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    Default Alumimiun Welder Trolley

    At present my TIG welder is on the floor of my welding bay.
    I really need to get it up onto a trolley where I can move it about a bit easier.
    On Friday I picked up my precut order from the local ali dealer ready to start my latest project a welder trolley.

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    I measured the welder and drew a quick hand sketch. I then took a trip to a hardware and picked up some castors.

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    With an air hacksaw I cut out the corners.
    This will allow me to bend the corners to a 90 deg angle before welding.

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    By cutting and bending this way you get a nice rounded corner.
    Don't worry about spending to much time smoothing the cut as it is going to be welded anyway.

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    Using a 90 deg welding clamp TIG weld the connecting corner.
    Now that it is a square frame do any required straightening adjustments.

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    I did not forget to S/S wire brush the metal nor did I forget to wipe the area down with a acetone damp rag.

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