Welding can be an intimidating activity for first-timers. If you are interested in the hobby, but afraid to try out a welding machine, there are a few easy welding projects that you can use to get your feet wet and build confidence in yourself.
1. Car Ramps
One great thing to make is a car ramp, especially if you have a small car. Small cars only require relatively small ramps. The ramp is not a complex item to design and it is fun to use a product that you designed yourself.
2. Outdoor Fireplaces
Another simple project is an outdoor fireplace. You do need to have a good understanding of welding basics in order to create one, but you do not need a lot of skill or experience. It is also a project that should only take a couple days to make.
If you would like to let your creativity fly, use welding to create interior decorations. This will allow you to experiment and you will not have to worry about whether your workpiece is sturdy or whether you get everything right because it will be created for the sake of art. Or, if you want to create something that has utility, try welding a simple hook that can be used to hang a coat from a wall. Even if it isn't perfect, the fact that you made it yourself will add to the charm.
4. Storage Racks
A storage rack requires a bit more skill. It will require the use of a MIG welder, more space, and some creativity. However, this product can be very useful.
5. A Table
Another great project start off with is the metal legs of a table. The great thing about making a table is that you can design it with dimensions that allow the table to be exactly the size that you need it to be. For example, if you need nested tables, with one table slightly shorter than the other so that it can fit underneath for space reasons, you can create this with a welding machine.
The great thing about working on simple welding projects is that you can rent a welding machine and try it out to determine if you'd like to purchase that type. If your welding project does not produce the results you intended, you will not have to worry because of how simplistic the project fundamentally is. Contact a company like Wayne Oxygen & Welding Supply Co Inc to learn more.