Spike The Welder

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Thursday 06 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Over the years I’ve had a go at many building type jobs around the house and here on the farm – from a chook house, and a wood and coal store, to a greenhouse and a variety of other creations, including 3 large compost bins, cow-poo and goat poo stores (lovely, eh?) and a small hay store.

After getting fed up of paying for mediocre and over-priced local workmanship for welding, Uncle Spike thought he’d have a go.

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Adding a roof to my farm / garden tool depot

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This was my first job, knocking together a small gate to save the neighbours walking around the farm to the front gate. It was a rough job, using up old galvanised steel standpipes and some spare chainlink fencing.

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And then there was the looooong job, that of preparing the roofing supports for the garage (or farm depot or man-cave).

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I’m slow, certainly not that technically proficient, but the results are ‘fit for purpose’.

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And finally, the door frames for the side door and two large front doors…

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The term “Don’t give up the day job” springs to mind, but getting braver now 🙂

And Aunty Spike even got me a fab auto-darkening welding mask!

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This link will take you to more of Uncle Spikes ‘Builder’ type adventures.

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19 thoughts on “Spike The Welder

  1. aj vosse says:

    Seems to me you take on these challenges for the fun elements to be had!! A man after my own heart!! Build on… 😉

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  2. Ninna says:

    Nice!
    Still envying you…

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  3. fredrieka says:

    My human dad is a welder. They are awesome they can fabricate anything

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  4. You look like Darth Vader in your welding mask. I can think of one small boy who’d enjoy charging around wearing that doing the Star Wars thing!

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  5. Ahhh… arc welding is fun. Used to do it when I was in College, that was like about 15 years ago? Gas welding on the other hand was tougher for me… hehehe.

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  6. bmagpub says:

    I might be needing your help! With lick, I won’t need to weld anything, just nails, glue, and hammer and spanners! And I’m slow too. I hope my project(s) end up looking as good as yours.

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  7. Nice fence – you should have entered it for a design award!

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