Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - welder - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Welder/
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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:41:23 PDT
Making an ARC Welder - Part 2 of 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-ARC-Welder-Part-2-of-2/
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:13:17 PDT
Making an ARC Welder - Part 1 of 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-ARC-Welder-Part-1-of-2/
Making an ARC Welder - Part 1 of 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/B5WB/HFD16N30/FHKB5WBHFD16N30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/B5WB/HFD16N30/FHKB5WBHFD16N30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/B5WB/HFD16N30/FHKB5WBHFD16N30.SMALL.jpg The King of Random How to convert scavenged microwave parts into a useful arc welding machine.  This is part 1 of 2, and focuses on the modification of the transformers. www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! WARNING: Stick welding, and/or the modification of a Microwave Oven Transformer (M.O.T), can be ve...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:06:50 PDT
Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Phase-1-Electric-Hot-Water-Tank-to-Outdoor-Wood-/
Convert a Electric Water Tank to a Outdoor Wood Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/4IOT/HEBNHKM1/FUH4IOTHEBNHKM1.SMALL.jpg Dave2340 I recently developed an interest in welding and so began looking for a welding project. With winter around the corner I began scanning Instructables for outdoor wood heater inspiration. Lots of great ideas and creative approaches. Many use gas cylinders which are a perfect size but has an element of...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:36:12 PDT
Setting up the TIG welder at TechShop Menlo Park http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-up-the-TIG-welder-at-TechShop-Menlo-Park/
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:45:37 PDT
Metal Drummer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Drummer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/5BQU/H1JUE6S5/F6O5BQUH1JUE6S5.SMALL.jpg mcwiggles A scrap metal sculpture of a Dude playing drums. everything is welded onto a 5" X 5" piece of 1/4" cold roll flat metal. complete with a clear coat of paint!
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:59:25 PDT
Make a carbon arc torch for your 220 volt stick welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-carbon-arc-torch-for-your-220-volt-stick-we/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:04:36 PDT
Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Microwave-Transformer-Homemade-Welder/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2007 19:47:13 PST
Jerusalem Cross of Welded Concrete Nails http://www.instructables.com/id/Jerusalem-Cross-of-Welded-Concrete-Nails/
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Sun, 6 Jun 2010 21:05:49 PDT
Guest Welding Hood http://www.instructables.com/id/Guest-Welding-Hood/
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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:36:08 PST
Cheap Welding for Punks http://www.instructables.com/id/Weld/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:33:59 PDT
Spool Gun Handheld Wirefeed Welder Powered by Car Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/SpoolGun/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:10:06 PDT
Homemade Spot Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Spot-Welder/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:17:24 PDT