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My Mother, The Welder Was Right…

Growing up in Northwest Ohio

…the last thing I wanted to do was leave the familiar faces of my high school and carry on to a vocational school down the road. It took a lot of convincing from my mother (bless her soul) to get me to go. I wasn’t very mechanically inclined and I had never even fired up a welding machine before. I don’t think I even owned a pair of work boots yet! I was the definition of what they call the X-Box “green.” My mother told me that I needed to learn this skill even though I wanted to be a pharmacist because – like most teenagers that age – I didn’t know what I wanted to do.

My mother said:

“This is for your future, this is a skill that can make you good money throughout all your life. Some of your friends will wish they had done the same.”

My Mother, The Welder Was Right…

Lifelong Skills Welding Will Teach You:

  • Work Ethic
  • Concurring Fear
  • Pride & Craftsmanship
  • Being Held Accountable
  • Forging Your Path

My name is Austin Ottney, I’m the welder behind the ambitious build of weldingsmostwanted.com

I’ve dedicated most of my youth to grow the skilled trade of welding online through social media by sharing community craftsmanship, pure entertainment, and a little welder ingenuity.

Helping to grow and ignite welder owned businesses, building this platform and welding to keep the lights on has been a lot of work and it wouldn’t be possible without the support and involvement from all of you. Thank you!

I created the #weldblog so as a community we can express opinions and experiences on topics related to the glorious and not so glorious weld life.

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  • bob taylor 02/07/2019 at 4:03 pm

    Lost all my phone numbers and contacts with new phone!
    Need yours and your Dads.
    Mine 406-694-4286
    If I outlive my Mom am selling everything, and relocating to a different country.
    Seems like all my old friends are dead.
    Time to go on a journey and meet new ones.
    If I don’t get a reply, you guys won’t here from me again.
    Hope you guys are staying warm in the Dak.!
    Later…
    Bob Taylor

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