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The TAB Guide to DIY Welding : Hands-on Projects for Hobbyists, Handymen, and Artists by Jackson Morley

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CHAPTER 4

 

Metalworking Studio

The freedom to create whatever you want whenever you want has its advantages, and setting up your own metal shop can be a rewarding experience. However, to build a functioning metal shop from scratch can cost quite a bit. On top of the thousands of dollars you may spend on tools, you also need to consider electrical work, maintenance, utility costs, and any custom building that needs to be done for safety. As I’ve mentioned a few times already, I discourage new metalworkers from doing this until they have spent some time creating work in an existing metal shop. Of course, I understand that not everybody has access to a metal shop, so in this chapter I’ll review some things to keep in mind when and if you have to ...

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