When people think of welding, they think of construction. They think of men working on big metal objects such as cruise or war ships, high rise buildings and bridges. Welding for many is a big task for a big job. But in reality, welding can and is used for all manner of smaller items around the suburbs and in the home. Amateur home handy men and women often drag out their welding equipment to undertake repairs or complete long awaited project in the backyard. If you don’t already own the correct materials or you need some extra tips, go to the experts at http://www.welding.com.au/ for a little advice.
But if you think you’re ready to unleash your inner welder and just need a little push in the right direction, try some of these fun welding projects you can do at home.
Let’s start easy and produce a few garden stakes for those recalcitrant plants in the garden that refuse to stand upright. This is ideal for the beginner as they require little material and can be as simple or complex as you like. Come up with a design, get some relatively short bits of metal and start welding. You’ll soon be ready for something harder.
This is a little more complex, but still relatively easy even for a beginner. Look for something that can be molded like a coat and hat rack; the stand itself should be simple with a base, an upright and however many arms you want. You can devise a system to hold the plants at the end of each arm a number of ways, including hooks or loops, depending on your particular expertise.
A fire pit in the back yard is an all-time favourite with many families. To build this you just need to weld together some corrugated iron and dig a hole in the back yard. Of course, if you want to be a bit more adventurous, you can build a simple frame with a hinged door, a metal grate and an ash catcher. Designs can be easily found on the internet.
This looks a bit more complicated than it actually is. To build a frame all you need to do is weld together a few pieces of pipe or flat metal strips and attach an axle you can either create yourself or buy at a hardware store along with a set of wheels. It’s not only a great welding project, it will prove invaluable to the health of your back as you haul things across your yard.
Finally, this is a project that will make your kids appreciate your welding hobby as much as you do. To be fair, this is going to be one of the more difficult backyard projects you’re going to tackle, and you’ll undoubtedly need a good set of instructions before getting under way. But once you have built this little beauty, the hours of enjoyment to follow will be priceless.
Start with these simple projects and build up to more technical construction jobs as you develop your skills. You never know; get good enough and you might find yourself in a sideline business selling plant holders, go karts and trolleys online.