I"m interested in doing some blacksmiting/welding projects and wondering if a simple stick welder would serve my purpose, looking at Lincoln ac 225 or ac dc225. Should I just get a Mig. I'm thinking of using 1"-2" square tubing, some round tubing, I'm guessing 1/8" thick or maybe thicker. Also using 1/8 flat bar, 3/16 to 1" square stock. I plan on using the square tubing for frame and doing some designs with the solid and welding it to it. I'm very very new so any help would be appreated. Also if you post your pictures if you wouldn't mind explaining how you welded it, i.e. Mig, Tig, Stick, torch.. etc.