Originally Posted by ferball
I finally bought a real welder. The cheap $100 wire feed from harbor freight. I did manage to make a functioning transformer from a tin can some electric fencing and wire. It was far from functional as a welder, but it was a fun project and learned also sorts of interesting stuff, the microwave unit is cool, but at the end of the day it would be nice to have something that works and I can focus on playing with bikes instead of reinventing the welder. Yes you can all say "I told you so" but I had fun even if not overly productive.
As Edison would say.....another success. You learned what won't work.