The TAB Guide to DIY Welding

Author: Jackson Morley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071799699
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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GET STARTED WITH METAL INERT GAS (MIG) WELDING! A practical guide with step-by-step instructions and hands-on projects for newcomers to metalwork and MIG welding The TAB Guide to DIY Welding shows you how to get started with MIG welding and metalworking. Inside, you'll find illustrated step-by-step instructions for making useful objects for around the home, as well as fun artistic projects. This easy-to-follow book takes you through setting up a metalworking studio, finding local resources for materials, and the safe operation of metal studio tools. Everything you need to know about MIG welding is here in one handy resource. You'll learn what steel is made of and the principles behind electrical welding. Then you'll learn how to acquire new steel, how to interface with steel suppliers, and how to find your own salvaged steel. After the basic principles of metalworking, hand and power tools are covered--and they're put to use through hands-on projects that allow you to develop new welding skills and establish building blocks for future tasks. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to create successful metal projects on your own, like a pro! Illustrated instructions with photos and drawings provide step-by-step procedures and clear explanations Projects include useful items for around your home and garden, including a log holder, plant stands and tables, a rolling garden cart, and a barbeque grill Easy-to-follow examples and explanations for beginning artists, DIYers, and hobbyists Expert advice from an experienced teacher of MIG welding courses Course supplement for classroom and shop instruction A list of online and local resources to help beginning metalworkers access a metalworking community

Artisan Welding Projects

Author: Karen Ruth
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589232808
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Provides project designs and complete directions for building 24 innovative metal-work projects. Features the latest in welding equipment and techniques, and offers projects that are both practical and ornamental"--Provided by publisher.

Ready Set Weld

Author: Kimberli Matin
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600592621
Format: PDF
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Welding made effortless! With simple techniques targeted to a wide and general audience, this guide eliminates the intimidation from an all-too-often technical craft. Rather than creating a manual workbook with elaborate, complicated drawings and instructions, Kimberli Matin takes readers on a journey of creative discovery. With purchased steel rod and bar or found metal parts from a salvage yard, plus basic, easy-to-use tools, she shows how to construct 25 whimsically attractive items. From a garden chair fashioned from an old tractor seat and odd parts to a stunning tri-fold screen and a delicate, filigreed plant stand, these great projects will make welders out of everyone!

Welding Complete 2nd Edition

Author: Michael A. Reeser
Publisher:
ISBN: 159186691X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"First published in 2009 by Creative Publishing international, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc."--Verso title page.

Horseshoe Crafts

Author: Barbie The Welder
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631581473
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The sturdy metal of horseshoes meets exciting home crafting in this inventive book. Horseshoe Crafts provides thirty welding projects for you to try at home, whether you are a beginning welder or a more experienced crafter. Author and expert horseshoe crafter Barbie the Welder walks you through the steps. Providing introductory chapters on welding safety and introductory basics, Horseshoe Crafts enables you to learn the skills you’ll need to begin to make fantastic art and décor from new or used horseshoes. In this book, you’ll find step-by-step projects, a list of what tools you’ll need, and instructions on how to set your machines, as well as guidelines on how to finish up a variety of projects such as wine racks, paper towel holders, bowls, and picture frames. Additionally, included are tips on creating a host of outdoor ornaments such as wind chimes, flower pot holders, crosses, and more for décor that will be a welcome addition anywhere. Richly photographed and filled with step-by-step instructions, Horseshoe Crafts will help you weld an array of fun and inventive home furnishings.

The Art of Sculpture Welding

Author: Kristi Richardson McCoy
Publisher: Industrial Press
ISBN: 9780831135164
Format: PDF
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This extraordinary book includes over 40 sets of project plans for all personalities, skill levels and interests that are specifically designed for students, beginning welders, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. Many of the plans have been built multiple times by students and others. The plans are easy to read and the projects are meant to motivate the reader to want to learn the welding and fabrication processes. All plans include a list of materials, dimensions, special notes as needed, and any commentaries about special equipment that might be necessary to complete the project. The cost of building each project varies but generally can be made for under $5. Many local welding shops and companies that build with sheet metal have scraps laying around that they are willing to donate to schools for student use. In this case, the projects can be made at very little cost to a school or individual.

Mad About Metal

Author: Monica Fischer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510730206
Format: PDF, ePub
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Craft metal has endless decorative possibilities. It is pliable and can be wrapped around or adhered to any surface you can imagine. This book is all about using colored craft metal? decorating it by means of embossing, cutting out designs, adding further color, taking away color and filling in 3D designs, and much more?to customize found objects for your home. You will learn more about the metal and supporting mediums, as well as how to use the tools and familiarize yourself with several techniques?all of which can be applied in making more than fifty decorative and functional items provided in this book. The original projects were designed and created specifically to showcase a variety of techniques and applications, including: Transferring and tracing designs Creating texture by means of inexpensive handheld tools or manual processes Using an embossing machine such as the cuttlebug? for textures, patterns and die-cuts Finishing techniques such as sanding, ageing and painting Upcycling and repurposing Tips and tricks to simplify processes The projects range from beginner to advanced levels and from quick ideas to masterpieces that will take longer to complete. Magnificent photographs of the finished objects will inspire you while step-by-step instructions and photographs will help you to get started right away.

Learn to Weld

Author: Stephen Blake Christena
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610589009
Format: PDF, Docs
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DIVMaster MIG welding and the metal fabrication techniques you need to repair, create, and duplicate projects in your home welding studio. Learn to Weld starts with the basics: setting up your studio, the right safety gear and safety procedures, and the equipment and materials you will need to begin with welding. With the help of step-by-step metalworking photos and tutorials, you will learn detailed techniques for cutting and grinding, and for joinery using a MIG welder. Practice the techniques and projects, and you’ll soon be able to repair, create, and duplicate metal fabrication projects in your own welding studio. Best of all, you will have both the fundamental skills and the confidence you need to create whatever is in your imagination. With Learn to Weld you’ll be equipped to conquer a world of welding projects./div

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

Author: Peter Parkinson
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1785000225
Format: PDF, Docs
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Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, looking behind the work at the richness and diversity of an area of sculpture that deserves to be far better known. Topics covered include the role and purpose of sculpture, the particular qualities of sculpture made from scrap metal and the practical processes involved in its making. It also covers sources of scrap metal, identifying metals, reviewing metalworking techniques, creative approaches, different types of sculpture, and the making, finishing and installation of pieces of sculpture. This book will be of great interest to blacksmiths, sculptors and metalworkers and is beautifully illustrated with 108 colour photographs from work by professional sculptors and students, showcasing a range of different approaches.

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors Hobbyists and Artists

Author: Dustyn Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071741682
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.