[Noisebridge-discuss] welding shop?

jarrod hicks hicksu at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 21:50:14 UTC 2016


I just picked up a MIG/Flux-Core yesterday on craigslist. I, and others,
figured it will be a good start. This is it:

http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/equipment/Pages/
product.aspx?product=K2481-1(LincolnElectric)

We need SAFETY gear and other accessories. Other welders and equipment, are
of course welcome. I wouldn't personally bring in any equipment that is
broken or unreliable.

I have a list of things we still need to acquire to get going (its written
with myself as the audience, but here it is):


   1.

   Safety Gear: Check craigslist for this stuff
   1.

      Signage: I expect there is plenty of already made safety signage
      related to welding. There should be as much safety information
on the walls
      as possible.
      2.

      Helmets: Full Face, Neck, Head coverage is preferred. Auto Darkening
      is good, but expensive. We should have more than one. Hand held
shields are
      also a nice option for short tasks and  training sessions. Just closing
      your eyes is a REALLY BAD idea. “Auto-darkening is a nice feature, but a
      #10 filter is sufficient for many welders. Some prefer a standard helmet
      with proper shade. If working with higher-amp arcs, you will need more
      shade. “
      3.

      Gloves: We should get several types and have them clearly marked for
      hot area work and their intended usage: i.e. forge or welding, MIG / TIG
      4.

      Clothing: Avoid synthetic materials, cotton / leather is best.
      Exposed skin gets “sunburned”.  “Leather clothing is the safest
choice, but
      it is also the warmest. Therefore, many welders wear leather sleeves,
      longer gauntlet gloves, a leather apron, or a kind of modified
welding bib”
       Protect your feet, if loner steel toe boots were possible, that would be
      good.
      2.

   Consumables
   1.

      Gas, Argon for MIG
      2.

      Gas Container(s)
      3.

      A cart for the gas containers and a means to secure it upright for
      safety
      4.

      Rods and wire for welding
      3.

   Hand tools This is probably worth scouring Craigslist for
   1.

      Clamps (many types)
      2.

      Hammers, chipping hammers
      3.

      Bonus: Anvil and misc metal work / shaping
      4.

      Angle grinder and various discs
      4.

   Metal Shelving for tools
   1.

      Repurpose some of the metal shelving and scrap for this
      5.

   Welding table(s)


   1.

   Need to source two similar sturdy metalwork / welding type tables for
   the room.


   1. If we get welding stuff we could build the rest of the hot area
   furniture ourselves


On Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> i see that the welding shop is looking really good!
>
> http://imgur.com/gallery/ElehX
>
> but there's something missing...a welder?
>
> is there a plan to get one in there?  TIG hopefully?
>
> I might be able to find a MIG welder to put in there for now..  or are
> things on hold for some reason?
>
> see you all tomorrow at the laser party.
>
> -jake
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