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I enjoy welding and would like some ideas for welding projects.
Show us your welding projects, whether it's a small trinket you made with a couple of spare scraps or a major project such as a frame built from steel tubing.
I have made this welding table.

I posted how I made it here: http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f73/bu...g-table-17788/

I know of several other members that weld. Show us what you have built. I'm looking for ideas.

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Step Stool
My CJ is lifted and hard to work on things under the hood. So I needed an easy way to raise myself. At first I was thinking of something that fit over the tire like this:

Then as I was thinking about it I decided it would be more versatile if it didn't need to hang it off the tire. I ended up making this:

As you can see I made one pair of legs vertical so I could put it right up against the tire. I made the other pair of legs angled so the thing wouldn't tip over when I leaned over my fender. I used expanded steel for the top so I could get traction.
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Grinder Stand
Another small project I made was to build a stand for my grinder. Here's how it ended up:

I put braces between the legs. The brace in the front is round and bigger than the one in the rear because I put my foot up there. The one in the rear doesn't need to be very big.
Every time I make anything with 4 or more legs I make at least one of the legs adjustable. I use a nut welded to the legs and a bolt screws into it like this.

If the only issue is I don't want it to wobble I only make one foot adjustable. That's what I did for this grinder stand. When I made the welding table I made every foot adjustable. That way I could not only prevent it from wobbling but also make the whole thing level. When I made the grinder stand I didn't need it to be 100% level. My floor is level enough. I only wanted to prevent it from wobbling.

I made this grinder stand at the same time I made the foot stool in the last post. Notice how the top of the grinder stand is made from the angle iron.

You can see it is made the opposite of the step stool.
If I made the top of the step stool on it's own I would have had to cut out a 3 inch notch for every corner (it's 1.5 inch angle iron). Those notches would have been thrown out. Instead I made a bar for the top of the foot stool with an outer rim. Then the next cut was for top rim of the grinder stand. If I didn't alternate each piece I would have wasted two feet of angle iron (3 inches times a total of 8 corners).
Am I making sense? What I am saying is I didn't throw out any scrap when making the corners since I made both projects at the same time and I made inside corners on one project and outside corners on the other. Steel is expensive now-a-days. Every bit helps.
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Good thinking maximizing cuts and materials. I'll get some pics of a few of my projects.

 

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Anyone have any welding projects they would like to share?
I look on Miller's web site for ideas. Someone posted this "Tool Table".

I think that would be so cool to make for my patio. But the guy that posted it gave zero instructions but you can kind of tell how to make it. It should have a glass top.

Maybe I should start collecting antique tools
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Functional art, pretty cool. Looks like the frame is raised to form a lip, I'm thinking for a glass top. If you made the frame, then cut a piece of 1/4" plywood to fit inside, lay all your pieces out face side down and tack together. Flip it over and replace the plywood with glass.

 

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getting this many small parts to lay flat when it is welded is going to be challenging.

I would think this was done with an acetylene torch. Just a guess.


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I look on Miller's web site for ideas. Someone posted this "Tool Table".

I think that would be so cool to make for my patio. But the guy that posted it gave zero instructions but you can kind of tell how to make it. It should have a glass top.

Maybe I should start collecting antique tools
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A welding project?? gee Dave I don't know, is there something that you really need ?
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getting this many small parts to lay flat when it is welded is going to be challenging.

I would think this was done with an acetylene torch. Just a guess.
I think I could lay the tools on cement or patio bricks. Then weld them together. Sure the top would not be flat but I would turn them over and that surface should be flat. I think I might give it a try.
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Nice bumper IO. I could try to make or improve my bumper.
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