When I say new, I mean I have taken it out of the box and I have seen people weld before. I got this for Christmas:
I am only wanting to learn basic welding, I don't have plans to become a fabricator and doing anything great with the skill, it is just something I want to learn and do. I have done basic research on the how-to and things to know, and any advice would be welcomed, but most of all, any ideas of things to build that would be useful. I have looked at a few things to try (workbench, dolly, kayak rack, etc.) but just wanted to see if there is anything that would be really neat and simple to start with? Oh and if you have done it, maybe your write up and plans would be great.
Oh, and anyone in the DFW area know of any cheap places to buy steel?