I was surfing around the internet and found a great article, about a person who constructed a car from scrap metal and old stainless steel window frames, and I thought to myself, what kind of crazy welding projects can be out there?
After another search, I also found something that blew my mind. A giant giraffe, about 20 feet tall, was standing in an Indian guy’s back yard, all shined up and ready for a photo shoot.
So I was thinking how fun welding can be.
Imagine having an entire back yard complete with comic book heroes, giant animals or fancy cars! No really I am not crazy. LOL That is what you call a fun house.
But this is just the beginning for this incredible hobby. Imagine all those bright sparks flying and how amazing it looks. The crackling noise of melting steel fusing together. It is music to my ears.
People tend to do things out of passion. So combine that with having a lot of time on your hands and you can create the most amazing stuff ever.
However is welding difficult?
Of course not…
I mean sure you have to spend some quality time practicing. With the proper guidance, you can be a great welder in no time.
Just start with something easy, like building a shop stool.
This do it yourself beginner stool, has no need for complex materials. You only need square pieces of steel that you can use as a seat, and some iron brackets for the legs.
If you don’t want to buy these things you can always use old stuff you find at home or the junk yard. For example, if you have a steel counter stuffed away in your attic, you can use its door for the seat, and if you have some burglar guards lying around, they can be of great use for the leggings.
But how far can this skill take you?
Well think about having an army of metal soldiers guarding your house, or a fake Lamborghini standing in front of your garage door for your neighbors to see.
There are a lot of possibilities and I imagine. You can go beyond limits with this incredible talent.
Creating useful stuff is the best thing you can do with a welding hobby. Have you thought about installing steel window frames or steel burglar bars? Well now you can get those practically for free instead of paying thousands?
You only need some steel rods, some safety equipment, a YouTube video, and great inspiration. With that you are more than halfway there with these projects. They are simple, beautiful for your home, useful, and easy to do once you know how to weld.
After looking at article, after article (since I found welding unbelievably awesome), I located the most extraordinary thing ever. But I will leave you guessing at that because looking for projects to do is half the fun. Happy hunting and welding.