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Unread 05-31-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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Welding cart build up....

Ok, I started my project. I am still looking for some ideas in the other thread so I thought I would separate the threads. Here are some pictures of the basic design so far of my welding cart. The front support is 24"H and the middle support is 30"H. The base is 40"L X 15"W The deck that will support the welder will be from the top of the front support to about the 20"H point on the middle support. I am still in the design phase but you can see the basic idea. The rear 10" will be for bottles.

The entire structure is made from 1.25" X 1.25" X 1/8" thick angle iron/bed rail basically. The deck for the welder and bottles will be 1/8" plate. Both sections will have added supports on the underside.





Here are a few of my corner welds:




and a few of the final product after cleaning up the rear corners:




Comments and questions are welcome. Feel free to critique my welds. I can always use more input.

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Well, I was able to get a little more work done this morning. You can see how it will basically be now. I did try to run a few beads instead of tack welding, so let me know what you think. On with the pictures.





Here is where I plan to make supports for the decks.


Here are the wheels that I chose and where I plan to put them. The front casters will be offset to the sides a little for a wider stance.


Here is one of the better welds


I also picked up some 1/2" round stock to bend into tool holders, cord hooks, etc. I got some 3/4 X 3/4 square stock to make the front handle out of. The only thing I am still on the fence about is what to use for the deck. Someone told me 1/4" plate for the top and 1/8" for the bottom. So let me know what you think.
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These pics will help give a better idea of how big it is






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Looks good, good penetration.
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Looks good. Great idea.
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Thanx guys. hope to have this done in the next few days.
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you using gas with those welds or flux core wire?
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Those were with gas.
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Looks good bro...I have a design now for my cart
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Here is one of the better welds

From the looks of it, you need a bit more heat to burn it in more and maybe move a little bit faster. I think it will hold though. Ive been needing a cart for bottles lately. The cart my welder and plasma are on is stainless and i dont want to weld a bottle rack to it lol. I dont even have a rack for my hobart stickmate....Thanks for the ideas!
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From the looks of it, you need a bit more heat to burn it in more and maybe move a little bit faster. I think it will hold though. Ive been needing a cart for bottles lately. The cart my welder and plasma are on is stainless and i dont want to weld a bottle rack to it lol. I dont even have a rack for my hobart stickmate....Thanks for the ideas!

Yea I looked that weld over again and its not as thick as it looks. It actually has very good penetration. I ground it clean and it looks good to me. This cart is actually ending up bigger than I thought I would like but in the end it will be holding alot. The bottom rack for now will be for my tool box etc but eventually will either hold a stick welder or plasma cutter.

Thanx for the weld advice. My instructor said turn up the heat a bit too.
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Looks good bro...I have a design now for my cart

measure twice cut once but hey, the materials were free.
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WELL I finally got to do some more work on my cart and I think the end is near. Here are some pics of the wheels mocked up in the front. They will be bolted to those plates and I will gusset the design on top so the plate does not bend.




I also got the back wheel bolts welded on. Now to just figure out how to make the Nuts stay in place.









And finally the top deck supports. For now these will hold the welder up but when I can get some more sheet metal I will skin the top deck.
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IT is finally to the point where I can start to use it.

Here are a few general shots of it.






Future home of the Fire Extinguisher


Clamp rail and gun/ground hanger


A catch all for Tips, wrenches, soap stone, pliers, etc. Threw it togeather in class


And for those of you that got terrified about the bottle not being secure. Here is my Temp fix.



Now the only things left to do are to skin the decks with sheetmetal and add the front pull handle.

Then Paint and its DONE!!!!!!!!!
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Nice cart! I like the pics of it on the living room floor

"Honey, can you pass me the remote for the TV... it's sitting on the welder."




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