Artisan welding projects: 25 decorative projects for hobby by Karen Ruth

By Karen Ruth

Artisan Welding initiatives brings jointly venture designs and whole instructions for development 25 leading edge, never-before-published metal-work initiatives. This publication takes good goal at growing to be numbers of beginner welding and blacksmith lovers who're taking over the pastime as reasonably cheap but full-featured welding gear turns into generally on hand. It positive factors the most recent in welding apparatus and methods, and provides initiatives which are either sensible and decorative. it's the excellent publication for budding paintings and craft welders, the biggest turning out to be section of the swiftly increasing DIY welding marketplace.

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MAKE THE SHELF 1. Before cutting the shelf (C) to size, measure between the outside faces of the front and side legs to make sure this dimension is correct. Cut the shelf to size. 2. Make 1 × 1" cutouts in each corner of the shelf, using a plasma cutter, oxyacetylene torch, or bandsaw. Note that the square tube has slightly rounded edges, so round the cutouts to match. 3. Mark each leg at 5" from the bottom. 4. Align the shelf with the marks and tack-weld in place. Make sure the shelf is level before finish welding.

2. Stand a side panel on its back leg with the flush side facing outward. Align a crossbar with the top of the leg, check for square, and tack-weld in place. 3. Align a second crossbar flush with the bottom of the leg, check for square, and tack-weld in place. 4. Align the second side panel with the crossbars; check for square and tack-weld in place. 5. Align the third crossbar flush with the tops of the front legs. Tack-weld in place. 6. Measure the diagonals across the back. Both diagonals should be equal.

Cut along the lines using a plasma cutter or oxyacetylene torch to create the legs (A). 4. Remove slag and grind off any cutting imperfections on the three triangles. 5. Cut a 1⁄8" notch in a piece of black pipe and insert the pipe in a bench vise. 6. Insert about 1⁄4" of the pointed end of the triangle into the notch and bend slightly. Insert more of the leg and bend again. Continue inserting and bending until the point contacts the opposite side (see photo, right). 7. Bend the leg around the outside of the pipe one full turn.

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