Jason Becker

By: Jason Becker on March 24th, 2020

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Stuck at Home? Here's a easy weld project to keep the kids busy!

Welding and Fabrication

With many schools and businesses closed, we realize that lots of people are stuck at home and getting stir crazy, especially kids. We wanted to come up with a super easy project that you could involve the kids in not only building, but keeping them busy after it's done... You're welcome!

For this project you will need two (2) horseshoe, one (1) ring, and some chain. Start off by cleaning up the end of the horseshoes for welding. We also realize that some of our audience isn't fortunate enough to have a power source at their home. If that is the case, you can use epoxy or any strong adhesive.

After you've cleaned the horse shoes you are ready to attach the chain. place the link on edge and tack it into place. Make sure that the link is on edge, and not laying flat. You can see how we tacked it at :49 in the video. Try to do your best to make the link follow the same angle as the horse shoe. Once you've tacked all four sides, eyeball it to make sure your angles are right. If you need to tweak them, use a crescent wrench and do it now.

To ensure that the angles are correct, put the ring on and make sure that you can get it on and off. Once everything is in place, tack the other side.

That's about it. A simple, easy project to get the kids under the hood and busy for hours once it's done!

We are also doing daily giveaways on our Facebook and Instagram pages for the next two weeks to help out our audience, so make sure to go follow us.

Thanks for watching and stay safe!

 

About Jason Becker

Jason Becker is a welder/fabricator with 22 years of field experience in the welding industry and a Marine Corps Veteran. He is also an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator (CWI/CWE). While teaching welding at his local college, Jason pursued his Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Seminole State College and graduated with honors in 2016. He now works full-time as the co-host for Weld.com.