I rented a wire-fed MIG welder from Home Depot today. Mostly it was to play around with welding and see whether or not I was completely incapable of doing it. Turns out that welder use is fairly easy.
Most of the parts were rusty steel scraps picked up near the railroad tracks. There wasn’t any plan to do anything specific; again, it was just to play around and get some idea of what it was like.
The kids joined in the fun as well:
None of it was exceptionally pretty, but getting my gloved hands dirty gave me the confidence to move forward with the project.