Repurpose old kitchen chair into welder cart.
- One of my early re-purposing efforts-our 70's Montgomery Wards 240v arc welder. Cant tell you how many miles of rod I burnt in this old thing. Having an oxy/acetylene torch for cutting (and brazing) now and my little lincoln mig welder this is rarely used anymore. But back in the day this was my 'multi tool'.
Bout 1978 made a base out of some old angle & robbed wheels from a baby carriage, welded some old water pipe to front for the casters. Mostly just so I could roll around. Welded on piece of flat bar to hang cords and pull the base around. Used it for quite a while like that. Like 10 years-
Parting out dead lawn edger robbed the chain guard and welded it the cord bar for a tray.
Not long after, needing to haul welder thru gravel, I cut up one of our old kitchen chairs to make handle and surround. (Oddly, one of the reasons I picked up this welder was to fix those chairs, constantly ripping the welds.)
Cut the cushion ring & front legs off. Notch rear legs welded to bottom angle. Then cut the front leg support hoop so it keeps welder from leaning back. Spread and dropped remainder so welder cant flip out the front. Makes a nice handle for twisting the cart when welding.
I did recently buy new wheels for it-the original carriage wheels I kept having to re weld spokes. Used wheels only lasted 30 years-go figure.
I still have them...this is the good wheel. Looking at another thread, thinking I might make a clock out of it? Least remind me of all the time I've squandered...and reminder of how much has changed.
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