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Old 07-01-2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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Not every project needs to be a sewing project. Some projects have a little more testosterone. I have several projects requiring welding so when welders went on sale at Farm and Fleet I was all over it. I got a tank of 75/25 gas as well. There is a local steel place that sells every shape and size imaginable and at reasonable prices.

I bought up some 1/8 inch sheet stock to make a suitable welding surface framed with 1 ½ x 1 ½ x 1/8 angle and converted an old gas grill cart/frame into a welding table. I bought some 24 foot sticks of 1 x 1 16 ga square tube and a bunch of angle and rod.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

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The first project was making more trail cam boxes. So that’s what I did. I made a few last year by borrowing a friends welder. Those cams and boxes are up north on bear baits right now.

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The next project is climbing sticks. I bought a set last year and found them perfect for one of my leases and since I like making stuff and wanted more of them, I copied the ones I bought. Each section is 4 feet in length.

The steps will have drain holes at the weld joint to let ran water out since the tube ends are not sealed. The sticks I bought last year did not have this feature.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

Since the tubes insert inside one another as you climb I had to make a tool to crush the tube ends in my vise.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

The brace from the sticks to the tree is ½ rod and ¼ rod.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

After welding the sticks are cleaned up to remove all the hot rolled mill scale prior to painting.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

The sticks will be attached to the tree with webbing a cam buckles. I found a low cost source online as well as 50 feet of webbing.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

Ok so I guess every project ends up as a sewing project. I get a lot of use out of this machine for hunting gear.

Bought a welder, let the projects begin - Hunting Forum

One down, lots more to go. 5 Sticks will get me up 20 feet.

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Oh my!!!! You have a welder now! That's all a guy like you needs

No really, a welder is the ultimate DIY tool. I wish I had one. Keep us posted on ALL your projects!


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Your projects are awesome. Looks like you're having a lot of fun. I like your threads.
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Now you need to invest in a cnc plasma cutter!!!
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I just traded my welder for a ceiling..................
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Now you need to invest in a cnc plasma cutter!!!
CNC Plasma Cutters are great. I use mine for metal targets, wall and yard art, signs of all types and shop production. With all my machine equipment, welding and fab equipment, there's not much I can't do out of my shop.


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DYI-guy, once you get started with your welder, your projects will be never ending.


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...and you'll make lots of new friends who want you to weld stuff for them...
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...and you'll make lots of new friends who want you to weld stuff for them...
.... and want you to do it for FREE of course.


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