one of the projects i want to do is weld up a trailer with a bracket for a large gas bottle. as this trailer will be going down the road at80mph at times, I'd like to be confident that the brackets dont break and cause the bolttle to do the nasty thing bottles do.
I've done some practicing on someone elses welder, and was told with a little practice i'd not only do welds that are good looking, but could handle the task at hand.
on the other hand, I'd like to make sure that anything i make can withstand the rigors of the worst abuse in the world.
so, back to the topic at hand. I'd like some ideas for some small around the house projects to do that would held me step-by-step to make better and better welds without risking injury to anyone.
I think i've come up with a couple, let me know if i am on the right track. the welder i ordered should be ariving next month.
angle iron drag to smooth out the drive way. real simple project and the drag works now with only C-clamps holding it together.
t-bar for hand towing traliers - i have a pop up camper and a utility trailer, I saw one of these in a store and though t i could build one myself.
roller type aluminum can crusher - designed to crush a 5 gal pail of cans at a time, maybe with a gear reducer to improve power.
please, please, please someone give me some more ideas, I searched "project" and "proficiency" on this group and did not find much usefull.