Well, I guess one of the first projects of new welders is to build their own lightsaber...errr, ummm...welding cart.
I am self-taught, been welding less than 1 year.
I built this cart using bed frame angle iron and some other scrap (the round for the rear axles). Total cost is about $5 for the spray paint and bolts for the rear wheels. Wheels are from a wagon that I got from a "Moving, take my junk" posting on Craigslist. I dig the wheels because they have bearings in the hub for smoother rolling.
Equipment: Hobart Handler 140, C25 in a 40LB bottle. I use a Craftsman 10" chop saw with a metal blade for cutting the steel. The saw was given to me by a friend that no longer needed it, so its the cheapest way for me to cut right now, although I am limited on how large a piece I can cut.
I still need to get sheet metal for the trays and bottle tray. My neighbor works for a company that does construction and remodeling; they usually have scrap around that he can take.
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