welding

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


where are there classes to TIG weld?

Asked by raygonzo25 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


What is the standard thumb rule for welding rod consumption for 1ton fabrication?

Pls answer this querry.

Asked by vivekair 8 years ago | last reply 1 year ago


Has any one got a how to on building a water welder?

Asked by fgask1949 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Why do you need shielding gas for a mig welder?

 I am new to welding and have many questions. Is the gas held in a separate container or held in the welder itself?

Asked by airsofter1 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


arc welder/spot welder? Answered

Can an old small arc welder be used to make a spot welder? It's a 60 yr. old Grindl. A stamping on it says input amps 20, sec. amps rated .80- 80, welding volts 20, max open cir volts 80.

Asked by hjones47222222 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Wireless TIG welder foot pedal?

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



Can a ARC WELDER be converted to a SPOT WELDER?

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

Asked by yeagerxp 9 years ago | last reply 3 days ago



Welding as a craft subject listed under crafts and also some nice welding projects

Let's add Welding as a craft subject listed under crafts and also get some nice welding projects.

Posted by geezerbeast 2 years ago


"Welding" Plastic

What is the best way of "welding" or joining two pieces of plastic? The type of plastic I'm using is the translucent material used in milk containers.

Posted by BrianKT 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


How much voltage and current used in Arc welding? Answered

How much minimum  voltage and current is required to make arc welding?

Asked by Rajkumar2506 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Remove RF welding

I am trying to build a small tent and bag.  i have some nylon fabric that have been RF welded before. Is there any way to remove this welding so that i can reuse the material ?

Posted by tingtong74 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How can I weld/ fuse aluminium without a welder? Answered

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



Spot welding 1.5V battery tabs Answered

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


Fabric welding, no sew, hf/rf welding

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


Is there a specific rod to be used for welding aluminum together?

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


need help welding

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


Arc Welding Advice?

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


What thing is that red dust? Answered

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!

Asked by rimar2000 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago



cheapest welder for aluminum?

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



Joining two small pieces of metal with a metal cylinder tube

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


My Grandpa has a Lincoln 225 Stick Welder but it is really beat up. Is it worth trying to fix? Answered

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


how to bypass the safety on a battery charger?

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


First time welding (and im 14)

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


diy welding mahine cable size?

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


Welded structure for 2 camera

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


How can I connect a thin sheet of metal inside a circular metal container?

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


MOT spot welder?

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 steel nails together, is this possible and how strong will the bond be?

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


How do I attach 2 pieces of metal together without a welder and still be structurally sound?

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


Metal Contest - Thank you Instructables and Lincoln Electric

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


How do I build a two man auger like this one on youtube? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiF764TE69s&feature=related

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 have a plasma cutter and an 80 gallon tank to make a fire pit. I need help on the design Thanks,Steve

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


How strong is JB weld compared to real welding? Answered

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


Welding Classes?

I really want to learn how to weld but don't know where I can go.  Does anyone know a class or workshop in Kansas City, Missouri were a can learn to weld?

Posted by H20 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


welding a motorcycle?

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 learn how to weld? Answered

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


liquid weld

I patched the bottom of an iron pan we use for camping with liquid weld, is it safe to eat food cooked in the pan?

Posted by thinkingtank 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago



Help my oaw weld puddle is building and creating porosity ?

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


Is JB weld strong enough for an aluminium RC car frame?

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


Average MIG welding costs?

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


i have a mig welder and my welds form in balls, i have to grind them down for ages, how can i make them pool?

Please could any EXPERIENCED WELDER advise me?

Asked by l96470fps 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Backpack Welder

Check out this awesome backpack welder; I saw it in a Farm Show magazine.  It would be fun if someone made an Instructable of one of these.

Posted by robbtoberfest 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Can anyone make an instructable on building a gas welding gas kit?

Oxy acetylene kit with torch and gauges? Is it even possible?

Posted by eric m 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago