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  • #16
    It only takes a couple of minutes to answer a post sometimes. No big deal . The person asking might be pressed for time, schooling, homework , two jobs, assisting ma and pa , and whatever. They just don't have the time as some of us do to do a search. Just reply if you want and if not, fine. This is about helping each other.
    By the way, rescue welding, I sent you a pm. I tried posting info but had some kind of admid review come up.

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    • #17
      A cool little metal art project we built back in the day in school was fly hooks, all metal and about a foot long. you can sell em if you get them in the right place,ie a fishing/bait/ sportinggoods store. we used cable, baling wire, mig wire, or anything we could think of. Another is if you are in a hunting area, we made european mount deer heads( skull and antlers) all out of pipe and plate, mig welds for texture, lol. Ill see if I can get some pics, but use your imagination.If you are where there are tourists, try to make somthing unique, and you might make a buck or two.

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      • #18
        In the past years my wife would go to a big craft fair once year with her friends. They would come back with some metal yard items tagged as made in Mexico. Simple materials mostly 3/16 hr mild steel rod and sheet metal, some adorned with parts available from www.kingmetals.com. Things like smaller trellis, planter stands, sunbursts, etc. It would be tough to compete on price for what they were selling it at that event. But that was only available once a year.
        Maybe find one of those events, go take pictures, choose two or three simple things and make some simple bending fixtures to make more than one of each. Just don't invest too much and keep in mind your learning something in the process. Make up a small amount of each and have a yard sale. By the time you price it for your materials and consumables you'll probably be lucky to break even. What you learn in the process will be priceless.

        That is advice coming from a guy that looking back has more regrets about NOT trying something than regrets for trying something.

        Good Luck!
        Weld On

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        • #19
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          A project that we did back in high school was a tree stump pencil/pen holder. Basically get a piece of pipe and weld stick weld beads over and over lengthwise down the pipe to create the bark. Then weld it to a piece of plate and make an axe or dress up the stump with a branch or 2 and your done. Good practice for just running beads and if you mess up it just ads character to the bark lol

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          • #20
            Click on the resources tab on this web site

            If you can't find some project plans from there, maybe near the lower left area of the page, then you might wish to reconsider welding as it requires too many active brain cells

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            • #21
              [/QUOTE]

              whys that bottle off the ground like that?

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              • #22
                To get it higher??
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                • #23
                  To get it higher??

                  naaann, it must be helium, to keep-it off the ceiling .

                  By the way some of you flamed Richard a bit fast, the same poster asked the same question about 3 months ago with 6 pages of replies and no one could, at that time submit a project that he likes.

                  Informations,ideas an advices are free here, try not to abuse of it, make an effort to find something by yourself.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by snowbird View Post
                    naaann, it must be helium, to keep-it off the ceiling :d.

                    By the way some of you flamed richard a bit fast, the same poster asked the same question about 3 months ago with 6 pages of replies and no one could, at that time submit a project that he likes.

                    Informations,ideas an advices are free here, try not to abuse of it, make an effort to find something by yourself.


                    thank you!
                    Flash me, Im a Welder

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                    • #25
                      A welding/work bench, grinder or cut off saw stand are good things to start with. As you gain experience you can make a press, engine hoist or a power hacksaw, there's lots of things you can make, things you may use for the rest of your life.
                      If you want to make items to sell you need to come up with something people want, that's not already on the market at price well below what you can make it for. I've not as yet
                      found that item
                      Last edited by R W; 09-10-2012, 01:18 AM.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by slow50 View Post
                        whys that bottle off the ground like that?[/QUOTE]


                        FLOOD ! HIGH TIDE !

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Richard8856 View Post
                          if you are just starting out welding, on a internet fourm asking for welding ideas you dont need to be trying to weld up a three point hitch, but im sure you think your a hot shot enough to still to it anyways, I just hope I am NEVER behind you on the highway.

                          Now as far as projects go, OPEN your eyes and look around, Im sure you go to wal mart, and places like that. see something you like and work on making it, make a small table, a lamp, it doesnt matter, **** look at this web site in the projects page, thats what its there for. Just practice your welding skills before you try selling anything.
                          I really dont think ya gota worry bout being behind him on the highway behind a 3 POINT HITCH!

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