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Old 01-29-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Money Making Welding Projects.

Iím a senior in high school and donít have time to work a regular job during the school year. Iím looking to make a little extra money with some welding projects. I have quite a bit of experience building various items at home, in ag class, and from my summer job on a ranch. I have built deer feeders, two trailers, lots of pipe fence, H-Braces, Gates, farm/ranch repairs, and many other smaller projects. What would be something that I could build to make a few extra dollars?

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Old 01-29-2018, 06:18 PM   #2
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Tripod stands. Hat or coat hangers. Boot hangers. Feeders. Smokers if u have the cash to buy materials

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Old 01-29-2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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Here are some pictures of the trailers I built.



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Old 01-29-2018, 06:21 PM   #4
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:22 PM   #5
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:24 PM   #6
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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Hay rings were a good money maker when I was in Ag
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:27 PM   #8
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Something like this that would allow people to convert their 55 gallon feeders to stand and fills.

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Old 01-29-2018, 07:02 PM   #9
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My son sold a cpl of hog traps when he was is welding.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:04 PM   #10
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Something like this that would allow people to convert their 55 gallon feeders to stand and fills.

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Ok this is a great idea.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:04 PM   #11
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:06 PM   #12
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^^^ this. Everyone needs a good fire pit.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:24 PM   #13
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:28 PM   #14
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Blind platforms w/or w/o porch and stairs to match.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:28 PM   #15
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I would take 6 h braces with anchor front leg. Pipe 8 ft with anchor brace at 4 feet. Depending on price and delivery. I'm at 76844.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:36 PM   #16
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I wish I could, but I believe the site rules state that I canít sell my products on here in respect of sponsors. I just donít want to get in trouble with mods


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Old 01-29-2018, 07:39 PM   #17
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I would take 6 h braces with anchor front leg. Pipe 8 ft with anchor brace at 4 feet. Depending on price and delivery. I'm at 76844.


There you go, OP! Always quicker, better money when you have it sold before you start.

Think through your materials list thouroughly, don't forget consumables, paint, delivery, etc.




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Old 01-29-2018, 07:44 PM   #18
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I would take 6 h braces with anchor front leg. Pipe 8 ft with anchor brace at 4 feet. Depending on price and delivery. I'm at 76844.


I wish I could, but I believe the site rules state that I canít sell my products on here in respect of sponsors. I just donít want to get in trouble with mods.


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Old 01-29-2018, 07:47 PM   #19
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ATV/UTV cattle guard . I may interested in a couple depending on cost
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Send him a PM and work out the details. You are selling anything on the site, you just asked for suggestions
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:34 PM   #21
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Send him a PM and work out the details. You are selling anything on the site, you just asked for suggestions
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:34 PM   #22
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:35 PM   #23
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Price high on fire pits, they are labor intensive...there's a reason they cost what they do.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:42 PM   #24
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I weld for living all day every day but I do like to build things for myself or others sometimes. The more creative you can be, the more money your gonna make. Here are a few items I have built for myself or friends that lots of people have come to me about making. Deer lease items are great but you have to stay competitive with the big guys that mass produce them. Just think outside the box. Coffee tables, tv stands, bow blinds, table and chairs, lamps, bed seats for utv's. Those are all things that will sell. If I can help you or answer any questions feel free to pm me.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:47 PM   #25
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A welder in Roscoe? I thought they left the heavy work to those boys from Bronte or Robert Lee!

Iím kidding, good looking work. If you can weld aluminum, dog boxes are a good option to make money
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:50 PM   #26
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This with college cutouts on them.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:08 PM   #27
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Tripods with a good size platform!!
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:44 PM   #28
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Just switch to making knives and post them in the DIY forum. No need the explain anything just post pics and you will get offers I am sure.
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:21 PM   #29
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There are so many people doing the deer stand, 4 wheeler thing that you may have problems competing. Then there is the insurance thing for the deer stands.

Here are some rolling tables that I have sold a couple dozen of. The top is a sink cutout of granite. You can get them at the granite places for around $50 with the edges polished back.
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My friend sold several hog traps when he was starting out welding
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:07 AM   #31
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Here is something simple I am so surprised no one mentioned it.
Boot scrapers. You know once it rains and you go walking in that Texas mud, you need to scrape your boots before you enter the front porch.
I have seen simple ones like 2 horse shoes, open ends up, welded to opposite ends of a plow disc, with two pieces of 1x1 bar stock welded to each horse shoe end spanning the plow disc or some other flat secure surface. Easy, small and everyone needs one.
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Here is something simple I am so surprised no one mentioned it.
Boot scrapers. You know once it rains and you go walking in that Texas mud, you need to scrape your boots before you enter the front porch.
I have seen simple ones like 2 horse shoes, open ends up, welded to opposite ends of a plow disc, with two pieces of 1x1 bar stock welded to each horse shoe end spanning the plow disc or some other flat secure surface. Easy, small and everyone needs one.
Exactly what I was going to say. Quick and easy

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I sold some scrap metal to the guy that cuts my grass because he needed it. I think I sold it to him for 5 bucks
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:19 PM   #34
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Google: 'horseshoe welding ideas' or 'Pinterest welding', and I bet you come up with tons of things to make.

I've made hog traps, chandeliers, horseshoe wine racks, hat racks, stars from railroad spikes, tripods, and candle holders. Have an open mind, and give anything a try.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:30 PM   #35
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Hog traps, feeders, and blinds. Thereís always somebody looking for one of those.
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Hog traps are quick and easy, with a decent to good profit margin. Plus somebody is always needing one.
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Here is something simple I am so surprised no one mentioned it.
Boot scrapers. You know once it rains and you go walking in that Texas mud, you need to scrape your boots before you enter the front porch.
I have seen simple ones like 2 horse shoes, open ends up, welded to opposite ends of a plow disc, with two pieces of 1x1 bar stock welded to each horse shoe end spanning the plow disc or some other flat secure surface. Easy, small and everyone needs one.
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I'm just wondering where I could find me a trailer like this one

if anyone can build one let me know....


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Can you weld aluminum?? I have a few projects I would like made.
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Something like this that would allow people to convert their 55 gallon feeders to stand and fills.

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Old 01-31-2018, 06:47 AM   #41
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Like these?
Exactly what I'm talking about. Yours are a bit a more detailed, but Yes.
Boot scrapers on plow discs...everybody needs one.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:35 AM   #43
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Can you weld aluminum?? I have a few projects I would like made.


No sir, I donít have any equipment to do aluminum.


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Old 01-31-2018, 07:43 AM   #44
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I'm just wondering where I could find me a trailer like this one

if anyone can build one let me know....



I would like to know as well.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:04 AM   #45
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The deer feeders great idea.. But think some of the western stores that sell the items . Walk through a few and see what they have . Many local places may sell your items for you .. My GF bought me little item for christmas .. I like it its a simple coat hook I was shocked at what it cost HA HA

I own a engine building shop so yes I weld and have tons of scrap steel .. I jut have no time.. The horse shoe items sell , etc think about small items that are easy to make and have little cost invested to make it a quick turn around . as well easy to ship .. Think you ship it boxes .. The larger items are great but shipping is very costly ..
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:33 AM   #47
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If you have access to a plasma cutter look up wedding branding irons, we own a wedding venue and it's a "new" popular thing for couples to brand a chunk of wood rather than lighting candles or putting sand into an hour glass.......from what I can see they run about $98 starting.....
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:40 AM   #48
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Hope you picked up on something eluded to in this thread. I love the creative/detailed projects but many of those can take a lot of time, which is money. Have a couple those projects going as bigger ticket items but items you can turn out quicker with less material costs are often what put cash in your pocket.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:45 AM   #49
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:05 AM   #50
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I would be interested in in a couple of bases to make barrel feeders stand and fill.
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