The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation has published a new book, Arc Welded Projects, Volume IV, that features step-by-step directions for fun projects targeted at the home hobbyist and do-it-yourself welder.

Projects range from a gas-fired cooker trailer to a stainless steel pickup sander, and from a Dutch miser wood stove to a bike rack. All of the projects were created by welding students as entries for the foundation's annual awards programs.

Arc Welded Projects, Volume IV is divided into five categories:

  • Agriculture — featuring projects such as hydraulic trench digger, chisel plow and hay bale squeezer.

  • Trailers — featuring projects such as 24-foot gooseneck trailer, single axle van trailer and off-road monster grill/barbeque.

  • Shop Projects — featuring projects such as hydraulic work station, flat bar steel roller and oil filter crusher.

  • Home & Recreation — featuring projects such as square fire pit, electric start log splitter and hitch-carried recumbent bike rack.

  • Miscellaneous — featuring projects such as eight-foot snow pusher, pit cart and horse-drawn trolley.

The book includes a materials list, step-by-step instructions and full plan designs for each project, and the names of the students and instructors who made the projects and the names and locations of their schools..

The 200-page paperback book costs $10, and can be purchased online at the foundation's Internet site: Previous project books — Arc Welded Projects, Volume II and Arc Welded Projects, Volume III -also are available for purchase.

The projects in Arc Welded Projects, Volume IV represent the range of entries submitted to The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation's awards programs, in type and size.

The foundation annually sponsors award programs for secondary and post-secondary students. To learn more about current awards programs and to get a copy of the appropriate rules brochure, go to

The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation was founded in 1936, and is dedicated to advancing safe, reliable and cost-effective arc welding design and practice worldwide.