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Feb 14, 2017

Types Of Material For Welding

Common types of material and metal used for home, farm, and art welding projects.

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Feb 10, 2017

MIG Welding Tips and Tricks!

These mig welding tips cover gas metal arc welding techniques which improves your welds.

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Feb 09, 2017

Weld Types Explained

There are many weld types and this articles explains eight of them in detail.

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Jan 26, 2017

Weld Table With Vice and Bender!

I needed a welding table to start doing some projects, so after looking at several different designs and plans, I decided on this type of table. I added

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Jan 08, 2017

6 Foot Scrap Metal Fence.

I have build a 6 foot high metal fence, 200feet long, using mostly scrap iron. I used 3oilfield pipe, cemented 3 feet into the ground, 8 feet spacing.

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Jan 03, 2017

Top Welding Books

These welding books were selected as the best books for welders.

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Dec 26, 2016

What Welding School Doesn't Teach!

I've been a welder at a hazmat refinery for over 10 years and I have to say no amount of school will prepare you for the field. No offense to anyone.

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Dec 09, 2016

Welding Art

A guide to welding art and tips on how to market your metal artwork.

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Dec 07, 2016

Mig Welding Tutorial

A mig welding tutorial plus other tips on welding stainless steel of different thicknesses.

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Dec 01, 2016

Welding Terms and Definitions

A comprehensive welding terms list in alphabetical order.

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Dec 01, 2016

Hobby Welder

I had to make a 3-piece bracket using short pieces of 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch steel that required unusual angles impossible to shape using normal clamping

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Nov 23, 2016

Want To Weld Thick Metal?

Tips on how to weld thick metal using quarter inch plate as an example

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Aug 23, 2016

Student Welding Projects

Welding teachers discuss student welding projects and ideas to learn metalworking skills

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Aug 16, 2016

Build A Welding Cart

If you want to build a welding cart for MIG, TIG, or ARC welding then this tutorial and blueprints will guide you.

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Jul 27, 2016

Welding Basics and Frame Fabrication

Several pages on welding basics taken from our Welding and Chopper Frame Fabrication guide.

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Jul 06, 2016

How To Gas Weld Aluminum

Ron Fournier reveals how to gas weld aluminum on this 60 minute gas welding instrtuctional dvd.

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Jul 05, 2016

Low Profile Oil Drain Pan Build

Build your own low profile oil drain pan in your garage and save money.

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Jun 26, 2016

Build A Garden Arbor

Weld up a garden arbor that will last a lifetime because wood arbors rot and fall apart.

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Jun 07, 2016

Build A Tomato Cage For Your Garden

If you want to build a tomato cage for your garden you'll need to bend and weld the wire.

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May 03, 2016

Garden Bench Build

Build your own garden bench in just fourteen steps with this step by step tutorial.

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Apr 08, 2016

Childrens Summer Camp Sheet Metal Project Ideas?

My name is Drake, and I am looking for projects using 18 G sheet metal , pencil rod and scrap we have lying around our shop. We generally would buy the

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Apr 06, 2016

Sheet Metal Brake Assembly Tutorial

An easy to follow step-by-step tutorial on building sheet metal brakes.

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Apr 03, 2016

Miller Welding Helmet Review

The Miller name usually conveys a sense of high quality cutting edge welding equipment. Does their helmet live up to the name?

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Mar 07, 2016

Your First Welder

Helps you buy your first welder by asking and answering simple questions about your work environment.

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Feb 28, 2016

Welding Symbols and Definitions

A basic welding symbols tutorial and their definitions for reading plans or blueprints.

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Feb 08, 2016

Don't Discount Flux Core For Entry Users!

I don't want to start a huge debate on weld quality, etc. with this but don't discount flux core too much. I work with a lot of high school kids that

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Jan 14, 2016

Ten Welding Helmet Reviews

If you need a welding helmet read through these reviews to find the right helmet at the right price.

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Jan 09, 2016

Eight Plasma Cutting Project Ideas

Here are ten plasma cutting project ideas for your next metalwork art project for your home or to sell.

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Dec 31, 2015

Where To Sell Welding Projects

A comprehensive guide on how and were to sell welding projects online and offline locally and worldwide.

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Dec 24, 2015

Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

Choose an auto darkening welding helmet that is best for your work environment.

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Dec 08, 2015

The Best Funny Welding T-Shirts!

Here are the top 10 welding t-shirts that anyone who welds or has a friend in the business will love.

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Dec 07, 2015

Question about an evaporator?

I'm planning to build a maple syurp evaporator and am wondering what gauge stainless I should use. I'm planning to have it sitting on top a steel plate

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Dec 03, 2015

Problems With Hobart Handler 140

I have a new Hobart Handler 140. I assembled it, and rigged it for gas. I followed the directions which were fairly simple. You had to make sure you change

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Dec 01, 2015

Vertical Smoker

Always wanted to build a smoker but needed something different. I wanted a vertical smoker with a horizontal firebox. I used a discarded 28 diameter

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Nov 20, 2015

7 Railroad Spike Projects

Here are seven fun and easy railroad spike projects that involve welding, cutting, bending, and painting.

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Nov 19, 2015

The Buzz Box Welder

The buzz box welder by Lincoln is perhaps the best welding machine of all time.

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Nov 19, 2015

Hobart Airforce 250ci Review

Is the Hobart airforce 250ci a good plasma cutter and is it one of the best cutters for the money?

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Nov 04, 2015

What Are The Best Plasma Cutters

Here are the best plasma cutters you can buy for a small shop or for use in a garage welding environment.

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Sep 21, 2015

Old Fashioned Reading Lamp Project

Build an old fashioned reading lamp with these vintage step by step directions and impress your friends.

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Jul 19, 2015

Metal Bender Types

If you want a metal bender for ornamental projects or for art projects here are several to consider.

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Jun 29, 2015

Spot Welding Applications

A basic guide to spot welding and understanding it uses,machinery, and good ones to buy for your shop.

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Jun 29, 2015

Projects I Made During Shutdown and Outages

Back When I was a young man just getting started I was doing al lot of traveling. We were working shut downs and outages in paper mills, power plants,

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Jun 28, 2015

How To Start A Welding Business

Tips and strategies on how to start a welding business from your home or fixed location.

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Jun 19, 2015

Smoker Build

A smoker build by one of our subscribers including lots of photos of how he fabricated it.

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Jun 04, 2015

Metal Identification Tests

The different metal identification tets to find out it's weldability.

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Jun 03, 2015

Shortage Of Welders?

There seems to be a shortage of welders because demand is high but are wages in the welding industry increasing?

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May 31, 2015

The Best Welder?

Discusses the best welder for home use and the top welders for all kinds of welding projects both big and small.

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