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3 Fun and Fast Home Welding Projects

3 Fun and Fast Home Welding Projects

If you’re a home based project welder, you’re always on the lookout for new, interesting and fun welding projects you can construct in your home welding workshop.

The follow is list of three quick and easy projects you can knock-out during a weekend or evening session in your home welding workspace:

Spark Plug Holder

Miller Welding has a very cool, tutorial with step-by-step instructions illustrating the creation of your own spark plug holder. The guys at Miller break the project down into an eight step process, and estimate an hour for completion. 

Equipment wise, they recommend:

  • TIG welding machine
  • Plasma cutting tool
  • Grinder
  • Square
  • Center Punch
  • Drill Bits
  • Wire brush

For project materials, they recommend a 6” x 6” piece of 16 gauge steel. Alternative thicknesses and materials such as aluminum or stainless steel are suitable substitutes.

Follow this link to download the complete tutorial, and this link to download a PDF design schematic.

Welding Cart

Baker’s Safety has a nice tutorial on how to build your own welding cart.

Equipment wise, they suggest beginning with a set of formal plans—follow this link to find some great build-your-own welding cart plans. They don’t recommend a specific welding process, but I’m going to say MIG welding is your best bet.


You’ll also need:

  • Plasma cutting tool
  • Grinder
  • Wire brush

For project materials, you’ll need steel rods to construct the frame, and sheet metal to create the shelves. Stainless steel and aluminum will also work for this project. And last, but by no means least, you’ll need some cart wheels for your cart. Appropriate wheel size depends on the size your cart.

Follow this link for the Baker’s Safety Build Your Own Welding Cart tutorial.

Firewood Caddy

Mitchell Dillman, from Log Furniture, offers a great how-to video on building a firewood caddy for your porch, deck or living room.

For his tutorial, Mitchell happens to have some left over wrought iron from a previous porch railing project. You may not have that kind of material lying around, and steel or aluminum will work, but if you’re going to put this piece in your home, you want something with a bit more decorative quality. If this is the case, it may be worthwhile to spring for the wrought iron, it will ultimately look much better standing next to your hearth.

Mitchell sketches his own basic design (you can pause the video and make a quick copy), cuts the iron with a metal band-saw, welds the frame together using a MIG welder, and finally cleans things up with a wire brush.

Follow this link and you can watch Mitchell’s complete how to build a firewood caddy YouTube video tutorial.



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