Feb 21

First Welding Project

I have got a flux wire welder and this is my first project:

Bananas are just for scale.

I could of re-weld and re-polish all the imperfections, and do some finish, but maybe next time.

My takeaways about the welder. It is not a hand-help 3D printer or a glue gun, even though it spits the wire. You cannot (easily) 3D-print with it. Also, it is much easier to deal with thick material than with a thin one. It makes holes in thin metal sheets and pipes like a woodpecker. Also, you cannot safely weld most of the metal parts you see around because they are either galvanized or stainless of non-ferrous. Bummer!

May 26

Trash Can Repair

I have a fancy dual-bin automated electric trash can.
I almost like it (well, if it would also be Alexa-controlled… sounds like a new project idea…)
Anyways, it has 2 bins – for trash and for recycle.
And it has a fancy trash bag holder. Which has an interesting design but way too flimsy and does not stay in place.
So I decided to reinforce it.
Here is my design:

And here is the cutout:
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