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Unread 10-27-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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My FREE Welding Cart

Well when I first got my welder a few months ago, I had it sitting on a cut-down moving dolley. Today I decided to chop up and old weight lifting bench I had laying around to make a new cart for my welder.

The base

then added the side supports

Not too bad I dont think. Only my 2nd time using this welder. (what looks like spatter on the left side is actually bubbled paint. I only ground the powercoat of the immediate weld area)

the general idea minus the tank mount

All Painted

All finished and tucked away

I think it turned out pretty good, and I feel alot better having the welder off the floor and right at arms lenght for adjustments. Also wheels easily wih 1 finger. WHat do ya guys think for my first project?

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Unread 10-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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looks solid, work smarter not harder. if i had a larger welder id be worried, but i got a miller suitcase. you actually gave me an idea to use the metal from a weight bench. i have 2 in my attic.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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looks good and the best part is it's free and you made it yourself!
i just baught my first mig welder 2 weeks ago (hobart 187) and can't wait to start building little projects like this. your cart has me thinking about that old toolbox in the back of my garage haha... thanks for the idea
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Unread 10-28-2009, 03:00 AM   #4
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Make sure you run a piece of chain or something around that tank. Looks good.
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Unread 10-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #5
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theres a piece of wire for now (cant see it). Lowes was closed by the time I got done. Getting some chain today .

Thanks guys
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Unread 10-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #6
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Looks good!,i made my cart from an old universal weight machine we had before we bought a bowflex.

Just a thought.may want to put some sides on top where the machine sits,so it won't ever slip off of it and hit the floor hard.
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Looks solid. I think it's good to have a handle so you can easily push/pull it.
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Unread 10-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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Looks solid. I think it's good to have a handle so you can easily push/pull it.
Definitly a good idea, Have to find some more metal for that as well as making little sides on the top shelf so the welder doesn't fall off. I mean its heavy, but there is always that chance!

and to the guys that were gonna build you own-Post em up when ya finish em!
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My cart i built recently from an old Universal weight machine,all from scrap steel,the little angle used for the pull handle is 1 1/2 " angle from an old bedframe,people throw them out and i collect them,you wouldn't beleive the things i make out of them ..lol
I have i think maybe 20.00 in the cart,thats what i payed for the front wheels for it,the back wheels are from an old push mower,i needed something that would roll around on grass and dirt/sand since i have no big shop yet,all i have at the moment is a 14x14 storage shop/shed to store all my tools and equipment,will be building a 40x60 shop soon though.
I built the cart a little higher than most people do,the bottom of the welder is about 4 foot high which is about the same height as my temporary work table,i wanted the extra shelves to haul around different types of wire spools and extra tools with it,the bottle is chained in.
I have yet to paint the cart,just got off a long hours nightshift Nuclear power plant outage,so had no time yet.

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Unread 11-04-2009, 07:46 PM   #10
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looks good ironworker. I like that yours is up high like that. And good choice on wheels if yours will be used outside n stuff
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