Mig Weld Log Furniture For Fun & Profit
There has never been a better time to learn how to Mig weld log furniture for fun and profit. Wildfires and draught have made logs abundant. Technology has made welding equipment simple and affordable. People now prefer handmade quality over cheap manufactured furniture.
In the past, traditional log furniture, made from all wood components, has typically been constructed using mortise and tenon joints. This tried and true method of inserting one piece of wood into another works great for holding wooden pieces firmly together on interior furniture.
Indoor/Outdoor Log Furniture
Over time, most traditional outdoor log furniture begins to loosen and wobble. Exposure to the elements, UV rays, rain and snow cause most log furniture to weaken.
So what if you want your log furniture to last outdoors for years and years to come? There is really only one solution. Welded steel framework and full logs will out perform and outlast traditionally made mortise and tenon log furniture.
Metalwork and Fabrication
It used to be time consuming and expensive when you needed custom welding work done. Specialty welding and fabrication shops were the only place to get custom metal parts made. All the specialty tools they used made it too costly to set up your own welding shop.
Now times have changed! And so has the technology behind so many of those costly tools. Because tool manufacturers now cater to the smaller, “mom and pop shops”, and at home welders, the cost of setting up a small fabrication shop in your home garage has never been more easier.
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What is MiG Welding
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding is a process of arc welding that uses a continuous solid wire electrode heated and fed into the weld pool from a welding gun. The two base materials are heated and melted, causing them to permanently join together. CO2 and argon-CO2 mixtures are known as metal active gas (MAG) processes.
MIG welding can be used on aluminum, stainless steel and steel, and on every thickness from 26-gauge sheet metal to heavy-duty structural plates. MIG welding holds this big advantage over TIG because the wire feed acts not only as an electrode, but also as filler.
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MiG Welding – Tips for Beginners
Mig welding log furniture is like anything else. The more time you spend with it, cutting, prepping, welding metal parts, and completing projects, the better you will get. Here are a few quick tips for beginners, just getting started Mig welding that should help bend that learning curve:
- Vision – knowing where to look and what to look for is the key. Train yourself to “see the pool”.
- Movement – moving “the pool” from piece to piece is critical. Smooth and steady comes with practice.
- Consistency – keeping it all together. Settings, spacing, and speed create consistency.
- Practice – use every project to practice. Only through practice you can do something without conscious effort.
There’s nothing better for you to learn how to weld than welding. Once you learn the basics it’s just a matter of time and practice. Every time you drop the hood is another chance to learn more.
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MiG Welders & Woodworkers Have No Scrap!
When it comes to working with wood and metal there is no such thing as scrap. You can make just about anything including money when you know how to cut wood and weld metal. And when the things you make from wood and metal pay the rent, everything that hits the floor has some kind of value. Like I said, there is no such thing as scrap!
Welded Scrap Metal Art
ATTENTION! The following videos contain valuable tips and tricks for welding your log on steel chair and rocker frames. Pay close attention here and you will save valuable time and money when welding your new log furniture!
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Now that you know How-to MiG Weld Log Furniture, why not make some log furniture? Click the image below for our complete list of Log Furniture Blueprints!