Instructables: exploring - workshop - metalworking - welder http://www.instructables.com Sat, 3 Dec 2016 05:50:47 PST BLOX v1.01 MIG Nozzle Cleaning Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/MIG-Nozzle-Cleaning-Tool/
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Sun, 6 Nov 2016 04:36:00 PST
My MIG Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/My-MIG-Cart/
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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:23:44 PDT
Bed to Bench - Metal version http://www.instructables.com/id/Bed-to-Bench-Metal-Version/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:50:04 PDT
Lithium powered spot welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Spot-Welder-WITH-Salvaged-Lithium-Cells/
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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:10:40 PDT
3$ spot welder electrode holders http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Spot-Welder-Electrode-Holders/
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:28:45 PDT
Cutting Steel With a Welder! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Steel-With-a-Welder/
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:13:23 PDT
Simple Industrial Pencil Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Industrial-Pencil-Holder/
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Thu, 12 May 2016 07:18:59 PDT
Removing a broken bolt or stud with TIG http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-a-Broken-Bolt-or-Stud-With-TIG/
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:12:31 PDT
How to Extract a Broken Bolt or Tap with a (TIG) Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Extract-a-Broken-Bolt-or-Tap-With-a-TIG-Wel/
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 19:42:21 PST
Homemade Custom Welding Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Custom-Welding-Cart/
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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:43:43 PDT
Metal yard art(YART)!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-yard-artYART/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:32:47 PDT
Carbon arc torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-arc-torch/
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:12:41 PST
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/
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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-/
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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/
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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/
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:45:37 PDT
Metal Drummer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Drummer/
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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/
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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/
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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-/
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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/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2009 05:28:55 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
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
Homemade Spot Welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Spot-Welder/
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By: jds1969

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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/OKM4/FAHIWACV/FTNOKM4FAHIWACV.SQUARE.jpg https://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 ...
By: stasterisk

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