Session 1 – Metal and Wood Coffee Table – Project WEST. A build uniting good fabricating techniques with lots of welding = An end result we are proud of.
I am pretty excited to share this post today because, although this is not a complicated project, it marks the start of FREE Printable Drawings! Download the free printable plans for X Table Legs.
This is a picture heavy post of our 1948 International KB3 Restoration to catch you up on this build. This truck was completed about 3 years ago but because it was our first together and ties into our next project, I want to share. We want to build a Rat Rod. So, if you don’t […]
Snowmobile Tilt Trailer – The project is finished – Here’s the wrap up. This sled trailer project has been awesome. And not because it’s a beautiful tilt trailer. A big project has been my therapy and helped me keep it together while learning to be a new mom. Who knew? Where did the idea to […]
Weld settings printable, free, to write down your weld settings on great days to come back to when things are shit to get back into that flow state faster. Record what works to save time when it doesn’t.
The project I’m currently working on: A friends’ Aluminum Hot Water Tank needs a repair. The aluminum hot water tank is from their travel trailer and may not have been properly winterized by the previous owner… A crack right on the bottom coupler where the heating element attaches suggests water was left in there annnd […]
Artists make great welders because artistic talent IS a trade. Are you an artist thinking of getting into a trade? As an artist and a Red Seal Welder I can tell you it’s a fantastic idea. Take the leap and DO it already! Here’s why it’s going to be awesome for you
FREE Welding plans for my Saw Blade Table after West Elm’s ‘Bone’ Side Table. Mechanics love to collect things. Bolts, fittings and anything else they ‘may just need one day’. When a mechanic lets you look through their treasures and even lets you pick out a few things to have, it’s pretty great. Thank you […]
At only 25 LBS and very sturdy I’m super proud of these Collapsible Work Stands! Collapsible Work Stands are in 3 pieces (4 including the 2×4 top) pinned together with 1/4″ bolts (or trailer pins) and slide apart easily. Not only are they super handy and functional they were (both) easily completed in one day. […]
Snowmobile Tilt Trailer Build welding project – Day 3 We are (hopefully) continually learning and making mistakes are how humans learn. I am grateful for the mistakes I have made because they are lessons personal and specific to me, my experiences and my personality. Being kind to ourselves when it happens though, is key to […]
I feel like I let people down today in a Student Talk I gave. And I struggle with having let someone down. Especially on a topic I feel passionate about. A class of students came to the Mine where I work and toured through the Weld Shop. My foreman asked a few days ago if […]