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Welding as a Hobby

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Welding just doesn’t have to be about fixing cars or working on buildings.  There are many ways that it can be put to use for fun projects and art.  Sure it can be used on home repairs, but what about creating something that will let you have fun with the process.

The skill of welding can be used to also create art.  If you are creative and looking for a new way in which to express yourself, maybe welding will help.  Using welding as an art form allows you the ability to create large pieces that can be truly inspiring.  You can also create smaller items to decorate your home such as candleholders, wind chimes and yard art.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

But it’s not as easy as running out to the hardware store and buying a welder.  You must first become educated on the technique and be aware of all the safety precautions that should be followed.  If welding seems like something that interests you as a way to create, many schools will let you visit and see what is required before you sign up.

As with any skill, the more you practice the better you will become.  You may decide that working on larger pieces isn’t necessarily for you.  If that is the case, you may want to consider working with jewelry; the welding involved in jewelry making doesn’t use as much heat and is done on a smaller scale.  Depending on your interests there is a type of welding that will work for you.

Another thing to take into consideration before you set out on your welding hobbies is space.  It is important that you have a space available that you can dedicate as your welding area.  This is important because of the sparks and fumes that are involved with large scale welding.  It is important that your area be well ventilated and has enough room for your equipment.

With that being said, welding can be a very rewarding hobby.  There are many project ideas available and with a little practice you may become amazed at what you can create.

Ed C.


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