Not much but it gave me a day to play with my Miller 175. Now I have my 135
up for sale as long as I don't need that one
Pictured in the rack is not the steel I am talking about. This is the steel
4 casters $15.00
1 20' 1/2 sq $7.??
Bed frames FREEBEE'S
4' 3/4 sq, left over scrap
24 x 48 expanded metal, left over about $7.??
1 spray can Primer and 2 spray cans paint flat black $6.??
2 days: prep, cutting, welding, painting all mig welded...
OH my god now I figured out I spent to much money on that...
Thanks alot, I had no idea before this... ........................ Just
I hope that is what you wanted.
Now ask yourself how much you'd sell it for, in other words how much real
actual value it has for YOU? I bet it's way more than $35.
A little while ago I built a rack for storing steel. Mine was a little
different, and I didn't paint mine. I think I got my cost under $10.
The rack is worth way more to me than 35.00 but I would not pay that
much more if I had to buy one, knowing I can build it my self.
Every thing is getting into one place now instead of looking in
different places saying "I know I saw it someplace or here before" I
personally like to be a little organized so I do not spend my time looking
for things al the time. Plus the neighbors don't bitch so much.......
Now my wife on the other hand, that is a different story. "Why do you
have so much JUNK on the side of the house" I just ask her to leave this
side, because this in my corner, She has the rest of the house.
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 07:05:55 -0700, the inscrutable "Don D."
Wow, I was just quoted $29.90 for a 20' stick of 1/2" square tubing
at the local scrap metal yard. After seeing your price, I called
another local steel shop and they get $9.21 for it. I should have
brought those 2 bed frames up here with me when I moved. This
welder is on wheels but the consumables aren't handy. I found that
the hand-held mask from HF that came with the welder was useless
and Icouldn't see squat, so I made another trek to HF for the $49
special. What a difference! I'll be pop-riveting a leather piece
over the top to help more with the light since I'm welding outside
I just build similarly configured rack out of wood for my
woodworking clamps. All 60 fit, with room to spare!
"Boy, I feel safer now that Martha Stewart is behind bars!
I go to a scrap yard to buy gas well pipe for my posts for the horses to
hold their panel to and the gates. I also buy anything straight that I can
use all for .20 cents a pound.
three 9' X 3"? gas well and misc. pipes and steel, weighed in @ 100 lb $20.00, a 75 - 100 lb piece of R/R tie for banging on $5.00.
I like scrap yards, there are a lot of things I could modify to work for
something else... Better that buying new if you are using it just for your
own use... The old saying is "One mans junk is another mans treasure"
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 21:03:16 -0700, the inscrutable "Don D."
I just picked up a pallet of ties for $6.99 each and am fitting the
truck with a crane so I can drag the sumbitches around the yard when
I start playing this Spring. ;) Well pipe is thickwalled stuff, isn't
it? $20 is a great price for 1+ projects' worth of "stuff."
The White City yard (half an hour's drive away) must have 50x the
"stuff" this little yard has, so I might take a wander over there next
time I'm shopping for cheap steel. Aluminum is going for $1.95/lb.
here. Is that about standard, about twice what they're paying?
That's true, and I try to get top dollar for my junk while paying mere
pennies on the dollar for theirs. ;) There's a $5 word for that but
I can't think of it right at the moment. I just got up. <yawn>
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I have pipe from 2" - 6" dia.about 6' long and they are damn near 1/4"
thick. I hand pick out the ones I want, some of the pipes have a lot of slag
of some kind baked in to the pipes so I leave them behind.
They have truck hitches that can be separated for the sq tube..
What a candy store to hit on.
About 2 weeks ago I was out to white city metals and the aluminum, brass and
stainless had gone up to $2.50 a lb and steel scrap up to .35 a lb.
Just so you aren't shocked.
Give me a holler if ya make it down and have the time.
I have a pile of OD green painted 3/8" about 14x18" aluminum plates, I
guess it is time to look into selling them. Thanks for the tip. I need
one plate for my generator control panel though, but the rest can go.
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 21:53:31 -0800, the inscrutable "Glenn"
I'll be down there on Saturday March 5th for sure. The HF Sidewalk
Sale is on and I gotskta get me wunna them electronical fly swatters.
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Too pretty. My welding table is composed of 80% stuff I dragged out of
the former owners' scrap pile and the rest bought for the pound at the
local steel surplus. I would have been able to make it out of 100%
scrap except that I hadn't yet found the dead boat trailer in the back
40 when I made it.
The only deficiency at the moment is that I haven't yet bolted it to the
wall for those times when I need to really whack something hard in the vice.
It may be too pretty to you but it was cheep to build. The 1/4 plate was cut
out of a 36" X 48" that was out of the scrap yard all grimed and weld cuts
and total greasy. It looked like it was a base from a work table that they
torched into sheets. I have a lot of grinding to the top to remove all the
torching from separating everything.. I bought 2 plates for $70.00, so that
piece cost about $12 - $15.00, a set of wheels for $8.00, 1 20' 1.5 angle
$17.00, and 1.25 flat for $12.00??? and a few grinding wheels
The Sq tubing was a FREEBEE
2 days work just tinkering
I have a 1/2 hp motor bolted on it now with a 8" stiff wire wheel until I
can get a station built for the wire wheel and the belt sander.
I have it drilled for a large vise also...
I can say it is not pretty now, it is getting a work out every weekend and
> It may be too pretty to you but it was cheep to build. The 1/4 plate
> out of a 36" X 48" that was out of the scrap yard all grimed and weld
> and total greasy. It looked like it was a base from a work table that
> torched into sheets. I have a lot of grinding to the top to remove
> torching from separating everything.. I bought 2 plates for $70.00,
> piece cost about $12 - $15.00, a set of wheels for $8.00, 1 20' 1.5
> $17.00, and 1.25 flat for $12.00??? and a few grinding wheels
> The Sq tubing was a FREEBEE
> 2 days work just tinkering
> I have a 1/2 hp motor bolted on it now with a 8" stiff wire wheel
> can get a station built for the wire wheel and the belt sander.
> I have it drilled for a large vise also...
> I can say it is not pretty now, it is getting a work out every
> some nights.
> Don D.
Actually I was responding out of spite and jealousy -- my table doesn't
have the natty cutting area off to one side, although I suppose I could
Same here. I just built a table out of a farm gate that a neighboring
farmer was going to tote to the dump. I cut all the welds and
straightened the pieces on the anvil. It looked like it had been run
over by a ten ton truck & then trampled by a herd of stampeding
The material is pre-rusted, so it blends right in with my mossy shop
building. Ready made quaintness. <G>
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