2 Small Welding Projects!
Are small welding projects great for learning the art of welding? Are you a beginner that is eager to learn how to weld yet find yourself getting put off by the simple welds your learning without creating something you can actually say you have made yourself?
Well if this is you then there is a need to build your passion for welding by having some simple yet fun small welding projects that will support your learning experience while giving you the satisfaction of creating something in the process.
Before getting started with the small welding projects it is important to talk about safety first. Before embarking on any welding project it is important to ensure you have the correct tools for the job, not only for the actual welding but also to protect yourself. For any welding project you will need a welding mask, welding gloves, a welder, protective clothing and a durable work bench, if you have these then your ready to start.
Small Welding Project #1: Patio Table
The first welding project is a patio table. This project requires thick steel mesh (with small squares) and steel angle, if you have these then your ready to go!
First you need to cut two lengths of angle to the length you want your table then cut two lengths for the width of the table. Once you have these four lengths of angle you are ready to make the table top frame, to do this cut all four lengths at each end by forty five degrees, but only on one side of the angle. Now you can weld these together using the angles you have cut as the joins to make a flush table top.
As you have your table top you need some legs, simply cut four lengths of angle to the same size and weld on the table top, welding the legs inside the outside edge of the frame for a clean finish. Once this is complete you can finish the table, simply cut the mesh top the right size and weld on the underside of the table top. Voila now you have a nice patio table that is robust and can with stand the weather.
Small Welding Project #2: Weight Lifting Cage
For those that like to pump iron there is nothing better than a weight lifting cage, imagine having your own weight lifting cage that you created yourself as part of your small welding projects.
For a weight lifting cage you need fifty millimeter (1.96 inches) box section and fifty millimeter (1.96 inches) angle.
To start you cage cut two lengths of one thousand two hundred millimeters (47.25 inches) and one length of seven hundred millimeters (27.5 inches) of box section and weld them together with the two longer lengths joining each end of the shorter length to form a U shape base.
Now cut two lengths of box section two thousand millimeters in length (78.75 inches) and four that are seven hundred millimeters (27.5 inches) in length. The two longer two thousand millimeter lengths can be welded to the joins where the angle on the U is so they are standing upright, this is the rear of your cage. Take the four smaller lengths and weld two to the front of your U shape again standing up; the other two should be welded some five hundred millimeters (19.68 inches) in from the front standing up.
Cut four lengths of seven hundred millimeters (27.5 inches) box section, weld the first across the top of your rear standing lengths of box section, now weld one running from the top of the front standing box section to the top of the middle length and repeat on the other side. The final length of box section should be welded across the back of your cage between the two large upstanding pieces of box section at seven hundred millimeters from the floor to give stability.
You now need two more pieces of box section; these will run from the top of the middle lengths of standing box section to the top of the rear larger standing lengths of box section. These two pieces of box section will need measuring yourself and cutting at an angle to ensure a flush finish.
Now all you need to do is cut six lengths of angle at one hundred millimeters (3.93 inches) each, these will need welding on the two angled pieces of box section you have just welded, three on each side at equal intervals so your weight bar is at a symmetrical height when resting on them.
There are so many different small welding projects available for those learning to weld and those of an advanced stage so why not get your thinking cap on about what else you could use in the home, garden or workshop.
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