A few questions to help with some ideas,
1 - What processes has your course covered?
stick, mig, tig, oxy-fuel (cutting, hard soldering, brazing) , plasma, submerged arc,
2 - What do you believe your instructor wants to see?
and does your project need to showcase all of these processes.
2a - Even smooth welds, good fit-up - (craftmanship)?
2b - Clever design ideas or new concepts.? (Easier said than done - Apple is a good example)
I'm no help here otherwise I'd be rich.
2c - Does your instructor have a particuar interest? (trains, planes, automobiles)
(ok - may be a bit of apple polishing here)
Materials used in your project?
You mentioned nothing big or expensive.
I don't know what process you have available for your project but - here are a few ideas -
(Tig) - Stainless steel - use common silverware - cheap at thrift stores.
Pots, pans, spoons knives, forks.
Show how you can run small, even tight welds without burn thru or sugaring.
(Tig, stick, mig) - project better suited for thicker material here.
Make a name plate or sign using weld bead like the wood names routed out of wood.
Combine processes - plasma cut several different designs into a few plates and weld into a fire pit having 4, 5 6 or more sides.
(If plate is too expensive, buy a small Weber bowl type bbq and cut designs into the lid.)
Make sure it is painted steel and not porcelainized for oxy-fuel cutting.
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Thread: I need final project ideas
09-06-2013, 08:45 PM #11Senior Member
Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !
09-07-2013, 12:05 AM #12
THis is me
The spoons were cool also. everything was, thanks
09-07-2013, 08:41 PM #13Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
make a couple beer or coke can holders for when you are b b queing
google it I make mine out of 5/8" round and horse shoes or hand cut texas cut outs to hold bottles sold a few and gave out a few