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TAB Guide to DIY Welding

GET STARTED WITH METAL INERT GAS (MIG) WELDING! A practical guide with step-by-step instructions and hands-on projects for newcomers to metalwork and MIG welding The TAB Guide to DIY Welding shows you how to get started with MIG welding and metalworking. Inside, you'll find illustrated step-by-step instructions for making useful objects for around the home, as well as fun artistic projects. This easy-to-follow book takes you through setting up a metalworking studio, finding local resources for materials, and the safe operation of metal studio tools. Everything you need to know about MIG welding is here in one handy resource. You'll learn what steel is made of and the principles behind electrical welding. Then you'll learn how to acquire new steel, how to interface with steel suppliers, and how to find your own salvaged steel. After the basic principles of metalworking, hand and power tools are covered--and they're put to use through hands-on projects that allow you to develop new welding skills and establish building blocks for future tasks. By the end of the book, you'll be able to create successful metal projects on your own, like a pro! Illustrated instructions with photos and drawings provide step-by-step procedures and clear explanations Projects include useful items for around your home and garden, including a log holder, plant stands and tables, a rolling garden cart, and a barbeque grill Easy-to-follow examples and explanations for beginning artists, DIYers, and hobbyists Expert advice from an experienced teacher of MIG welding courses Course supplement for classroom and shop instruction A list of online and local resources to help beginning metalworkers access a metalworking community
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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Getting Started 1: The What and Why of Welding 2: Tools 3: Materials 4: The Metalworking Studio or Workshop 5: Metalworking Safety 6: Connections, Hardware, and Joints Part II: Projects 7: Start from Scratch 8: Surfaces 9: Containers 10: Picture Frame 11: Coffee Table 12: Outdoor Fire Pit 13: Final Project Appendix A: Resources Index

About the Author

Jackson Morley pursued his interest in design and fabrication while studying Industrial Design at the University of Kansas where he gained experience with MIG welders and sheet metal fabrication, and explored blacksmithing with a local artist. In Providence, RI, Jackson works at an industrial arts organization called the Steel Yard, which is best known for creating unique public art and offering courses in welding, blacksmithing, ceramics and more. He teaches sheet metal forming, bicycle maintenance and MIG welding courses, sharing his creative problem-solving experience, "work-smart" practices, and efficient design principles using new and recycled materials.

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