[Noisebridge-discuss] welding shop?
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:
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):
Safety Gear: Check craigslist for this stuff
Signage: I expect there is plenty of already made safety signage
related to welding. There should be as much safety information
on the walls
Helmets: Full Face, Neck, Head coverage is preferred. Auto Darkening
is good, but expensive. We should have more than one. Hand held
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
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
Clothing: Avoid synthetic materials, cotton / leather is best.
Exposed skin gets “sunburned”. “Leather clothing is the safest
it is also the warmest. Therefore, many welders wear leather sleeves,
longer gauntlet gloves, a leather apron, or a kind of modified
Protect your feet, if loner steel toe boots were possible, that would be
Gas, Argon for MIG
A cart for the gas containers and a means to secure it upright for
Rods and wire for welding
Hand tools This is probably worth scouring Craigslist for
Clamps (many types)
Hammers, chipping hammers
Bonus: Anvil and misc metal work / shaping
Angle grinder and various discs
Metal Shelving for tools
Repurpose some of the metal shelving and scrap for this
Need to source two similar sturdy metalwork / welding type tables for
1. If we get welding stuff we could build the rest of the hot area
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!
> 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.
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