I finally got to start a cart for my recently purchased welder.
It isn't quite done yet but football was starting so I had to call it a day. It is made from 1"x1"x0.125" square tubing and 1"x1"x0.125" angle iron. The tall uprights will be cut off at an ergonomic height and welded on at 90 degrees to make handles so it can be picked up and wheeled around (think wheel barrow). The welder will sit on the upper shelf. The bottom shelf will support the bottle and have storage for mask, gloves, etc. I don't know what I am going to fill in the shelves with yet. It will either be plywood or expanded metal.
Just looking for some input before I finish it up.
tanks in the front? IMO that will make it much harder to move around, i would have put the tanks in the rear, closer to the wheels so you would not be lifting as much weight to move it, nor would you have to fight tanks being in the way to move it either.
and as said above, use metal. wood will burn, and you know slog will hit the cart.
Tanks in the front not over the wheels. I use an 80 cf tank so weight shouldn't be a problem. If I find it too heavy, I will cut the posts off and weld on some wheels. I decided to go with just 2 wheels and the wheel barrow type design to save money and to prevent roll aways.
Got some time to work on it today. Just about done. Need to get the materials to make the bottom shelf and paint it. Paint will have to wait til it is nicer outside so I can open the garage door and not fumigate myself.
The two posts holding the cables up are just bed legs I had left over from cutting up the bed frame.
I don't have any good pictures of welds because, frankly, they aren't that nice. Overall I'm happy with it though.
Looks Good!..I'm with wushaw about putting a handle across there to make rolling it around one handed much easier
Don't DREAM your life, LIVE your dreams
Never forget 9/11
"Welding is like a woman,Get 'er HOT and Penetrate"
Gotta LOVE a person who knows everything about NOTHING
The only Thing necessary for the Evil to win is a good man to do nothing....
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,compassionate with the aged,sympathetic with the striving,and tolerant with the weak and strong--because someday YOU will have been all of these"....George Washington Carver
Thanks guys. The tank is secure with some wire until I can get a proper strap. I'll think about the cross-bar. With the tank and everything, it is kind of heavy to maneuver with 1 hand. Here is one of my welds.
Looks good, nice welds. That always seems to be the first project with a new welder. What I did was to use wheels on all for corners with two of them being swivel. Also made a handle, towel rack style. It is much easier to maneuver that way. Diamond plate makes for great shelf material too.