Rough guide to building with cheap angle iron (part 1 of 2)

Rough guide to building with cheap angle iron (part 1 of 2)

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TJIC writes – “Here’s the first half of a two-part informal guide to welding up useful shop stuff using old bed frames scavenged on garbage day.”Link.


  • Primer: Welding by Mister Jalopy. If you need metal stuck together, there is no quicker path than buying a portable 110-volt wire-feed welder. Mr. Jalopy’s introduction to welding will help you understand the process and show how you can be a welder by the end of the weekend–and end up with a couple of jigs for the effort. MAKE 03 – Page 158.
  • More welding projects – Link.

2 thoughts on “Rough guide to building with cheap angle iron (part 1 of 2)

  1. vonSlatt says:

    I used a lot of this stuff to hang my water and waste tanks in my bus conversion.

    Note that bed frames are high carbon and can crack when welded. Gas welding seems to work well as a greater area of metal is heated and thus anealed. They also have a lot of internal stress so you have to re-check as you weld an assembly.

    Kerosene Lamps

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