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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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    I then cut out the wedge shapes from the corner positions and welded another tube frame.

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    Next I cut the corners out of the tread plate ready for folding.

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    Using a folder I folded the tread plate into a pan.
    I did two of these, one will be the bottom shelf and the other will be the pan the welder sits in.

    If you don't have a folder or access to one just weld the sides on, it just means more TIG welding.

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    At this stage I have two tube frames and two shelves.
    I will need to weld all the joints and seams up but at this stage we can continue to test fit see if any adjustments are required for squareness.

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