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    Tig Welding Cart from a Hospital Cart.

    This is the finished re-purposing of a hospital medical cart that I bought surplus for $30. Material costs were kept to a minimum by using bed frame angle iron and 1 x 4' length of 1 1/4" box section for the bottle holder. Total material cost $20.

    The position of the extending knuckle dictated that the bottle be in front of the cart for C of G purposes. The vertical adjustment allows precise set up and control from the front of the machine.

    Rod storage was by reaming out a 3/4" conduit joint and clipping these to the cart with conduit clips so i can still see the rod specs. The maneuverability of this is awesome.

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    Thanks MadTrapper! We've added your Welding Cart to our Welding Carts category,
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    Welding cart by MadTrapper

    Quote Originally Posted by MadTrapper View Post
    This is the finished re-purposing of a hospital medical cart that I bought surplus for $30. Material costs were kept to a minimum by using bed frame angle iron and 1 x 4' length of 1 1/4" box section for the bottle holder. Total material cost $20.

    The position of the extending knuckle dictated that the bottle be in front of the cart for C of G purposes. The vertical adjustment allows precise set up and control from the front of the machine.

    Rod storage was by reaming out a 3/4" conduit joint and clipping these to the cart with conduit clips so i can still see the rod specs. The maneuverability of this is awesome.

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    I like your conversion from a Hospital cart to something useful for your shop, but those rear wheels are looking a little stressed, it looks as though some sturdier wheels would be a better choice! I do like the way your rod supply and selection worked out, that way you can read the factory supplied labels, better than hunting and scrounging through a forest of rods to choose from.
    skibo

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    Those wheels are set at an angle and actually are not under much stress. They are set like that to allow a tight turning radius They have solid tires and are spoked hard plastic with ball bearings pressed in. The forward swivel castors are lockable. I should have posted better photographs.


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