6 Beginner Welding Projects
Welding has been around for decades. Forge welding was one of the first processes in welding ever used. In forge welding, two metals were joined together using heat, pounding and striking. This is what blacksmiths did centuries ago. Since then, welding has advanced with new techniques and methods. Welding is not confined to an industrial setting anymore; in fact it can be done anywhere. This article discusses 6 welding beginner welding projects.
To build a welding cart you need metal tubing in accordance of the cart design. The metal tubing pieces should be welded together. A welding cart can measure 30 inches wide x 50 inches long depending on the cart driver. Some material used to make the welding cart can be found in a junk yard or old lawnmower.
To build a fire pit, you will need a table, box of malleable ¼ inch copper tubing, a cap, a copper pipe and tow reducers. First, lay the table and measure the hole which needs to be cut out. Use a saw and cut a hole of 25.5 inches in the center. Use a flat bar and make a circle ring; fix it to the table and weld it in. Take the malleable copper tubing and place it to one end of the table, and the reducer to the inner end. Place the second reducer and attach a propane fueling tank.
Jazz up your garden with a welded garden bench. Choose the wrought iron. Think about a design. You can get wrought iron from a scrap or junk yard. Weld the pieces of wrought iron together until it resembles a bench.
Simple Metal Art:
Metal art can be small jewelry items or large in size. Simple metal art is made using existing metal, where the artist must use existing shapes to create art. This is like a jigsaw puzzle, where the shapes put together must create the final effect.
Create a proper blueprint of the welding jig. Gather two pieces of mill channels made of steel. This will be the foundation for the welding jig. Prepare two plates and the neck post. Press the channel mills with the two plates tightly. Build the neck with steel tube. Build the axle post using a steel tube. Use shaft collars and spacers to keep the axle firmly in place. Weld the axle post so that it can move in all directions. Set the jig’s lower rails and engine bar. Assemble all components together.
A chopper can be welded together using old motorcycle parts. Remove the tires and exhaust. Use the pile of raw material and assemble them together.
Metal art can be small jewelry items or large in size. Simple metal art is made using existing metal, where the artist must use existing shapes to create art.
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