Tom Rakert of Grand Forks, North Dakota, an Avionics technician for the U.S. military, needed a final project for a welding course he was taking through a local college. He decided to build a chopper frame from scratch. He ordered the plans, bought a tube bender, and purchased several other metal-working tools. He used a Lincoln Square Wave TIG 255 to TIG weld the entire frame. He did such a great job he received a letter grade of "A" for the class.
*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.