I was thinking of making a welder that uses a capacitor bank, and does stick welding (STAW). How would I go about doing this? Any other ideas for homemade welders? A small desktop welder?
Posted by LinuxH4x0r 11 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Pls answer this querry.
Asked by vivekair 8 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
Asked by fgask1949 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Has anybody ever heard of or created a cordless foot pedal (remote) for tig welding? I hate having to buy new foot pedals for our Miller Synchrowave TIG/ Stick when the power cable gets cut or burned through. Thought about "bluetooth" signal.
Asked by bobhdus 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Asked by aaronbutton 9 years ago
I have this ARC welder which puts out 50 AMPS, flip the switch gives you 80 AMPS. I would like to spot weld thin metals for a project i am working on, and by all accounts on what iI have seen on the INSTRUCTABLES all I would need is the copper tips attached to the clamp device
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Asked by bigmark 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Let's add Welding as a craft subject listed under crafts and also get some nice welding projects.
Posted by geezerbeast 2 years ago
How much minimum voltage and current is required to make arc welding?
Asked by Rajkumar2506 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I am trying to make a Stirling engine, for the displacer piston I need to weld an aluminium tube to some aluminium plate and possibly bar but I don't have any welding equipment, so any suggestions?
Asked by The MadScientist 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Asked by jbakerr 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm trying to spot weld battery tabs for rebuilding a Nicad battery. I'm using a 12 volt SLA battery for power. When I touch the leads they get so hot they burn the tabs, but the weld doesn't penetrate the battery. What am I doing wrong?
Asked by johnnytombstone 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Howdy folks, I've got a question that I hope someone might be able to help me with. I'm interesting in creating a way to "weld" fabric together. Basically taking two pieces of fabric, using heat, pressure and "glue" attach them together. Think of Nike footwear and there sewless uppers. Anyone out there done anything like this DIY style? I've got a number of projects that I could create from it. Thanks in advance, TOM
Posted by thmsbender 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I need to weld a 3/8 inch thick piece of aluminum together. I was wondering if there was a specific rod to be used. I have 2011 1/8 rods. Just putting it out there. I never had to work with aluminum.
Asked by unominame 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a 1970 HT panelvan which i am restoring. I have replaced a floor panel but i cannot get the main undersuport panel to take to the new floor panel i have cleaned thw paint off the area need and clamped it tight. I drilled holes throught the support panel and gave plenty of weld but it did not take in any area why is this happening can anyone help
Posted by wayneavery 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My father-in-law just gave me this 295 amp arc welding rig (he's forbidden to use it anymore--pacemaker.) It's complete with mask, rods, etc. I've never welded before, and have a couple questions:-- Any good books or tutorials to recommend?-- I live in an older home (1930s), which has bus fuses and certainly can't supply 295 amps without burning out (or down.)Should I get a separate service installed for the garage? Is it expensive? I've looked on the power company website, and it's typical superficial information for the average customer...
Posted by gmoon 10 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I am seeing this video about forge welding, and it lacks of captions. Then, I can't understand a word of the speech. At minute 2:20 the smith takes a can containing a dark red dust. ¿what is it? THANKS, anglophones!
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Asked by texasixes 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I need to weld 3/16" sheet aluminum for a boat i'm making and want to do it at the cheapest cost. this welder (http://www.harborfreight.com/90-amp-flux-wire-welder-68887.html) says it won't do aluminum (and i'm not sure 90 amps would be enough anyway). Is that true? What if i bought the 180 amp model? Any suggestions for other welders?
Asked by ridecruz88 6 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Asked by kekeiffer 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi, this is my first post, I hope that someone will be able to help me :) I am trying to join two motors normally found in alarm clocks, I wish to join them with a metal cylinder with about a cm bigger diameter than antenna's found on radios. How would I go about joining each motor to each end, I cannot get welding and don't know if it would apply even to such small electronics, soldering seems impossible as it won't join, any advice is much appreciated, thanks P.S The end product would look like the base of a RC car, but without the wheels thanks.
Posted by thewhiz012 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I mean it has bad cords and I don't even know if it is worth it. Is it possible to get shocked even though it is not plugged in if I open it up to look inside? I could get new cords and stuff if the internals are working. I was going to hook it up to a power strip ( the one with a switch) so I could see if it works. But Im nervous, is it worth it? If not i was just going to use the case for something, a refrigerator on the inside with all the inside stuff taken out of the welder itself.
Asked by bobthebuilder728 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Ive been working on a cd welder for battery tab.. very simple car audio capacitor with a battery charger. today i rebuilt the whole thing with new leads wiring and new battery charger that will shut off when it hits a full charge. now it wont charge at all because it apparently wont charge anything thats not a car battery with proper voltage already existing. since the capacitor dumps the charge and leaves nothing, the charger just thinks there is nothing there. can anyone give me a crash course in float chargers and how they work so i can single out what i need and bypass everything else
Asked by snowfox222 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
have always been making things from instructables, but i was limited to office warfare type things knex etc. I have always taken interest in what my dad is doing in the garage. From making me bb gun targets to welding brackets on my bmx bike. My dad was really happy when i started to take an interest in welding. I welded for the first time tonight. He was impressed with me. He said that i can already weld better than a lot of people he knows. this was just something i tacked together.
Posted by ajmerc10 7 years ago
Hi guys i wanna make a welder. i checked https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-ARC-Welder-Part-1-of-2/ there the king uses 8 awg copper cables for the winding of the transformers. here (namibia) they seem to have only 6 or 10 sqare mm cables. can i use 1 of those?
Posted by kefflon 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Hello, I am building a sensor base one modified stock camera for agriculture survey,this sensor will be under a drone. I an looking to build the structure that hold this two camera. I know how to weld using Stick and Mig so i was looking to use mild steel plate, and bend it to get more resistance. but i don't know how to calculate the minimum thickness ( weight is really important). On the photo attached the red circle and opposite screw hold and the blue one is a bigger screw hole. Each of the two camera weight 250 grams and they are 10 cm heigh. All the best Vincent
Posted by VincentD48 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Without welding because the container and metal sheet are kind of too small to weld. I'm thinking of soldering them (I'm desperate) but I'm not sure if it will be effective. There will also a process where I will put the container in a boiling water bath so it is not possible to use adhesives that will melt. I know this sounds weird, but it's a school project. Thanks!
Asked by WilnaC 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I want to build an MOT spot welder and ive already cut the wiring out of the transformer but i noticed while doing so i scraped off what seems to be the coloring off the primary. Will this affect it in any way? Also, i can really tell the power of this transformer? can anyone help?
Asked by dask13 6 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I'm looking to solder the flat ends of nails together to create a crown of nails (headpiece) is solder capable of holding together steel nails in that fashion? If so will they be stuck together well enough to create a relatively heavy headpiece meant to be worn? (approximately 1000 nails)
Asked by phichi 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I want to play around with building a recumbent bike and a rear steer trike type bike but I dont have access to a welder, would gorilla glue or a jbweld like epoxy be strong enough to use?
Asked by l8nite 9 years ago | last reply 2 months ago
Here's a great big THANK YOU to Instructables and Lincoln Electric. I just received my prize pack for the Metal Contest. I love it! The whole package is fantastic, but I can't stop playing with the Mini Multi Angle magnetic clamp. Can someone please tell me how it works? How can I just switch a magnet on and off? I'm intrigued.
Posted by cammers 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi all! I saw this awesome augers on youtube that ppl would build at home if someone has the skills it would be much appreciated if you share! again here is the type of auger I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiF764TE69s&feature;=related Thanks again ppl!!!!
Asked by neoswoosh1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I've googled fire pit and seen some really fantastic designs from John T Unger. I'd love to have something anywhere near as cool as some of his stuff... I have a plasma cutter and a mig welder, however this is my first project with the plasma cutter... so I don't want to try to get too fancy and blow it. The tank is large enough that cut in half I have 2 chances to make something nice. I've googled pumpkin stencils, buddha stencils, flames and flame stencils and dragon stencils. I like arabic art and design along with the list above. Please help with ideas. Thank you!!! Steve
Asked by Ststephen7 9 years ago
I want to build a recumbent bike, but I can't weld. Any other ways to build one. Mabye make one from hockey sticks.
Asked by ANDY! 9 years ago | last reply 1 day ago
I know how to weld. How to weld on a motorcycle?does the battery terminals need to be removed and what other electric components need to be removed so they are not damaged from the increased voltage running through the frame when welding?
Asked by 103curly 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I want to be able to tackle many instructables that involved welding, and to be able to build things like a go-kart chassis, or do cheap car repairs. I know there are lots of types of welding, what is the best for general this-and-that stuff thanks
Asked by sladek 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Asked by wiebevandomburg.hotmail.com 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I’m a trainee oxy welder and I’m welding on inconel 400 and my weld has way too much porosity. I’m pre heating it to the correct temperature, and welding it how I was taught to by my supervisor and I have no clue to what is causing it to be so pores. I keep trying to ask them what is causing my problem but they clam to not know? Any possible solutions or theory’s
Asked by Griffgriffoaw 11 months ago | last reply 10 months ago
I'm building an aluminium frame for a radio controlled car. Will JB weld be strong enough to join the individual rods, and handle a few crashes and rolls? Also the general stresses from acceleration etc. I've got some low temperature welding rods and a blowtorch but having huge problems with adhesion and flow to even get started with a join.
Asked by fiyero666 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I was interested in welding, and I've heard that MIG is a good type to start with. My question is, what are the average costs to you good citizens of Instructables with moderate use/ what were your starting costs?
Asked by The Dark Lord 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Please could any EXPERIENCED WELDER advise me?
Asked by l96470fps 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Oxy acetylene kit with torch and gauges? Is it even possible?
Posted by eric m 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago