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    Looking for new projects

    Hi everyone -
    It's great to be part of the message board from the start. I'm new to welding and looking forward to starting on some easier MIG projects. Any suggestions on what to start with or examples of projects you have done?

  • aametalmaster
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    I use a 49 dollar HF bender with different size plates i had burned from 1/2" plate to make big arcs and circles. I also have a special giant hossfeld type i can bend up to an 8' ring in. Join the yahoo wrought iron group for some more ideas...Bob
    http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/ornamentiron/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OrnamentIronPics/

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  • Rocky D
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    Check out www.shopoutfitters.com

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  • Tau44
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    Rocky D and others how are you making your bends for like lamps and baskets and shelving? What are you using for bending the metal into circles and decorative ways.

    It looks great by the way. Do you have plans you could email me or post on things to build or what to buy to make the bends.

    Thanks,
    Tau

    les@lbhinc.com

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  • irishcab
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    Originally posted by Pantaz
    Most wine racks I've seen are made of wood. If using metal, any spot that touches a bottle should be covered with wood or plastic to prevent scratching or breaking the glass.

    I did a search on Google and found quite a few plans for woodworkers. It should be easy enough to adapt some of those designs for metal.

    http://www.winecellarcatalog.com/res_cus_top_ibs.htm
    http://wineracksplansandmore.com/wineracks1.html
    http://www.woodworkingplanfinder.com...rack-plans.htm

    You could just powdercoat the finished product. Then you wouldn't have to worry about scratches. Very neat idea. Would like to see pics when you're done.

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  • lilredex
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    Simple garden projects

    Hi all! The pictures below show some hanging plant brackets, the beginnings of a bird bath and the bender used. That bird bath section fits on to a stake in the ground and a SS serving tray fits in to the ring...... sorry couldn't locate a shot of the finished project. The scrolls and rings were made using the Harbour Freight scroller attachment and that ring roller they sell.
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  • TitansFan
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    Wrought Iron lamps

    Hey, y'all. There are some really great projects here. I thought I would add some pics from my most recent project. I found the plans on the Lincoln Electric web site, www.lincolnelectric.com/knowledge/articles/content/howto_lamp.asp They are for plans for making your own lamp. I know they are not the macho type things that seem to be associated with most welding projects, but I figured with all the time I spend in my shop, I would make it up to my wife by making her a matching pair of floor lamps. I added the extra scroll work on the top back of the lamp just to be different. There are also some plans for a coffee table that look real nice. I included a picture of the table (I have NOT made it yet). There are also plans for a nice welding table .www.lincolnelectric.com/knowledge/articles/content/howto_weldingtable.asp I have a Millermatic 210 in my shop and I love it . I have made loads of stuff from shelving to weedeater racks. I work for a company that makes seat frames for the automotive industry and I get loads of scrap tubing, flat stock and the ends of steel coils from the presses. What I can't scrounge from work I from a metal warehouse in the next town over. Their prices are really good. I hope everyone enjoys the pics.
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  • itsmedammit
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    rocky and oldsparks, thanks for your feedback i had used one before and the weight on the work surface was not an issue, but i didnt realy put much thought into the overall weight of the table. i do need it to be mobile, because my first shop that i would be working is will be temporary. the one that i had used before did have the larger center pole. i may try someting similar to what you are saying oldsparks. when i get it done i will post a photo up here and let you know how it works out. this plan might be just a little complex to try and draw out on the software i have so it will be back to pen and paper on this one

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  • OldSparks
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    itsmedammit

    I realize that you've put a lot of time and thought into this but I really don"t think you'll be happy with the outcome. First off the adjustable tabletop is going to weigh over 60lbs...you'll need two guys to hold it everytime you raise or lower it. Add whatever you're working on and you're talking serious weight...you'll need a larger center pole and gussets on the bottom. Sounds like you want to keep it mobile but unless you have a perfect floor and your baseplate doesn't warp you'll always have a rocky table. Flat-bar feet won't work because in no time at all they'll bend and everything will rock.
    This all said, possibly you could use a variation of the basic welding/training bench. Solid table at 32" height....pole 36" up from there...2 wheels on pole side balance out enough to make it portable....pole is 2" sch.40 (2.375" o.d.)...sleeve is 2 1/2" sch.40(2.5" i.d.).
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  • Rocky D
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    While I think this would work, why do you need it 5' high? I would put two bolts at least 5/8" diameter, one over and one under, in line to secure the sleeve pipe. The center pole doesn't need to be in the center if the 2 x 3 plate pivots from the edge...the center pole needs to be offset back from the center. With 48" x 36" x 1/4" plate on the bottom tells me you're not going to be moving it...if so, why not just use a smaller plate and bolt it to the floor?

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  • itsmedammit
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    adjustible table

    could a couple of the seasoned welders in here take a look at these plans and tell me what they think? please keep in mind i drew this on microsoft paint so the quality probably isnt that good.
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  • sjmiller
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    Bottle Rack, welding fingers, welding cart

    Here are pic's of a couple of my projects. The bottle rack can either lay down in my truck or be mounted to the front of the bed with the brackets shown on either side. The brackets slide between the bed and the cab and bolt to the frame using the eye bolts at the bottom of the pic. I modified Rocky D's welding fingers by adding a piece of 3/4" 90 degree angle, I stack weight as needed on the angle. My final two pic's are the welding cart I built for my Dynasty 200DX.
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  • Rocky D
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    Originally posted by outlaw
    danny , ya got any plans for that bender??? looks like that would be a handy tool,,, outlaw,,,
    Here are the plans for the bender...if anyone wants the Autocad file, email me and specify what version you are using.
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  • jniolon
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    bottle rack

    SJM ??

    you got any pics of the bottle transport rack... I use wooden wedges, but they always work loose and the bottle is movin

    thanks
    john

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  • outlaw
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    plans

    danny , ya got any plans for that bender??? looks like that would be a handy tool,,, outlaw,,,

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