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DIY Welding Project: TIG Torch Holder [Guide]

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Learn how to declutter your welding table by creating a holder for your TIG filler metal, TIG torch and welding helmet.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

TIME COMMITMENT: 1–2 hours

Here's what you'll need to get started.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

Miller® Multimatic® 220 AC/DC multiprocess welder
Aluminum square tubing (1" x 1" x 1/8")
Flat stock (1-1/2" x 1/8") – cut to 6" long
.Flat stock (1-1/2" x 1/8" ) – cut to 4" long

Flat stock (1-1/2" x 1/4") – cut to 1" long (Qty. 2)

Bolts (5/16" x 18" x 1") (Qty. 2) 

Belt sander or grinder 

Hammer 

3/4” holesaw or Rotabroach drill 

Band saw, reciprocating saw or jigsaw 

Letter F (.257) or letter G (.260) drill bit  
 

WARNING: READ AND FOLLOW ALL LABELS AND THE OWNER'S MANUAL.

STEP BY STEP

Welder using a belt sander to round corners of the flat stock. Welder using a hammer to bend a lip on the flat stock.

STEP ONE:

Take your 6" flat stock piece and round the corners using a belt sander. Then grab your hammer and bend about a 1/2" lip on that piece — this will help keep the helmet from slipping off.

Welder drawing a line on the flat stock.

STEP TWO:

Using the same 6" flat stock, measure and draw a line 1" from the edge of the flat side.

Welder about to drill a hole.

STEP THREE:

Grab your 4" flat stock piece and measure 1-1/8" from the end. Drill a hole in the center using a 3/4" holesaw.

Welder drawing a line on the flat stock. Flat stock image with two lines.

STEP FOUR:

After you drill the hole, draw two lines from either edge of the circle out to the short side of the piece.

Welder deburring the sharp edges.

STEP FIVE:

Using a band saw, cut out the area you just drew and then deburr the sharp edges.

Welder marking the measurement. Welder manually tapping the hole.

STEP SIX:

Deburr and chamfer the legs so the TIG torch slides in smoothly. Then use the hammer to bend a lip on the end to hold the TIG torch.

Welder chamfering to smooth the legs of the 4 inch piece of flat stock. Welder showing the flat stock legs with a lip.

STEP SEVEN:

Grab the two 1-1/2" x 1/4" pieces and mark from the center of the 1-1/2" side 3/8" from the end. Drill with letter F (.257) bit and tap with 5/16" x 18 tap. Using the drill press to hold the tap and manually turning it will make a straighter tapped hole.

Welder using a wire brush to remove the oxide layer.

STEP EIGHT:

Take your 1" square tubing and mark where you want to attach it to the table, keeping in mind where it will attach, where you want your helmet to be and any other obstructions. Take a wire brush and brush the oxide layer off the tube where you will be welding, then wipe it clean with some acetone.

Welder welding the 1 inch pieces to the square tubing.

STEP NINE:

Take your 1" flat stock pieces and tack weld the outside corners to the tube using the Multimatic 220 AC/DC in Auto-Set™ mode, set for 1/4". Then weld on the opposite side of where the hanger bracket will weld. I am only welding one side of the piece as I will be using it on different tables with different thicknesses, so I don't want the weld to interfere with fitting tight to the table.

Welder showing the square tubing with the flat stock welded to it.

STEP TEN:

Weld the TIG torch and helmet holder flat stock pieces to the tubing using the 1/8" setting in Auto-Set mode. (You may want to turn up the amperage slightly.)

Welder screwing the bolts and attaching it to the table.

STEP ELEVEN:

Screw the 5/16" bolts into the 1" pieces and attach them to the table.

About Andy Weyenberg

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Andy Weyenberg began welding at his father’s business a few years before joining the Army. After going to school for Electro-Mechanical, he started working for Miller Electric Mfg. LLC as a technical service rep and training instructor. Andy has built and raced stock cars since he was a teenager — and now builds high-performance street vehicles while also managing the Miller motorsports program.
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