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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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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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How to Become a Welder: Steps to a Professional Career

When erecting the 5.4-ton Iron pillar of Delhi in India at around 310 A.D., the workers could not know how much influence welding would have on the world today. Sixteen hundred years later, our progress beyond the ancient forge-welding process is evident. Anywhere you look there are bridges, skyscrapers, airplanes, and even cell phones, all […]

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The 7 (Or So) Best Welding Books in My Library

It’s a great time to take up welding. Welders have never been more affordable, safer, or easier for beginners to use. While new welders are easy to use, developing basic skills and knowledge can ensure you’ll enjoy welding. Beginner frustration (lack of success) can end a hobby before the fun begins. But you can avoid disappointment […]

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