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5 Challenging Welding Projects

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Welding is not just a great career but a fun hobby as well. While some welders sell the items they create, others simply build for the sheer enjoyment of creating welded works of art. Here are five challenging projects for welders.

Bike Frame

TIG welders looking for a challenging welding project may want to try welding a frame for a regular bike, mountain bike or even a motorcycle. MIG welding can be used for such a project as well.

To weld a bike frame 1, you will want to first get your bike, lay it flat, and mark out the angles. Motorbike frame welders can use a motorcycle frame jig or frame build.  Precision is key no matter what frames you are welding, as a single mistake could be disastrous.

Utility Trailer

You do not necessarily need welder certification to weld a utility trailer. There are free utility trailer welding plans 2 available online. Take time to consider what type of vehicle will be used to pull the trailer before you start work, as the vehicle you use (be it an RV, bicycle, car or truck) will affect the dimensions you use.

Wagon

Welding a wagon can be a fun project, especially if you have kids or grandkids that would use the wagon regularly. Welding a wagon is also a relatively inexpensive welding project, as it can be done using scrap metal. Welding the axles properly to ensure the wagon is perfectly balanced can be the most challenging part of the project. When you are done, you just need to buy the wheels and spray paint (if desired).

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Garden Gates

Welding garden gates 3 can be a challenging project. A lot of measuring, cutting, and precision are involved to create good-looking iron gates, especially ornamental ones. There are plenty of welded gate design options 4 to pick from, some of which are easier than others. The metal needed for this project can be found in a scrap yard, but you will want to invest in a good quality finish when you are done to ensure that your gate is durable and resilient.

Wine Rack

A DIY welded wine rack can be sold, given as a gift or used as a decorative addition to a home. It can be simple or ornamental in nature and you can create your own customized rack. Use a plan or customize a plan to suit your needs. A lot of precise cutting is involved and you will need 5 a MIG welder and a grinder to smooth the welds when you are done.

If you are looking for fun welding projects, these might be right for you. Not a welder but looking to get the skills? Contact Tulsa Welding School for more information about pursuing welding classes.

Additional Sources:
1 – http://www.wcwelding.com/welding-projects.html
2 – http://www.wcwelding.com/free-utility-trailer-plans.html
3 – http://www.weldmyworld.com/blog/2013/10/advanced-welding-projects-for-experienced-welders.html
4 – http://www.weldmyworld.com/blog/2010/05/welding-gates.html
5 – http://www.weldmyworld.com/blog/2012/12/the-holiday-welding-project-round-up.html