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    Default TIG Torch Holder

    This is how I made a holder, it is not the only way and it is most likely not the best way. I started this thread to help or motivate others.
    If you are an expert you will find this stuff very boring.

    Today I was sick of taking so much time to safely place my TIG torch onto the bench I decided to make a torch holder.
    I used some 6mm or 1/4" mild steel round bar and a 75mm or 3" G clamp.
    I started out by bending the bar into shape and cutting to a rough length.

    Ji
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    Next I ground the round in the areas to be welded.
    I also ground all the paint off the clamp in the welding areas.

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    Clamping round bar to a flat member is difficult but can be done. Sometimes you have to get creative.

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    With everything lined up welding is next.
    This only has to hold up the torch so I did not get to fussy about length of weld.

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    I placed at a slight angle down wards a 180 deg bend and welded it into place.
    I then cut off all the oversized bits and sanded all ends round and smooth.

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    Time to test the holder.
    Yep she works, well good enough.

    The design of your holder all depends on your bench.
    My welding bench has a steel rectangular section running 25mm or 1" back past the Ali top.

    Ji
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    Default Tig torch holder

    Heres mine, simple and handy.
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    Very nice

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