so, i've been interested in altbikes for as long as i can remember.
i've never learned how to weld.
of course, being around and on alt-bikes has filled my head with lots of ideas for designs, and projects i'd love to try out. some i know will probably not work, but in building them, i may come up with something good.
i want to learn to weld. the options for taking a class around me are not that great.
i've checked out some books, and read what i can on the net, etc.
can/should i just get a mig welder, and figure it out? i know from reading about the dangers of electrocution, and fumes...i'd be super careful, since i'd be figuring it out on my own...
i've got access to tons of scrap metal bike parts, and old **** bikes to cut up and build with.
what do you think? what advice do any of you who can weld have for me? things you learned the hard way that you'd do differently?