Welding for Hobby
So, I have developed a new passion to learning Welding. Primarily for my hobby related projects such as stuff around the house, building add-ons for my Jeep, servicing my Antenna Tower should there arise a need to fix broken rungs on it, etc. This has been going on since last fall, and have been exploring quite a bit… watching several YT videos, reading up on things, visiting several nearby welding stores to ask questions, etc.
I finally bit the bullet this last Sunday (May 20th 2017) and went and purchased some basic gear/tools required to get into welding. It is my hope that I will learn more about this skillset and build a few useful projects around the house. And, hopefully teach my daughter and son a few of my learnings should they have a use of it to build/fabricate projects etc.
I have a handful of projects I would like to kick off right off the bat:
- Welding table – no larger than 6×4′ that can not only serve as a welding table, but also as a one-stop cart for all things welding related. such as vise, brackets and shelves to hold tools. Wheels to move around the garage or my workshop area.
- Custom stand for our Big Green Egg
- Custom off-road trailer for my Jeep (perhaps modding a military M416 or M1101 trailers – pictures below). A much larger aspiration project, but, doable once I gain some experience welding and Lord willing.
- Custom carriers for my yard Golf-cart
But, as they say, “crawl, walk, run”. I intend to keep these welding pages up to date as I learn more. Please also follow my YouTube channel for videos on this topic/taglines.
First Step (Gear Acquisition) Pictures: