Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - welder http://www.instructables.com Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:14:29 PST BLOX v1.01 Kinetic sand + stick welder = Easiest Aluminum Casting EVER! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-Aluminum-Casting-EVER/
Kinetic sand + stick welder = Easiest Aluminum Casting EVER! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ULSF/HYPNYRDB/F8XULSFHYPNYRDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ULSF/HYPNYRDB/F8XULSFHYPNYRDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ULSF/HYPNYRDB/F8XULSFHYPNYRDB.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil I've hacked the Aluminum casting process right down to nothing. No longer is metal casting the domain of big hairy dudes in sleeveless Iron Maiden Tees. This instructable will show you how to cast aluminum parts in 5 minutes with little more than a stick welder, some graphite and kid's toy Kinetic S...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:09:08 PDT
Metal yard art(YART)!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-yard-artYART/
Metal yard art(YART)!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LHJD/HX42QLID/FW2LHJDHX42QLID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LHJD/HX42QLID/FW2LHJDHX42QLID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LHJD/HX42QLID/FW2LHJDHX42QLID.SMALL.jpg dalegribble This is just a little fun project I decided to make with some scrap stuff around the shop. tools and materials toolsbandsaw arc welder I set the heat in the low 40's and used 3 welding rods1/8 720 welding rod SS Materialscable eyes(10)3/4*1 1/2 bolt3/4 washer (2) Putting the pieces together I...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:32:47 PDT
Carbon arc torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-arc-torch/
Carbon arc torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/YTEC/HQU4AJW7/F3IYTECHQU4AJW7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/YTEC/HQU4AJW7/F3IYTECHQU4AJW7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/YTEC/HQU4AJW7/F3IYTECHQU4AJW7.SMALL.jpg rchanter Carbon arc torches are an simple way to generate heat using the power supply through an arc welder. It uses the arc created between the two carbon electrodes to produce heat for bending or brazing metal. General componants I did a lot of searching on Instructables and the web in general. The gene...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:12:41 PST
Portable Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Welder/
Portable Welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/SZ0S/HIAQ81T6/FQNSZ0SHIAQ81T6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/SZ0S/HIAQ81T6/FQNSZ0SHIAQ81T6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/SZ0S/HIAQ81T6/FQNSZ0SHIAQ81T6.SMALL.jpg ZacWolf *Contests: Automotive and Motorcycle: [WON RUNNER UP!] I was interested in a "portable welder".  I started investigating and I found a few gas and propane driven models from $699+ I then found a great Instructable that started me thinking in a different way: http://www.instructables.com/id/...
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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/
Making an ARC Welder - Part 2 of 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/0PHP/HFSHERQJ/FOA0PHPHFSHERQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/0PHP/HFSHERQJ/FOA0PHPHFSHERQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/0PHP/HFSHERQJ/FOA0PHPHFSHERQJ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random How to convert scavenged microwave parts into a useful arc welding machine.  This is part 2 of 2, and focuses on the electrical system and finishing touches. More projects at www.thekingofrandom.com Before you watch this, make sure you've seen Part 1. Watch the Video! WARNING: Stick weld...
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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 MIG welder at TechShop Menlo Park http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-up-the-MIG-welder-at-TechShop-Menlo-Park/
Setting up the MIG welder at TechShop Menlo Park - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/G1VP/H401V6QR/FZSG1VPH401V6QR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/G1VP/H401V6QR/FZSG1VPH401V6QR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/G1VP/H401V6QR/FZSG1VPH401V6QR.SMALL.jpg jbleazy There is very important information regarding the set up of the MIG welding machine discussed in the MIG welding SBU.  This instructable is only to guide you during your first set-up of the machine.  Please remember to follow the rules and instructions provided in the class! After teaching hundreds...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 22:06:28 PDT
Setting up the TIG welder at TechShop Menlo Park http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-up-the-TIG-welder-at-TechShop-Menlo-Park/
Setting up the TIG welder at TechShop Menlo Park - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/AB60/H3XN9CN1/F1CAB60H3XN9CN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/AB60/H3XN9CN1/F1CAB60H3XN9CN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/AB60/H3XN9CN1/F1CAB60H3XN9CN1.SMALL.jpg jbleazy There is very important information regarding the set up of the TIG welding machine discussed in the TIG welding SBU.  This instructable is only to guide you during your first set-up of the machine.  Please remember to follow the rules and instructions provided in the class! After teaching hundreds...
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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
AC Arc Welder FAIL http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-Arc-Welder-FAIL/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/MLFA/GS8OT5B0/FZHMLFAGS8OT5B0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/MLFA/GS8OT5B0/FZHMLFAGS8OT5B0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/MLFA/GS8OT5B0/FZHMLFAGS8OT5B0.SMALL.jpg DIY Dave I had the idea to make an arc welder from Tim Anderson's instructable "Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder". On his instructable he shows how to make a welder out of two microwave transformers. I began working on it. After many hour of work and $80 spent it was finally finished....
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 12:17:15 PDT
Refreshing your Lincoln AC-225 220V tombstone welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Refreshing-your-Lincoln-AC-225-220V-tombstone-weld/
Refreshing your Lincoln AC-225 220V tombstone welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/8LXB/GF80CTRR/F3M8LXBGF80CTRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/8LXB/GF80CTRR/F3M8LXBGF80CTRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/8LXB/GF80CTRR/F3M8LXBGF80CTRR.SMALL.jpg tundrawolf Good day, I recently purchased a Lincoln AC-225 welder for $40 (Minus leads of course). Before I plugged it in I decided to take it apart and clean it. I will show you how you can take your old welder and make it work like a new one. These machines have been produced for many years, and chances ar...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:59:32 PDT
Sword Making by Stock Removal http://www.instructables.com/id/Sword-Making-by-Stock-Removal/
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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 20:35:34 PDT
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
Very Low Cost Sheet Metal Spot Welder (Portable & Convenient) http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Low-Cost-Sheet-Metal-Spot-Welder-Portable-/
Very Low Cost Sheet Metal Spot Welder (Portable & Convenient) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/P73H/G3KYBJ3W/FSRP73HG3KYBJ3W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/P73H/G3KYBJ3W/FSRP73HG3KYBJ3W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/P73H/G3KYBJ3W/FSRP73HG3KYBJ3W.SMALL.jpg mrjohngoh UPDATE: VOTE FOR MY INSTRUCTABLE PLEASE, MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE YOU MAY ALSO LIKE TO VOTE FOR MY BEST FRIEND'S CONTEST ENTRIES AT www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Cost-Laptop-Cooler-Stand-No-Glue-No-Drill/ AND www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Cost-Aluminum-Furnace-No-Propane-No-Glue-/ NOTE: THIS SPOT W...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:43:25 PST
"Ghetto" Water Meter Key http://www.instructables.com/id/quotGhettoquot-Water-Meter-Key/
"Ghetto" Water Meter Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/CUBI/FS6PJVPV/FHSCUBIFS6PJVPV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/CUBI/FS6PJVPV/FHSCUBIFS6PJVPV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/CUBI/FS6PJVPV/FHSCUBIFS6PJVPV.SMALL.jpg Phil B This is a common water meter as found in the USA. Notice the white arrow. Just above it is the shut off valve. The photo is from Google Images. My meter is in a much deeper hole and the valve is much more difficult to reach for those times when I need to do a plumbing repair in the house and nee...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2009 05:28:55 PDT
Guest Welding Hood http://www.instructables.com/id/Guest-Welding-Hood/
Guest Welding Hood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/XLJA/FOWZPD9U/F2JXLJAFOWZPD9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/XLJA/FOWZPD9U/F2JXLJAFOWZPD9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/XLJA/FOWZPD9U/F2JXLJAFOWZPD9U.SMALL.jpg Phil B If you have a welder, you will have new friends who need you to weld things for them. They need to protect their eyes while you are welding and are often curious about what you are doing. But, you probably have only one welding hood. This Instructable tells how to make a hood from corrugated card...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:36:08 PST
Cheap Welding for Punks http://www.instructables.com/id/Weld/
Cheap Welding for Punks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/7GS0/FMMD5MA4/FHV7GS0FMMD5MA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/7GS0/FMMD5MA4/FHV7GS0FMMD5MA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/7GS0/FMMD5MA4/FHV7GS0FMMD5MA4.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Cheap homemade welders compared: AC stick, DC stick, DC spoolgun. Oxyfuel discussion. Welding is usually the easiest and quickest way to build something. You just put the parts next to each other and weld them. You don't have to drill bolt holes and go to the hardware store for bolts.Metal doesn't s...
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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/
Spool Gun Handheld Wirefeed Welder Powered by Car Batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/0QXY/FMEGHC4C/FT60QXYFMEGHC4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/0QXY/FMEGHC4C/FT60QXYFMEGHC4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/0QXY/FMEGHC4C/FT60QXYFMEGHC4C.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson Here's my new wire-feed (MIG) welder. All of it.They sell these things as accessories for commercial MIG units, but they can also work great on 24 volts from two car batteries. I have it loaded with .030" flux-core welding wire. It cost me less than $100 on ebay.The "Ready Welder" is a similar comme...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:10:06 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/
Make a carbon arc torch for your 220 volt stick welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/K3C4/FK3O7SOE/F80K3C4FK3O7SOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/K3C4/FK3O7SOE/F80K3C4FK3O7SOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/K3C4/FK3O7SOE/F80K3C4FK3O7SOE.SMALL.jpg Phil B MIG welders can do many things, but they cannot heat metal for bending or brazing. Your stick welder can do those things with a carbon arc torch added to it.  I am using a torch already fully constructed, so you will not see the parts aside from their place in the final unit. Materials needed: 2 ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:04:36 PDT
Homemade Spot Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Spot-Welder/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:17:24 PDT
Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Microwave-Transformer-Homemade-Welder/
Build a Microwave Transformer Homemade Stick/Arc Welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SMALL.jpg stasterisk I had no idea making a DIY welder would be so easy to do. And, it's pretty much FREE! Additionally, the stick welder you get is definitely better than anycheap commercial welder you can buy. Why is this homemade thing better than something you can buy? Because when you factor in shipping and labor ...
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