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The #ratwelder – Part 5 in the DIY Welder Series!

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The latest episode in the homemade welder series wherein I complete an enclosure for the #ratwelder so I can store it outside without having to put a tarp over it.

Finished the body for the! The louvers look too nice though, debating whether to shoot them in red primer or just let them age naturally outside.

Finished the body for the #ratwelder! The louvers look too nice though, debating whether to shoot them in red primer or just let them age naturally outside.

I hereby christen this fecking thing “The Beholder“.

I hereby christen this fucking thing “The Beholder“.

Not quite a leg-vise, but it will do and it was free.

Not quite a leg-vise, but it will do and it was free.

Just need to wait for the paint to dry and then I’ll grease it up and install it on the bench in the blacksmith “shop”.

Just need to wait for the paint to dry and then I’ll grease it up and install it on the bench in the blacksmith “shop”.

The machining took way longer than I wanted, all I had was 3” and my lathe would only take off .005” per pass. Tomorrow’s gonna be all wire brushing and painting.

The machining took way longer than I wanted, all I had was 3” and my lathe would only take off .005” per pass. Tomorrow’s gonna be all wire brushing and painting.

TFW You vividly remember thinking 25 years ago “well that’s never coming out“ when you hammered in a pin.

TFW You vividly remember thinking 25 years ago “well that’s never coming out“ when you hammered in a pin.

Today’s project.

Today’s project.

Took a risk in a free from the dump printer and invested in a new used fuser and a set of third party toner carts, about $100 total. I’m very pleased with the results! It even takes print jobs from my phone!

Took a risk in a free from the dump printer and invested in a new used fuser and a set of third party toner carts, about $100 total. I’m very pleased with the results! It even takes print jobs from my phone!