|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 105 days ago||863 views||0 times favorited||46 replies|
105 days ago
So I really do not have any welding real experience. But I purchased a Hobart AC stickmate welder new about a year ago anticipating welding up a shop building. The full time guy who works for us can weld really well and he has been welding out I beam trusses together, welding the purlins onto the building and basically doing a lot of welding.
I now have an itch for doing some welding myself. I spent about 3 hours on youtube just watching stick welding videos and now I am just itching to lay my first real weld.
When we get into our new shop, I want to weld up a sheet / lumber rack out of 4X4 square tubing and angle iron. I also plan on welding up some very heavy duty flat bed carts. I plan on keeping a dedicated breaker set in our box for our welder so that we can do minor repairs or fabrications from time to time at our shop with minimal set up. Maybe we can weld up a metal table for doing welding projects on and let the table live outside so that we are not welding inside a wood shop environment…
So not sure how many if any woodworkers enjoy a little welding???
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net