Welding is a process of metal manipulation that combines two metallic parts into one. The skill is strongly associated with industrial professions that manufacture metal products, such as window frame, steel table structure, metal ornaments, and any others made of weldable metals. But it has been growing as a hobby also because once a person masters the welding techniques, weldable alloys will turn into medium to express creativity.
With dedication and the right marketing strategy, autodidactic welders can sell their products easily these days. Many modern home-based forging and smithing artisans make custom ornamental swords to be the collectible items for sword enthusiasts. A YouTube channel owner named Mchaelcthulhu has more than ten million views for his fantasy-sword making videos. Alan Williams is another example of artisans who bend metal for art. There are no limits of utilizing welding skill.
Here are DIY welding projects for you to learn, which hopefully will lead you the path of metal and become a professional.
Welding the house interior decorations
Decorative objects in the house could be the easy projects to weld. Wall attached, and the standing coat hanger can be made of metal. Other objects we usually have inside the house, such as lamp holder, book-shelf, TV rack, and stools are too. The shapes and structures of these objects are not sophisticated, and thus are good for practicing.
Horse-shoe ornaments have gained publicity lately. They can be bent to form shapes and be used as embellishment only, or if the artisan is clever enough, horseshoes can be shaped like a wine bottle holder.
Welding the barbecue grill
This tool is the best for a backyard party. Instead of wasting your money on the expensive grill from the market, you can make use of your welding skill to create your own DIY BBQ grill.
The skill required might be slightly advanced from making interior house ornaments, but there is always the first time for everything. The important thing to remember is that to make the grill superior in terms of its durability.
When welding for a cooking tool, purging is necessary. What you want for your product it to have corrosion-proof property, and inflatable bladders prevent oxidation during the welding process. Oxidation can indeed be removed after the process, but for tube-like structure, it is nearly impossible. Doing the welding in the right way saves your time.
Making the house fences
When you feel bored with the outer look of your house, your welding skill might come in handy. Turn that boring fences into ornamented fences. Add some intricacy to the inner structure of the fences, and let it be your canvas to paint your creativity.
If you can take house fence production professionally, you can also make money from it. House remodeling needs artisans who can weld fences with custom patterns. And when it comes to estate industry, the money is always good.