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Various welding projects

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Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:57 pm

I'll start with the "mandatory" cart that probablty is one of the first welding project for most beginners.

Made this one for my first tig and later modified it to fit my new welder that was slightly larger.
Some people told me I could buy a cart for 100$ but as I said, what fun or challenge is it to buy something that you would rebuild later because it would lack rod holders and even cable hangers?
So I made my own as I wanted it, with rod holders and a holder for used rods and a holder for the torch so it can be placed hot without burning the cables. Holders for the power cord and the ground clamp, and of course a dedicated place for the tig-finger :mrgreen: . Tilted the welder slightly upwards so I can see the display stranding next to it

The back-bone is two 1" black pipes that holds everything. Tank is strapped between them with two hose straps.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:01 pm

I never liked the magnetic torch holders but I have a bad habit of stepping on the hose and dropping the torch on the floor :roll: so I made a somple torch holder where I can just drop the torch and lift almost without looking at it.
Havent broken a single gas cap since I made it.

Just two 1/4" rods bent and welded to a bent plate

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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:04 pm

My contribution to the 3:d-hand collection
Some a little heavy...
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:09 pm

Not any welding here, just wanted to show a box I made for my gas torches.
Made in 1,5mm aluminum with stainless handle and hatch.
Once again, I could by a cheap box but what do one learn from that?
I could have welded the lids so the rivets is just for the cool factor.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:14 pm

MAde a stand for my bench grinder, yes I dont like to make things straight... :roll:

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I usually dont take pictures of my welds but I took this one to show another guy what a tig finger is.
(Wont show the one of my finger where I had a hole in the glove...)
Sometimes I can make a decent looking weld... (1" black pipe)
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:21 pm

Made some clay-pot holder recently where they wanted them to hang on the wall in an angle.
1/4" rods, rolled and welded
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This is not where they were supposed to hang, just to get approval for the design
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:26 pm

Working on a bike with my son.
Made a stand from recycled material using a bottle jack and the square frame frome my old welding cart
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Made a plug for the exhaust required to make it street legal.
Was removed by the previous owner, cant be bought and a new exhaust is 500$...
Made from 1mm sheet a fusion welded, except at the end of the cone. Could have cleande the sheet better...
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby AndersK » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:33 pm

Last week was too hot to be outside so I took some time in the garage making a shop stool

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Using copper wire instead of a ground clamp is a great tip I learned here (or from one of Jody's videos), thanks whoever came up with it. (Yes, could use some heavier gauge but this was just for tacking.)
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby TamJeff » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:11 pm

Nice bit of work.
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Re: Various welding projects

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:40 am

That gas torch box is stunning - the hours spent on it show - nicely done! :)
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