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    Default Welding Stand

    This will be the first project with my little welder, kind of a corny project but something I can use right now.

    I picked this piece of 3" tube, with a 8"x8"x3/8" plate on each end.

    I got this from SIMS surplus at $0.65/lb. It weighs about 30 lbs, but they felt sorry for me and gave it to me for 20 lbs. LOL

    Then I got this piece of 5/8" plate, it's 11.5" x 12". It may weigh about 20 lbs also, I'm not exactly sure.

    I'm just going to stick weld it using 7018. A bit late for stick welding so will do that tomorrow, I need to do that outside.

    I will use this mostly for practice, but can use it for a small welding stand.

    I'll add a couple pics after I weld it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aland View Post
    Well, I am a bit embarrassed to say I took a wire wheel to this stand and since there was only 4" difference in the plate, I just used it as-is.

    I need a better place to weld, and have some ideas, but this will work in the meantime.

    I ran some beads with 6013, 6011 and 7018.

    6013 was easier for me than the 6011, and my friend kept telling me, "Just let me know when you're using 6011 so I can keep clear...".

    7018 was the most solid looking bead to me. I didn't take any pics...

    We also tried some hf start tig and welded up 2 pieces of mild steel that he was using for a t-nut on a South Bend lathe. I would have milled it from solid, but it worked to weld it.


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