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My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

What welding projects are you working on? Are you proud of something you built?
How about posting some pics so other welders can get some ideas?

Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby tonij » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:33 am

Thanks cj737 but some welds are best forgotten haha I should have actually kept a tally for the number of times I had to regrind my tungsten so as to compare against future projects.

Cheers for the suggestions homeboy and weldin mike 27 horizontal handles was something I considered in the early stages but the designer part of me forbid for the handles to protrude past the wheels in keeping with the compact theme.

electrode I love how welding can help to make an idea in a physical thing. There's something magical about melting metal.
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:38 am

No proble mate. Those (nearly) horizontal handles arn't so bad as they afford you a spot to wrap up your cables. They look long but rally only stick out about 350 past the back of the machine.
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby cj737 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:19 am

tonij wrote:Thanks cj737 but some welds are best forgotten haha I should have actually kept a tally for the number of times I had to regrind my tungsten so as to compare against future projects.

I've had 2 fairly sage bits of advice from professionals mentoring me: "Either get good welding with a mirror, or learn how to use a grinder". And perhaps most appropriate to me, "If you are grinding after welding, you aren't learning". I keep the good folks at Walter employed making discs (I can honestly say with pride). :D
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby AndersK » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:07 am

Nice build.
Late advice but you should have waited little longer to paint. New ideas of nice-to-have-features always pops up.
I made my last cart about 4 years ago, last mod this week... :mrgreen:
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby LtBadd » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:54 am

AndersK wrote:Nice build.
Late advice but you should have waited little longer to paint. New ideas of nice-to-have-features always pops up.
I made my last cart about 4 years ago, last mod this week... :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I guess by now you've narrowed the color choice down to a few? :lol:
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby electrode » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:27 pm

AndersK wrote:Nice build.
Late advice but you should have waited little longer to paint. New ideas of nice-to-have-features always pops up.
I made my last cart about 4 years ago, last mod this week... :mrgreen:


I know what you mean. I added some hooks for hanging stuff after painting my cart so I just drilled a few holes to mount them. Next time leave it raw for a while. :D

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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby electrode » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:30 pm

tonij wrote:
electrode I love how welding can help to make an idea in a physical thing. There's something magical about melting metal.


There is also something magical how tigging galvanized can mess up a tungsten. :lol:
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby AndersK » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:55 pm

LtBadd wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I guess by now you've narrowed the color choice down to a few? :lol:


Very true.
Base is still gray with a random occurrence of silver, corn blue, black and brown where new attachments have been welded in ;)
Last was for the tungsten grinder, which now has been upgraded to cordless, since they were on sale. :mrgreen:
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Sorry for putting your thread at drift Toni.
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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:36 pm

On that vein, I saw something on facebook that tickled me...

"If you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
If you're a weldor, everything looks like whatever the hell you WANT it to be."

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Re: My very first TIG project - A welding trolley!

Postby electrode » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:48 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:On that vein, I saw something on facebook that tickled me...

"If you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
If you're a weldor, everything looks like whatever the hell you WANT it to be."

Steve S


Everything *is* a nail to my neighbor as he keeps pounding like every day for the last 25 years! Always making enough noise with that damned hammer as though he built an apartment complex, but yet all he has made is a birdhouse. Then when he starts his next project he tears apart the bird house to steal the materials to make more noise on his next project. Arrgghh! And it goes on and on...And the sound of the Skilsaw binding up is also annoying. :roll:
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