David Bird, respected welder and fabricator (also the on-screen talent in MIG Welding Fundamentals and TIG Welding Fundamentals, as well as being well-known as a maker of hardtail frames) from Joplin, Missouri, via California and the school of hard knocks, will demonstrate TIG welding techniques, and offer free instruction throughout the day helping novices learn the basics and run their first weld beads. David is also happy to use his vast experience and knowledge to answer any questions about fabrication.
Bird’s family moved to California when he was three. The move meant he grew up into the “Golden Age” of West Coast hot rodding. Bird learned the basics in high school and had his first welding job at age fifteen. He has since earned just about every welding certificate known to man. He’s also taught the craft in trade schools.
David’s affections are divided equally between motorcycles and cars. Along the line, he has worked with the Who’s-Who of the performance world including Carroll Smith, Swift Race Cars and Alvin Marcellus of the famed Marcellus & Borsch race team. Bird will also be checking out the Midwest Moto Swap for parts for an upcoming project.