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    I used to have access to a full blown sheet metal shop, but I guess when it comes down to it, all you really need is a hand grinder, small welder and a framing square... oh yeah, and a pair of Carharts

    I built this in the style of the one sold at TSC. Just need to pick up some pins and a piece of 3/4" plywood. I'll have to wait til next spring to hit it with paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freds View Post
    I used to have access to a full blown sheet metal shop, but I guess when it comes down to it, all you really need is a hand grinder, small welder and a framing square... oh yeah, and a pair of Carharts

    I built this in the style of the one sold at TSC. Just need to pick up some pins and a piece of 3/4" plywood. I'll have to wait til next spring to hit it with paint.
    Nice job...Sure beats paying retail and you get the satisfaction of doing it yourself..
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    Thanks, Bob. It was a nice little project. And I saved forty bucks and a trip into TSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freds View Post
    Thanks, Bob. It was a nice little project. And I saved forty bucks and a trip into TSC.
    Freds - I have posted this before but your project has me wishing I had taken my father in law up on his offer to teach me how to weld. I bought a gas welding outfit for him , he had been welding all his life and was retired on the farm, and he always wanted me to learn and I never took the time...I am sorry now..like the old song goes..Shoulda, woulda & coulda...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by brin View Post
    Freds - I have posted this before but your project has me wishing I had taken my father in law up on his offer to teach me how to weld. I bought a gas welding outfit for him , he had been welding all his life and was retired on the farm, and he always wanted me to learn and I never took the time...I am sorry now..like the old song goes..Shoulda, woulda & coulda...LOL

    My Dad used to say "you'll never learn any younger."

    Get yourself a welder, some scrap metal, some rod and start makin' a mess. I gave up on trying to weld when I was in high school, but I never had anybody show me. Once I bought my place in the country, I bought a crackle box and was determined to teach myself to weld. I was getting pretty frustrated when my Brother in Law, a truck mechanic with a Ryder welding certification was there for the weekend. He took my gloved hand, struck an arc and ran a bead while I was feeling what was going on.

    After that I never looked back. That was about 24 years ago. I did lots of welding around the place on this and that, then about 4 years ago, my industry went down the tube and I took a job as a fork truck mechanic in a large factory maintaining about 80 fork trucks. I figured I would be doing hydraulic, electrical and general repair work. As it turned out, half my time was spent welding together the trucks that were destroyed in the previous days demolition derby. My welding skills went through the roof.

    Nothing substitutes for practice. Go get that welder, a book, some scrap and teach yourself to weld and you will be really proud of yourself and come up with lots of side benefits.

    Good luck with it.


    BTW, kudo's to the original poster. Nothing beats making something useful from scrap iron.
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    Thanks Doc.
    And I agree whole heartedly. Once someone shows you the basics, it's really nothing more than practice after that. At least on your basic steel welding. Seems like there's always something that needs a little welding.

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    I shortened the two fork pieces on my tsc unit and welded them on sideways with a reciever hitch in between. Now I'm thinking of cutting it back off and welding it onto my boxblade. My welds all look like 'big-booger welds' but it's fun and they usually hold..
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    Nice job Fred!! THe only other thing I would do would be to take the grinder and round off all the corners before you spray some paint on it. I HATE SHARP CORNERS, especially when you bump your shin into them!
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    Thanks Kebo. When the warm weather comes next year I'll spend a little time dressing it up. I've got quite a bit of splatter to get rid of, too. One of the downfalls of flux-core.

    That's a good idea with the receiver, Jake. I'll probably leave mine as is. The main reason I made it was for a generator I just ordered. Chances are I'll get the plywood and generator bolted to it and not do another thing with it, lol. It could come in handy for moving pallets though, when I need to also use the bucket and don't want to use my bucket forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake98 View Post
    I shortened the two fork pieces on my tsc unit and welded them on sideways with a reciever hitch in between. Now I'm thinking of cutting it back off and welding it onto my boxblade. My welds all look like 'big-booger welds' but it's fun and they usually hold..
    My early years of welding involved "booger welds" too. I really turned the corner with my welding when I started concentrating on the puddle. Watch the puddle as you move backward and across with your circle. Then watch it again when you come across on your forward circle. Watch the edges of your puddle to see that they have just enough time to melt into the material that you are welding together.

    If you are at the "booger weld" stage, that means you can keep an arc going. Once you can keep the arc going, then you can start concentrating on the puddle.

    The next step after you've learned to move the puddle properly with adequate penetration and no under cut, then start working more on matching your current, rod size and speed for optimum results.

    All this is just more emphasis on what I said in my earliere post.......... practice, practice, practice. In the course of practicing, if something isn't working exactly right, then try something different.

    As your welding gets better, you're pride in it, will drive you to get better. As the complements on your welding start coming, that will provide more motivation to keep on practicing. In the process of doing that, more and more projects are completed, providing useful stuff like Fred's carry all.
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