Handmade Welding Torch Holder For Welding Table

Torch Seated in Holder

Torch Seated in Holder

Making A Holder for Oxyacetylene torch

Now that I have a decent welding table and not a makeshift setup, I decided it is time to make and install a holder for my oxyacetylene torch.  This is something I have wanted for a long time.  It is a hands free approach so I can heat metal then forge it nearby.  Otherwise it is a more professional way of hanging the torch up while setting up for the next weld.  It will also help to minimize possible accidental damage to the torch.

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Enough of that though.  Lets talk about how I did it.  First I picked a convenient spot on the table.  This left side frame will do nicely.  Next, I picked up this seemingly useless rusty 1/4″ inch round steel bar from my metals closet.

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After using 150 grit sandpaper on the steel bar, I then proceeded to bend the end of it around a 2 inch OD pipe.  this gave me the “U” I wanted and I cut it off the rod and welded it on the remaining rod a seen in the photo above.  Next, it was time to experiment and play.  This first part or the holder was for the business end and it provides a majority of the support.  It also has to sit high enough to allow clearance for the hoses to prevent kinks and premature damage.

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After I figured out the right length for the rod to weld to the table, I realized I wanted a little more support for my torch unit.  Looking at the handle,  I saw the two brass fittings that join the mixing chamber in a “Y” pattern.  I decided to create a “pitchfork”  design to lock it right in place.  Therefore, the taller part of the torch will just cradle it and not let it flop around.

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As you can see, I repeated the “U”  and made it seat a couple inches higher to allow an angle that supports the hoses and a flame at a convenient height.

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