I’m always looking for new ideas of stuff to build out of metal. One great (and cheap!) source for metal working ideas, machines, and tools is the Western Farm show that occurs yearly in Kansas City.

I get a lot of people that come to my site looking for ideas for creating stuff out of metal. The secret is, ideas are all around you! One great source for ideas are equipment shows like the Western Farm Show!

I covered Con Expo 2014 a couple of years ago, but it is time I got out there and took a closer look at some new equipment. The Western Farm Show is a similar yet much smaller local show in Kansas City. For about the price of a movie ticket, you can spend as much time as you want wandering through all of the cool exhibits.

As you go through these pictures, really look at the details of the products. All of them at some time or another started as a guy with an idea (or need) and a welder. I see no reason your ideas couldn’t also come to life in the same way.


I have no affiliation with the Western Farm Show. I went to it for the first time this year and really enjoyed myself, so I thought I would share some pictures. I got to spend time with my family and see some cool equipment. If you missed it this year, be sure to check it out next year, February 24-26 2017.

For more details visit: www.WesternFarmShow.com

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