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Fun with the weld-pak 100

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by LawnTamer, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    Howdy all,
    thought I might post some pics of some stuff I made last winter. I cut it all with an angle grinder and put it together with my little flux-core welder.

    Some benches I made, the "bare" areas are clear-coated
    3 benches.jpg

    A coyote bench w/ the moon, and a reflection of the moon

    2 elk, I wish I'd had a plasma cutter for the antlers!
    Elk Bench.jpg

    A horse bench for my mom, the "shadow" on the seat is painted
    Horse bench.jpg

    A sculpture I did, I call it "Pillar of Light"
    Pillar of light 2.jpg

    These were a lot of fun, usually I'm just building sulkies or racks for trimmers and gas cans.

    3 benches.jpg


    Elk Bench.jpg

    Horse bench.jpg

    Pillar of light 2.jpg

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i love the horse 1 it is great now i need to make one thanks for the idea
    what gage did u use for the horses
  3. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    The coyote 1 is 14ga, the horses are 16ga, and the elk are 18ga, 16ga is the right thickness, if you can find it not blued.
  4. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,034

    Cool, You may have the start of another business here.

  5. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    Wow!! They look awesome!! That is some nice work you have there. I want to learn to weld so I can do my own repairs and have some fun too but I can never seem to get the time to go to classes. I don't know anyone who welds either so I can not learn even in an informal setting.

    Again,nice work!!!
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    very nice!
  7. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    I never took a class, get a welder, they come with a "how to" video, watch it and start practicing/playing. I know I would have nicer welds if I'd gone to a class, but I've never had a weld break.
  8. PearceLawn

    PearceLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    What type/brand welder do you suggest for a beginner? I want it to be useful too. Don't mind spending a bit if it means getting something decent I can use for a while.
  9. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Wow - that is awesome. I might have to try something like that out. Did you cut those shapes out freehand?
  10. coolbreeze

    coolbreeze LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    all of those look awesome. how long do they take to make?

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