpa taught at a local Community College, and I’d go to his classroom after school and he’d make me join in, instead of sitting there. Somehow I stumbled upon Edge, and wanted to try their cups. Noticing a few positives right away,, I fell in love with them. Having great gas coverage is pretty much everything when tig welding, especially in sheetmetal, and I haven’t found any that are as consistent and clear viewing as an EDGE Cup is. Even on custom orders, they’ve been amazingly fast, and correct for what I envisioned.
I’ve done everything from boilermaker work, sheetmetal, to building scaffolds and being a tour manager for bands (I love music). It’s all in just trying to search for myself, and put me where I’m at today. I feel blessed to be where I’m at today, and always thirsting for more knowledge and skill in what I do. Never much to write about myself, so here’s what y’all get so far. Work safe, and weld on.
GERILYNN KUJAWA MissMetal917
I have always been very passionate about all things artistic and hand crafted. Drawing, painting, and sculpting defined my interests until I was 18 and had to decide what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. I was referred by my local community college to look into their welding program to see if I liked it, and I fell in love the minute I struck my first arc. From that moment, I knew I had chosen my path. I spent the next year in trade school learning about the machines, studying blueprints, and of course, playing with a molten pool of metal. I landed my first shop job two weeks out of school to gain all the experience I could, which led me into my current position as a military certified tig welder.
EDGE Cups have become a necessity for the art that I create, because they provide such excellent shielding, optimal visibility, and are made of pure quality.
The values behind the company show in the products they provide, and I’m so happy to be part of the EDGE army.
My go-to cup to use is the #10 quartz. I use it for nearly every job that comes to my table and I really love that It is capable of withstanding higher temperatures, and for longer periods of time. Another favorite detail about this company is that if you can’t find the specific cup you are looking for, you can get ahold of them directly to arrange a custom order to perfectly suit the job. I stand by EDGE cups because of their dedication to provide the best products to welders, and grow with the industry as we learn new ways of making welding awesome!
PHILIP KAMINSKI theHouseOfChop
DUSTY JAMES PacificArcTigWelding
Dusty is a welding artist from Vancouver Island, Canada. He uses the medium of welding in combination with painting and engraving to create imagery that is completely original and unique. His original take on these ideas creates a style that stands in its own territory of the metal art community.
Brought up in a traditional TIG Welding Production career, Dusty turned to artwork as a way of learning more about the trade, as well as as pushing himself artistically. Having two years of traditional schooling for visual art in College, combined with almost 20 years or experience in his welding trade, he has combined them to springboard into a journey of development with his art.
Combined with making films on his YouTube channel, the presentation of these pieces is truly unique where an audience not only sees the art pieces fully completed, they can partake in the process of creation with him. Dusty plans to further his exploration into his art style and ideas for years to come.
BOB MOFFATT Ram_Nation58 and LetsWeldSomething
I was introduced to the welding industry in 1968 at the age of 10. My dad was a Geologist and Petroleum Engineer. He was starting an independent / family owned production company based in Osage County, Okla. I saw how he had to pay for “roustabout” services and welders on locations and picked up the welding operations starting in 1974 while a junior in high school.
Graduating from a vo-tech welding program and high school in 1976 I went for an Associate’s Degree in Drafting and Design and furthered my welding education at Oregon Institute of Technology. Since entering the workforce, I have held many welding fabrication positions in structural and piping processes. I have held multiple certifications in my career that include API, AWS, ASME and have been a CWI/CWE through AWS.
I started teaching and training part time in 1986 and became a full-time welding instructor at Cowley College since 1996 while still being active in code fabrication and consulting. I was recognized with a Master Teacher Award through NISOD and the University of Texas. I made guest appearances on Weld.com videos starting in 2012 and was asked to be host in June, 2016. I am currently host of Let’s Weld Something channel on YouTube and Instagram.
I have seen many products for GTAW enter this industry in my career. I take pride in doing all types product referrals. There’s great ease when I can speak freely from experience or know and believe in product quality. I was introduced to Edge Welding Cups by an instructor who had a demo pack. I reached out with some questions and was contacted to give feedback on other generations of Edge Cups being designed. Edge Welding Supply has A+ customer service, outstanding GTAW products custom designed and engineered to fit specific applications.
JESSE MCCOLLUM McCollum.weldfab
AUSTIN HILL Hill_Welding
PHILIP BUSENBARK “WELDZOMBIE” Weld_Zombie
JAMES FLATMAN Notion_Fabrication
JONNY SNIDER JonnysWeld
My name is Jonny Snider and I live in a small town called Canonsburg, PA. I have been welding since 2016 and working for myself full time since 2019. I’ve always had an interest in welding and when I bought my first welder I Instantly fell in love at first spark. Welding became a hobby and then quickly after that became a passion. The work I do is a wide range from repairs, custom fabrication, prototypes all the way to weld art and creative builds. I weld in all three processes MIG, TIG & Stick and love all of them.
I am very honored to be part of the Edge Army and to work alongside some other really great welders. The amount of talent on the team is unbelievable. Edge is a great company with great family values and the best part is their cups are handmade in the USA! I’ve been using Edge Welding cups for a while and my most used Edge cups for TIG are the GL 6 & GL 8 shorty series. I also really like the 920 XL and 920 XXL series TIG cups, the length of the longer cups have been a big help on some jobs requiring some hard to reach welding spots. For the MIG welding, I am really liking my 21 Series MIG Nozzle. It’s been a very useful new tool in my shop.
TYLER CATON ig0atwelding
My name is Tyler Caton let’s just say welding and fabrication came as a happy accident. I never really liked our system set up for school and had no idea where I’d end up for a career. I initially wanted to be a history teacher. However jobs were scarce. I got into various jobs until I got a job at Mack trucks. There I earned mechanical skills on paper to show future employers. But a lot of my mechanical skills comes from my father. That man could build an entire house with his wealth of knowledge. It gave me a firm grasp on how to build things. Fasssst forward I got a job building bio reactors and harvesters for a company. All serious fabrication work and my first job working with metal. Then an opportunity came when an old timer named Denny was called back to run the weld shop there on second shift. He liked how I cut my brackets and the tight fit up it gave him. So he asked me to cut a bunch of material for our frames. I kept picking his brain about welding. I was fascinated almost obsessed with how gorgeous the dimes looked on a finished piece (everything was TIG welded). I asked my supervisor if I could learn how to weld. He asked Denny if he would teach me. He agreed. Denny was hard and critical of my technique. Everything had to be by the book and what we now know as #weldporn quality. It pushed me to learn while striving towards as close to perfection as I could. Eventually lay offs happened I got caught up in that. Went back to school learned everything else I possibly could about the trade. Striving towards filling my head with knowledge and well practiced technique. Since then I have worked in a tower shop, I’ve built valves, to structural steel and working on construction sites to being a lead and training a shift. I now work for a small job shop that is my happy place and niche. I get to stretch my legs of knowledge and continue to learn everyday. I found EDGE thanks to the HTP welders we use here. I loved the quality and versatility of the products. The phenomenal team I am now part with EDGE makes me feel proud and welcomed.