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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 16

 

Plant Stand

Making a plant stand is my way of coming up with a project that starts you using a welding table as a layout tool. With soapstone, basic squares, and a flat, square steel table, you’ll be able to create all kinds of projects. This is also a fun project to start using scrap metal. However, I won’t assume that you can find scrap metal, so you’ll cut out some pieces of 10-gauge steel using the torch or plasma cutter.

What You Need

• 10-gauge steel

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• Hand tools

• A grinder

• A metal–inert gas (MIG) welder

Instructions

1. The main trick to this project is to lay out two parallel lines on your welding table. ...

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