General Welding Projects

Discussion in 'Fabrication & Body Work' started by tx_shooter, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    I looked around for a thread of non-Toyota welding projects and did not find one that was not suffering from previous issues so I guess I will start another one.

    Thread is for general metal/welding projects that are not Toyota specific. I volunteered to make a few things for a benefit for a family in my neighborhood. I did not expect horseshoes to be a crafty commodity but managed to find some reasonably cheap. I have a few more things to weld up before next weekend.

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  2. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, go fuck off

    Awesome man... great work.
     
  3. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    Might as well turn the title into "Adam's welding shop" lol



    For those horseshoes you should check flea markets
     
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  4. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    Adam would have to post more often then.

    I am finding good deals with farriers. This way they do not have to deal with people wanting to hand pick 2 or 3 shoes and leave the rest.
     
  5. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    Little bit of Sunday welding today. Brackets for some rood access ladders im throwing up tomorrow. To make these I start with one long piece of flat bar, drill all the holes with the mag drill first then start cutting the pieces. So instead of of cutting the tab completely through I cut 90% through then bend it over with a hammer. Makes it so it all lines up perfect with no fit up. I really need to get a press brake though.


    Set of handrails and a carport we did earlier in the week also 20180708_130727.jpg IMG_20180705_224232_630.jpg
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  6. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    For that you would need a press and a press break. So still another couple hundred more but really worth it. I have one in a shopping cart at SWAG but am waiting on a few bills to cool off first.
     
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  7. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    Picked up some metal this morning to knock out some projects on the honey-do list. My sammich maker was not impressed at the price of steel.

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  8. tex

    tex Keeper of the 10mm sockets

    Whatcha making?
     
  9. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    All sorts of crap - lizard enclosures, new/better hitch rack for my 4R, a new fire cover for my M-in-Law, and some of it is to try a few new ideas on.
     
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  10. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, go fuck off

    I'm not saying its not a bondage bench.. but its a bondage bench.
     
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  11. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    Whatever it takes to tie me to my work to get these ideas out of my head.
     
  12. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    Yep steel has doubled since January.
     
  13. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    Couple more recent projects for cotton Patch cafe 20180724_173550.jpg 20180724_173649_001.jpg 20180724_173609.jpg
     
  14. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    @achirdo how much does materials usually run for the metal pergolas?

    Thinking 15' off my back porch and 25' across.
     
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  15. MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 amateur professional

    I want a driveway cover like that
     
  16. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    About a grand Using 6" Purlins, 4" square posts, and 24ga r panel
     
  17. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    Wow that is a lot less than I would have expected.
     
  18. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, go fuck off

    x2!!
     
  19. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing spare time Staff Member

    I have a pergola project in mind and with that kind of materials cost it is more likely to happen.
     
  20. achirdo

    achirdo 2WD FTW

    C Purlin and reciever channel is the cheapest way to build structures like that.
     

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