No announcement yet.

Stick Welding Steel to Cast Iron + Clamp Mini-Project

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Stick Welding Steel to Cast Iron + Clamp Mini-Project

    Goodmorning everyone!!

    So, this is my latest mini-project:

    Recently, I wished I had a way to tack things to the "inside" of my table... Too far from the edges to conventionally clamp them... And this is what I came up with...

    I bought a BESSEY 8" C clamp from the local lowes, spark tested it to determine it was malleable iron, and then cut if off and simply 7018'd it to a couple scraps of mild steel plate, which I can tack anywhere I need to...

    Anyway, the clamp welded very well... It was my first time welding malleable cast iron, and first time welding dissimilar metals...

    And I got another tool for the shop... I'm pretty happy with how it came out

    Just thought I'd share... I'm probably not the first one to come up with this idea... Hope you guys enjoy the video, and have an awesome weekend everyone

  • #2
    That clamp should be cast steel and weld just like carbon steel, so not really two different metals...Bob
    Bob Wright

    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.


    • #3
      Stick Welding Steel to Cast Iron + Clamp Mini-Project

      Good work stretch! Mind if I share it on
      Miller 211 w/spoolmate
      Miller Spectrum 625

      I make and sell welding plans. Have you created something that is practical, awesome, or a money-saver? I would be happy to share your project at


      • #4
        Stick Welding Steel to Cast Iron + Clamp Mini-Project

        Oh you just made a grasshopper /screw dog. They work real good for tacking on one piece of steel to align a butt joint or push an adjoining piece down tight.


        • #5
          I have a few


          • #6
            I have used cut off c-clamps for 25+ yrs. It's amazing the things I take for granted.
            Trailblazer 250g
            22a feeder
            Lincoln ac/dc 225
            Victor O/A
            MM200 black face
            Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
            Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
            Arco roto-phase model M
            Vectrax 7x12 band saw
            Miller spectrum 875
            30a spoolgun w/wc-24
            Syncrowave 250


            • #7
              The only problem with your welding videos Lance is THERE AREN'T ENOUGH OF THEM! :-)

              You've really made my entrance into welding a lot more interesting and successful.

              Thank you and keep 'em coming!
              Miller 211 MVP
              Hobart StickMate LX 235
              Lincoln AC 225
              CutMaster 42