Step 1: Scrap From TechShop
Check the scrap bin, for this I used 16 gauge steel from the scrap bin
Step 2: Cut to Size
Cut the pieces to a rough size. I used the beverly to get an approximate size. It is industrial so it is okay if it is a rough fit
Step 3: Hole Punch
Just to let the light out, use the punch and throw a few holes in it. Again, not scientific about it.
Step 4: Bend It
I used the break to give it a squared of shape
Step 5: Piece Together
Make sure everything fits together. My pieces flare out at the top.
Step 6: Weld
16 gauge steel setting for the MIG welder is wire speed at 190 and 16 volts
Step 7: Clamp and Weld
I used the magnets to hold the pieces together and did one side at a time.
Step 8: Weld More
Flip and repeat. This time I used a clamp because of the rough shape it wasn't a perfect fit.
Step 9: Clean It Up
I used the wheel and the wire brush to clean up the welds and polish the final piece