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Beginner projects

Postby deni822 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Well, first post on this forum, might as well introduce myself with some pictures.

I'm a beginner hobby welder and my mojo is to always practice on something that is useful. My first project was with a borrowed 120V flux core welder to build myself a work bench a year and a half ago. This led to me falling in love with welding and buying my own setup.

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Once I got my new welder, I needed a rack for my steel stock, so made some small wall racks for it.

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Then, I had to of course buy a band saw... and build a vertical portaband stand...

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And then I was set to weld anything I could get my hands on.

A shock bleeding reservoir stand...
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Night stand tables from reclaimed oak tops...
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A console table from the same oak top and my old 26in MTB wheels.
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My first aluminum project - a tuna fishing rod rack.

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And finally a new welding cart, inspired by weldmonger himself.

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Re: Beginner projects

Postby Mike » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:15 am

deni822, welcome to the forum.
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Re: Beginner projects

Postby LtBadd » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:16 am

Welcome to the forum
Nice fab work!
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Re: Beginner projects

Postby deni822 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:42 pm

Thanks guys. Looking forward to learning from you all.
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Re: Beginner projects

Postby OzFlo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:24 am

Nice work! Love the tables!
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Re: Beginner projects

Postby richard parker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:08 am

good stuff!
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Re: Beginner projects

Postby PhillerTime » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:46 am

Cool stuff! Great job!
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Re: Beginner projects

Postby Simclardy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:08 am

Nice work. How did you weld the aluminum?

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Re: Beginner projects

Postby deni822 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:24 am

Simclardy wrote:Nice work. How did you weld the aluminum?

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Thanks guys.

Tig'ed it with the SW200. And finally installed it on my father in-laws blue fin tuna boat this past week.

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Re: Beginner projects

Postby cj737 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:41 am

I am suspect of the strength of those rod holders. Typically, they're made form schedule 40 and fully welded down their sides. I couldn't see welds more than tacks at top and bottom. If they're only for use while running, then no big deal. But if your FIL trolls those reels from those holders, you could have a serious problem on your hand if they break and his $1,000 saltwater rig goes for a swim in the Atlantic...

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