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Old 03-17-2016, 10:06 PM   #41
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I wasn't differentiating between old and new.

Sure, you could argue the point regarding whether old or new ones are "better," but "better" is an arbitrary measurement and they're both inferior to purpose manufactured structural steel members.

I'm sure baling wire is just fine for whatever you're doing, but there's a very good reason that they spec ER70S-2/6 wire for quality TIG work and not baling wire.

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What about what I mentioned about old bed frames.

BTW, if I build steel structures for someone, I order all new. Anyway, I've used bailing wire around the shop and never had a problem
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:10 AM   #42
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You list your trade as carpentry but say you make your living welding?
I always prefer to do things the right way but some of us live in the contry or on farms and when something breaks down that we need we make do with what's on hand.
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You list your trade as carpentry but say you make your living welding?
I always prefer to do things the right way but some of us live in the contry or on farms and when something breaks down that we need we make do with what's on hand.
That's almost word for word what I was going to say. It's not like we're building equipment for gymnasts. But I but it would hold up!
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You list your trade as carpentry but say you make your living welding?
I always prefer to do things the right way but some of us live in the contry or on farms and when something breaks down that we need we make do with what's on hand.
Yup. I know and have done both. I joined this forum to discuss carpentry, and crafted my profile accordingly.

I'm well aware of how things are done "on the farm" and "in the country." I've lived my entire life in the country, to include several years owning and operating a dairy farm. It's not a matter of if something will break, it's when. And knowing that reality, we always keep the tools on hand to get the job done right, or can procure them if necessary.
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So for welding projects, I have always rummaged through my old stuff or wherever I can come up with steel. What I am wondering is... are bed frames good enough metal to build things out of? Now, I'm not talking about for work. I mean personal stuff. For example.... I'm wanting to build a roof top cage for our off road vehicle. I was thinking these things are all over the place for next to nothing.

Any input appreciated!
Good evening to you guy's the other side of the big pond.

Some people this side of the pond often find the things other people call "scrap" to be more valuable than the new stuff that's sitting on the steel rack.

I don't doubt that bed frame will make a great roof rack....when it's done, take a step back, admire your work, then give yourself a pat on the back for taking a responsible attitude towards recycling.
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Good evening to you guy's the other side of the big pond.

Some people this side of the pond often find the things other people call "scrap" to be more valuable than the new stuff that's sitting on the steel rack.

I don't doubt that bed frame will make a great roof rack....when it's done, take a step back, admire your work, then give yourself a pat on the back for taking a responsible attitude towards recycling.
Ha man I ended up getting a nice roof rack that fit perfectly from a friend BUT... I still have all these bef frames and some castors so I'm going to build a welding cart! It welds up strong and works great so far for me. Lots of fun!
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Ha man I ended up getting a nice roof rack that fit perfectly from a friend BUT... I still have all these bef frames and some castors so I'm going to build a welding cart! It welds up strong and works great so far for me. Lots of fun!
They're great for garage work benches too
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I still have all these bef frames and some castors so I'm going to build a welding cart! It welds up strong and works great so far for me. Lots of fun!
Just be sure the wife knows the bed frames are for welding projects....you don't want her thinking you are moving another woman in.
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They're great for garage work benches too
Man since bed frames don't have the right specs for welding carts and shelves, I hope everything doesn't go to sleep when I set my welder or stuff on em ...
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Just be sure the wife knows the bed frames are for welding projects....you don't want her thinking you are moving another woman in.
Ha! She's getting mad tellitne it's all JUNK! She has no clue! Although when we moved in together years ago, I did fill up a thirty yard dumpster with good stuff...... I mean junk
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Just be sure the wife knows the bed frames are for welding projects....you don't want her thinking you are moving another woman in.
Especially if that other woman is your mother-in-law...
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Haha....yes, the mother-in-law
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