Making an ARC Welder – Part 1 of 2

When I burned up the wires on my first Metal Melter, I decided to turn the transformer core into a stick welder. But one transformer wasn’t enough to actually make it weld anything. In this project we’ll be modifying 2 microwave transformers, because more transformers means more power. For this project I scavenged parts from […]

How to Get a Good Welding Ground – Kevin Caron

(Text on screen): How to Get a Good Welding Ground, Kevin Caron, www.kevincaron.com The Voice: Hey, Kevin. 0:00:16.000,0:00:17.000, Kevin Caron: Hey. The Voice: What are you doing over there? Kevin Caron: Wrestling with aluminum-inum-inum. This is a big public sculpture I’m working on at the moment, and I was just trying to fill in this […]

Making an ARC Welder – Part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this project, we scavenged some parts from household appliances, and modified them so we could weld metal. In this project, we’ll be rigging up the electrical system, and adding some finishing touches so that our homemade stick welder is ready for operation. I started this project with a scrap piece of […]

Homemade Stick Welder – From Microwave Parts!

I found this microwave in my neighbors garbage can. So I took it home, and turned into an AC stick welder. In this project, we’ll be testing out this contraption to see if it actually works. Because if it does, we’ll have the metal welding power to make a puzzle for entertaining guests, or build […]

What holds up a modern building?

Hello, my name is Chris Wilson. I’m the factory manager for Bottesford and Balmore precast factories. We manufacture precast concrete piles. A precast pile is basically a concrete column with a reinforcement cage. The operation we carry out here is very complex. All the steel comes in steel coils and decoiled into given lengths. The […]