Introduction: How to Make Welding Rods Storage Container
I want to share some of my experiences with you from the time I've worked as welder in a metal shop - Mostly fieldwork.
Some unknown facts about electrode life:
1. You always find some scattered in the back of the truck.
2. Every once in a while, you pick up a carton of electrodes and only stay with cardboard in your hand.
3. The trouser pockets become a legitimate storage place for electrodes.
4. You got holes in your pockets because of fact number three.
5. You find yourself walking around with a black bucket full of electrodes.
6. You have to keep them dry and not be exposed to moisture. (See Step number 9 )
So I created a simple and convenient storage tool for electrodes.
The main points I thought about when I built this container:
1. One place to keep them intact.
2. Get rid of the carton.
3. Using available and common materials.
4. Rigid & strong.
5. Easy to open and close.
With this container Your electrodes will be very well protected.
An hour or two of work And You'll have a cool & rigid storage tool.
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Step 1: Tools & Materials
Tools & Materials:
1. 60X60 mm Galvanized profile 3 mm thick (36 Cm long)
2. 60x60 mm Galvanized sheet metal (x2) 3 mm thick
3. Toggle clip
6. Tape meter & Pencil
9. Protective headphones
10. Protective glasses
12. Cutting disc
13. Flap disc
14. Angle Grinder
15. Welding Helmet
16. Welding gloves (Not shown in the picture)
17. Locking C-Clamp (Not shown in the picture)
18. File (Not shown in the picture)
Step 2: 6x6 Cm Profile
Step 3: Measure & Mark
Measure the length of the electrodes you normally use and add one cm to the general length.
Step 4: Close One Side of the Profile
Take a 3 mm sheet metal surface and weld it in three points at the corners.
Cut the excess extra material.
weld all around.
Grind the welding until it's smooth and Nice.
Step 5: Remove Sharp Edges With File
Step 6: Prepare the Lid
Cut another sheet metal (3 mm thick) to the profile dimensions (6x6 Cm).
Step 7: Lid Hinge
Weld one side of the hinge to the profile and the other side to the lid.
Step 8: Toggle Clip
Weld the Toggle clip to the profile and to the lid.
Be careful not to melt the Toggle clip!
Another option is to use Rivets.
Step 9: Done & Thoughts for Improvement
After I finished making the container and showed it to Welders, I was advised to add a sealing to prevent moisture in the container.
To get good performance in welding, it is important that the electrodes remain dry.
I want to try to glue rubber on the bottom of the lid, Think it's going to do the trick.
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