Robert Litomisky of Los Angeles, California, inspired by Lincoln Electric, submitted this red and black welding cart project he did. He hopes this cart gets more people to weld. Here's what else he had to say:
I have been a fan of Lincoln Electric ever since upgrading to a 180C about 6 years ago. Recently I purchased both a Power MIG® 210MP and Tomahawk® 375 Air plasma cutter to improve upon my fabricating capability. Unfortunately for me I had no pre-made racking and tool management option available to me so I decided to make one of my own, in Lincoln Red and Black!
The cart is made from 14ga, 1" stock for strength, along with 16 ga perforated plate. The drawer is made from 16ga tubing to conserve weight and incorporates two-way drawer glides for access from both sides of the cart. Furthermore, it is trapezoidal shaped so as to maximize drawer space (the glides take up about an inch meaning with this design I get 20+ extra square inches).
The welder and plasma cutter are mounted with heavy duty vibration isolators and the paint is enamel.
Other features include:
Plate stock for magnet storage
Heavy duty casters
A retractable (inert gas) tank rack and a portable table rack
Helmet and wire hooks/holders
Storage for all my other tools
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.