I know this is not tree related. If you guys mind, well take it to pm. Torch angle and distance from the weld are pretty important. Farther away you get the harder it is to control as the heat fans out. To close and you are constantly getting filler on your tungsten. You want to be just far enough away to not get filler on your tungsten constantly. You want to be pushing at approx 10 degree angle. Steel is pretty forgiving in this. Aluminum is not. Practice feeding rod while just sitting around the house. It doesn't come natural to most people. You want to get to the point of it being something you don't really have to think about. If you have questions, feel free to pm me. I've been tig welding for about 15 years.