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  1. #11
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    ByerlyJ,

    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.

    Good luck
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    Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:

    Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !

  2. #12
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    Location
    South Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt hands View Post
    ByerlyJ,

    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.

    Good luck
    Now I like that kind of stuff. I would love a rubic cube done up like your dice. Got me to thinking. Here is why,

    THis is me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7vIhRA9nVw

    The spoons were cool also. everything was, thanks

  3. #13
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    Default project

    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

  4. #14
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    Default horse shoe welder

    Try this out, horseshoes are cheap and very easy to weld.
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  5. #15
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    Default horshoe cowboy

    hey that cowboy its a great idea

  6. #16
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    Canada
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    Default I need final project ideas

    - you know when i did my trade school i had no cash at all... i mean ... 0

    what i have done is, find someone in my area that needed a trailer (construction) or some sorts and i draw him a schematic of what the trailer would look like and cost....

    i told him it was gonna be my final project at school and that it will cost him a fraction of the cost.... he agreed... so he paid for the materials and once the trailer was finished he gave me extra to cover the labour! so end up making few dollars on top of that...bonus!!
    a trailer for project is good cause it covers multiple aspect of your trade.... if your good at what you do ... u will get a good mark(promise)
    and i also had few others helping me out ..so it helped them to get points as well!!!
    do quick research... lots of people are in need for such projects... run an ad on your local service advertising ..like here kijiji would be great!
    think about it... make something and sell it for extra coins... then u got cash for other projects

    good luck

    cheers

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