Re-purposing projects are a great way to save some money and develop different skills that last a lifetime. For example the welded tire rim grill tutorial in the video above can be made out of an old car tire rim and expanded metal that can be salvaged from your local dump.
The hard part is having the welding skills and tools to put it all together though. Luckily some states offer training such as welding through their Adult Continuing Education services.
I just did a quick search through the one here in Maine and they are offering quite a few classes this spring. So contact your local Adult Ed office and see if it is something that they offer locally. Another good source would be your local high school shop class, they sometimes offer night classes for a small fee.
If all else fails, the old trusty standby youtube is always there to help.
If you do attempt to make your own tire rim grill, it might just be the perfect product to start a home business with an etsy or ebay store. Have fun!
The Hobart Handler® 140 is a compact wire-feed MIG welder designed to run on 115V household power. The generous operating parameters allow you to weld thin gauge steel (24-ga.) up to 1/4in. steel plate. The Handler 140 is easy to set up and runs flux core steel, solid and aluminum wire. Plus it is extremely versatile and perfect for the welder who wants to work on auto body, household repairs, or even heavier farm projects.