Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks

While we typically cover welding topics here on the blog, we wanted to take some time to showcase a bit about the place our business is based out of. We love owning a business at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are proud to provide you with incredible welding services at the Lake of the Ozarks. From basic repairs to custom metal fabrication in Sunrise Beach, MO, if it's made out of metal - we can take it on!

Enough about us … here are some fun things that we find interesting about this area! The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many full0time and vacationers alike, and from busy summer seasons to slower winter seasons, there’s awakes something fun to know about this place that we call home.

Fun Facts About the Lake of the Ozarks Lake of the Ozarks covers 61,000 acres and contains 617 billion gallons of fresh water, what the city of St. Louis typically uses over a decade.
Roughly 3.5 million tourists visit Lake of the Ozarks from Memorial Day to Labor Day.At 17,741 acres, Lake of the Oz…

The Fabrication Process

At Augello’s Welding, we specialize in custom metal fabrication at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you can think it, we can build it. With over 16 years of welding and fabrication experience, we are your one-stop shop for all things metal, including but not limited to aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, castings, etc. If you have a cool metal project just waiting to be created, here are the steps we go through for metal fabrication.

1. Talk About Your Plans This is the most important part of your custom fabricated project at the Lake of the Ozarks. We’ll talk about all of the details that make up your piece. While we work on customer fabricated items for the industrial field, we also specialize in small projects for personal use. We have a very wide range of fabrication capabilities and look forward to talking with you about your next piece.

2. Draw Them Up While we may start with rough sketches, we can also provide additional markups with measurements. It’s important to us that the …

What the Weld?!

Have you ever wondered how many different types of welds there are? What makes them unique, what skills and tools are required to make them? Whether you're a budding welder or just a really curious person, here are some fun things to know about different weld types and what they are used on.

Ark Weld
This type of weld uses an electric arc between and electrode and the base material to melt the metals at the welding point. Either a direct or alternating current can be used, as well as a consumable or non-consumable electrode.

Heliark Weld
this process uses a tungsten electrode arc and helium as a shielding gas. It is more often referred to as tungsten inert gas welding (TIG). The American Welding Society’s official term is gas tungsten art welding (GTAW).

Submerged Ark Weld
This type of weld is also known as SAW. It involves the formation of an arc between a continuously fed wire and the workpiece. A shielding gas in not required because a blanket of powdered flux creates a protective…

Improving Outdoor Entertaining Spaces with Welding!

While it may feel like the dead of winter out there right now, the recent warm spells (and Mr. Punxsutawney Phil … ), have us dreaming of those beautiful summer days. The days where you sit outside on your patio, enjoying the beauty of nature, eating delicious food, and hanging out with fun friends and family. You may have never thought about it, but welding plays a HUGE role in your outdoor enjoyment and experiences! We’re going to take a look at some of the outdoor items you already have that are possibly welded, and then start thinking about projects that you may want to get done before summer gets here!

Welded Furniture Chances are that many of your outdoor space furniture is welded! While there are some other materials like plastic, wood, or even recycled milk cartons (also plastic), that are being turned into lawn furniture, you still can’t go wrong with good old fashioned metal.

Whole outdoor furniture sets can be made from metal, and often are. It’s durable against the weathe…

Welding Your Watercraft

At Augello’s Welding, we specialize in Pontoon and Tritoon repair. We have a deep knowledge of and experience with welding aluminum and cast aluminum. There are special techniques and procedures that we have developed through our 16+ years of experience to locate cracks, repairs them, and reinforce them so that they don't break again. We offer a powerful solution for those looking for boat welding at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few things that we can repair and what you need to know about them.

Pontoon Repair Services at the Lake of the OzarksPontoon Pressure Testing
When you suspect a leak in your pontoon, it’s time to do a pressure test. This will ensure the presence of a leak if you do have one. From here, I'll locate the leak and get to work fixing it. If you need a pontoon pressure test at the Lake of the Ozarks, Augello’s Welding is the place to go!

Tube Repair and Reinforcement
After many hours logged on the water, or sometimes from damage, your pontoon tube may ne…

Advantages to Metal Rails

Have you ever caught a glimpse of metal handrails? They are unique, creative, subtle, or even magnificent. There are no limits when it comes to the creativity that can be incorporated into a metal staircase, whether that’s the railing or the entire structure. Here are a few things that your local Lake of the Ozarks welder wants you to know about metal staircases, and how I can help!

They Are Sturdy When you are thinking about the railings for your stairs, whether in your home or in a commercial setting - there is one key component, durability. You want to choose a material that is strong and will ensure the safety of those using it. Stainless steel is definitely one of the most durable materials and a very popular choice for railings. Stainless steel provides strength, and can even be a stronger choice than wood. Another advantage is that they are rustproof (especially when you powder coat them), with can make them ideal for outdoor railings.

They Are Easy to Maintain When choosing a …

Welding Types - What’s the Difference?

Welding is powerful. With some metal, creativity, and a lot of heat you can build just about anything. While this is just the very broad overview of what welding is, we wanted to take a bit of time to really delve into welding, the different types, and what makes them different. Augello’s Welding at the Lake of the Ozarks uses welding to complete all sorts of amazing projects, like boat stairs, railings, custom fabrication projects, and more. Here are a few things you may never have known about metal to get your gears going.

MIG Welding, AKA: GMAW And, no, that does not stand for “Grandma” although grandma’s who weld are pretty amazing! GMAW stands for Gas Metal Arc Welding, and MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas. The idea of combining two pieces of metal together with a wire that is connected to an electrode current is called MIG welding.

When performing this type of welding, a shielded gas is used along the wire electrode, which heats up the two metals to be joined. This constant volta…