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Welding Project Ideas For Halloween

Halloween is fast becoming one of the most popular holidays for decorating your home. With your welder and a Halloween welding project or two, you can create your own horrifyingly creative Halloween decorations. As always, the hardest part of getting started is coming up with ideas. I have put together a list of my favorite […]

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25 Cutlery Welding Projects: Silverware Arts & Crafts

You’ve got a box of old silverware and a welder. Now what?  How about trying your hand at cutlery art or silverware crafts? Cutlery art offers an opportunity for the hobbyist welder to create home decor, garden art, and sculpture items from silverware and kitchen utensils. Whether you’re interested in cutlery welding projects for yourself, […]

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MIG Welding with 100% CO2 Shielding Gas

Ever wonder why some welders prefer MIG welding with 100% CO2 shielding gas instead of using a blend of argon and CO2 that’s designed for MIG? Used to shield the weld from contamination, CO2 is plain-old carbon dioxide. It’s the same stuff used to extinguish fires, carbonate your beer and soda, and keep them cold. […]

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33 Rebar Welding Projects for Garden, Barn & Home

You’ve purchased a welder and completed the welding projects it was initially intended for and now wonder what’s next?  Why not start with a few rebar welding projects? Rebar is readily available at your local home supply store, steel supply store or you can roundup some scrap rebar and recycle it.  Rebar is an inexpensive […]

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25 Horseshoe Welding Projects From Easy to Extraordinary

Whether you’re a weekend hobbyist welder, a blacksmith or a professional welder, horseshoes offer endless possibilities for useful metalworking projects. Horseshoe welding projects make great gifts, rustic home or barn decor pieces, garden art, sculpture and so much more.  This fun hobby can also evolve into a nice side hustle to make extra money selling […]

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What Size Wire for Welder Extension Cord? 120V/240V

Need to know what size wire for welder extension cord safety and performance? There’s no doubt that a lightweight, undersized cord can derail your welding project. With long runs, extra resistance can lead to cord-melting heat, shorts, and even fire.  At a minimum, you can expect voltage to drop, causing poor weld performance and tripped […]

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Can You Weld Black Iron Pipe? (Is It Safe?)

With threaded connections and a choice of sizes, it’s easy to create projects from the black pipe and fittings found at home improvement stores or in scrap piles. But can you weld black iron pipe?  Its unique feel and appearance adds a great vintage/industrial look to any plans—but do you have any idea what the […]

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