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Steel Saguaro

Submitted by: Lisa Witworth

Cactus Image 1 (click for larger image) Lisa made this saguaro cactus by welding together over 3,000 3/4-inch nuts.  The cactus stands six feet tall.

She started by welding the nuts in a ring and then threading each ring on 5/8 inch bars.  The bars were welded vertically to a 12-inch x 12-inch plate.  The whole cactus was welded to a 6 ft. x 4 ft. 1/2-inch plate.

Finally, Lisa installed rope lights inside the cactus for nighttime display.

The project took her several months to complete.  Lisa used her Weld-Pak® 140 HD wire feeder welder and the MIG welding process for the majority of the work (welding the cactus to the base plate was done by a friend who has a welder with more output).

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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.

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