Overview of Welding

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Welding is one of the oldest methods for joining two metallic objects together, and holds a huge importance on today’s industrial activity. With the right materials, and proper training , you can partake in a few easy welding projects where you can turn old and seemingly useless materials into something awesome. Before you get started, there are a few items to check before commencing your project.

  • Whip up a rough sketch of the general ideas for your project, and be sure to check for the balance of design, practicality, and etc. Get down to the specifics of section sizes, angles, lengths, etc.
  • If your project is particularly large, then you may want to include bolts where necessary so you can take your project apart for transportation.
  • It may be a good idea to make a list of the items you will need and their quantity. The last thing you want is to realize you have missing parts when you need them ASAP.
  • You want to plan out the sequence and assembly of your project in the most practical way possible. If you need to do a lot of drilling for example, be sure you’re not doing it overhead.

Here’s a few welding project ideas to get you started:

  • Fire Pit
  • Welding Table
  • Hand Truck
  • Tool Rack
  • Garden Bench
  • Simple Metal Art
  • Barbecue Grill

If you’re able to get good enough at welding, you could easily make a career out of it. There are companies that offer welding services, including Oxy-Acetylene welding, aluminum repair, and fabrication services.

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