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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.

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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.

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    Here is the holder in use.
    The torch is now safe and out of the way. The tungsten electrode is not getting contaminated by all the junk on my bench.
    Very happy with the result.

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    Necessity is the mother of invention!

    It may not be the fanciest or the most trick, but it works!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    It will never be called a super model but it is doing the job.
    Your first attempt leads to the second and to the ultimate.
    At this stage all I want it to do is hold the torch but soon I may want one that holds onto my gloves, helmet or what ever.
    The most important thing is to make the first one.
    I hope this helps others to think about what they need and how to make it.

    Ji
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    I mounted my holder on a magnet, now I can place it just about anywhere I'm working.
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