5 Home Welding Projects That Are Fun And Easy
When most people start home welding projects or are welding for the first time, they begin looking for a few projects to practice on.
Projects that are a bit more exciting that just welding two random pieces of metal together. We've put together ideas for five easy welding project ideas for the beginner to try his hand at. All of these projects are very straight forward and simple, and perfect for the beginning welder.
The first home welding project is a simple set of bookends. You can build these using regular flat iron if you want. If you wanted to be more creative, you could build it out of two horse shoes instead. All that this project requires is to set your two pieces of metal at a 90 degree angle and weld them together. This is extremely simple but as wrought iron and metallic art in general are so in vogue right now they will probably be very popular with anyone you give them to.
Secondly, you can build yourself a storage container for loose welding rods. Leftover rods from boxes tend to just roll around on shop desks or on tables. Instead, create a place to put them. Find the biggest piece of box iron you can and cut it to a length where it will hold rods upright but you'll still be able to grab them easily. Then, weld it to a plate of metal wide enough to comfortably support the box iron. You can place your spare rods in there and keep track of them easily.
The next home welding project you could build is an anvil stand.
If you are looking to outfit yourself with a complete metal working workshop you will need an anvil if you don't have one already. You can use four heavy duty steel pipes for the legs, set on a slight angle from a flat plate to weld to the top. Use some flat iron pieces cut to length and weld a box frame between the four legs for strength. You can rig an anvil harness from other odds and ends around the shop.
Another fun home welding project that is a useful improvement for your welding shop is to build yourself a welding table. You can make the legs out of pipe or angle iron and weld a heavy duty top to it. Do weld a box frame out of flat iron around the bottom to reinforce it just like the anvil stand though.
Finally, you could also make yourself a lumber rack for the back of a pickup truck. Measure the truck and build yourself a rack consisting of a box shape that will extend over the cab of the truck far enough to support a full length sheet of plywood. Then weld on support legs to insert into the box of the truck. This will come in handy for your carpentry projects.
These are simple home welding projects that any beginning welder should be able to tackle without too much difficulty. If in doubt, just try and figure out what you want, and then start figuring out how to make it. You'll be surprised at what you can come up with.
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