Shielded Metal Arc Welding leads you step-by-step from basic plate welding through pipe welding using the Columbia Gas “Puddle” method. It describes the nick-break method to evaluate the quality of welds. With minimal cost and material, this book will help the reader pass the AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Qualification Test. Author William Ballis is a professional engineer with 31 years experience at Columbia Gas Company and 30 years experience teaching college and adult education welding classes. Bonus: This book also contains an appendix on Napoleon Hill’s Principles of Success—a set of behaviors that will guarantee success in welding and all other human endeavors.