Love to weld? Haven’t picked up the tools in a while? This weekend is a great time to start back and brush up on the hobby. Here are a few projects to get you started before you jump in head-first to work on that gigantic to-do that you’ve had in mind for so long.
Personal Sized Grill
What man doesn’t appreciate a grilled piece of steak? Whether you’re single and want something that doesn’t take up too much space, or you’ve got a gift in mind for your college student, this personal sized grill is just right for fixing up a meal for one (or two.)
Something Fancy for the Camp Out
Why roast weenies or marshmallows on a dirty stick when you can be classy and jab them onto a fork? This fork marshmallow roaster uses two or three of your finest spare flatware pieces that have been welded onto a long rod of your choice. The wife will approve.
Custom Square Water Fountain for Your Garden or Flower Bed
Nothing says tranquility like the sound of gentle water trickling through a fountain. After you weld this baby together you can sit back and daydream that you’re camping next to a creek out in the woods.
Self-Feeding Fire Pit
Need a place to stack the firewood? Don’t want to haul it back and forth to your fire pit out back? Build this self-feeding fire pit! Just stack several logs up each side and you won’t have to move for hours.
DIY Welded Chiminea
Like the idea of a chiminea on your back porch for summer night get-togethers or to snuggle up and keep warm in cold weather? You don’t have to go the terra cotta route. Instead, you can make one from up cycled materials welded in the shape of your choosing.
Use rebar to shape into customized word art for your mantle or wall. You can be romantic or simple. Initials or words. With so many options, this can keep you occupied all weekend.
Weld Your Own Go-Kart Frame
There are plenty of buildable DIY go-kart plans available to download. After you’ve welded the frame you can customize it with your own seating and wheel system for a new three or four wheeled cart that you’ll be zipping around the neighborhood in no time.
Or Skip the Welding Altogether and Work on This Fun Car Instead
The MINI-BEEP MBA80 / D-I-Y Amphibious Jeep Kit lets you build a homemade off-road vehicle that looks just like a WW2 Jeep. You can even pull small trailers with it. If you’re wanting a buildable project to work on with the kids (and welding isn’t appropriate) then the MINI-BEEP kit is one that everyone will have fun with.