So I'm just about a week away from completing my MIG certification through the local Tech school program, and for the final class we just needed to do a project. Figured I'd make some jack stands.
Ended up using a template based on a 3-legged stool. Made 3 different heights.
Things that I already want to change. The 30/60 Angles I used for the legs aren't narrow enough. I'd prefer 20/70, but at the same time I didn't have a saw that could go that far (saw only goes to 60).
Also, I might have to reinforce the legs with connectors to really make them strong. For now, they'll be used for light duty action so they should hold up fine. I really just wanted something that was completely adjustable as far as height went.
Also, it would have been great to use a notcher on the legs. The space between center tube and the legs made the welds a bit of a pain. Vertical up just put too much heat into it, so I ended up doing vertical down. Gravity is your friend. Haha...
Anyway, feel free to let me know what you think. Welds done with a Millermatic 211 (running on 220V), .035 Wire, 75/25 Gas.
Jig made for welding legs.
Testing out the Jig
Everything all cleaned up for welding.
Stands. Only thing not done is the tops. Plan is just weld a bend piece of 1/4" and tack it to the top of the nut and leave it on top.
Not the prettiest welds ever, but it'll get the job done.