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  • Table: Stainless and Glass

    Here is a table I just knocked out for a local hotel.
    It is of simple construction, made from 2x2x.120 wall stainless 304 tubing.
    It received 1/2" glass for the top.

    Thanks for looking.

    1. and 2. Jigging it up and gettin' er done. For those of you that work stainless, you know that it don't much like to stay straight. Good procedure and patience is key here.
    3. I've been chillin' with an injury for a while, so I thought I'd better make a few practice runs before getting back into the game.
    4. Levelling feet and glass are right on target. Eye on the prize.
    Attached Files
    Maxstar 200DX
    Maxstar 300DX
    Dynasty 200DX
    Passport
    Spectrum 701
    LMSW-52 spot welder

  • #2
    signed, sealed, delivered

    1. Table in its new home.
    2. Another view.
    3. Detail.

    Thanks for looking.
    Attached Files
    Maxstar 200DX
    Maxstar 300DX
    Dynasty 200DX
    Passport
    Spectrum 701
    LMSW-52 spot welder

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    • #3
      Nice work. Thats a good sized one...Bob
      Bob Wright

      Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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      • #4
        Nice work as always.
        What did you use to blend the welds, they look awsome.
        Thanks.
        Tim Beeker,
        T-N-J Industries
        (my side bussiness)

        Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
        Esab 450i with wire feeder
        HH135 mig
        Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
        Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
        Marathon 315mm coldsaw
        vertical and horizontal band saws
        table saw
        Dewalt cut off saw
        Sand blast cabinet
        lots of hand grinders
        Harris torch
        beer fridge

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        • #5
          Yes very nice. You can be proud of that one. Just curious about how many$ in material for it.Keep up the good work.
          252 Miller Mig
          180 Synchrowave
          R - 45 Milling Machine
          Kingston 1100 Lathe
          Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter

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          • #6
            VERY NICE WORK , THAT'S THE KIND OF WORK I LIKE , STEEL FURNITURE, I AM GOING IN THAT DIRECTION , ALREADY DID SOME , I JUST RECEIVE MY TABLE FROM PLATING , BRUSH NICKEL PEWTER ,C R 1 3/4 LEGS WITH 1/2 IN BETWEEN AND SOME 3/8 AND 1/4 . THE TOP IS MARBLE .NOW I AM LOOKING TO FIND A NICE DESIGN FOR THE CHAIRS , NOT EASY.

            Bobby
            Attached Files
            FABRICATION-CRÉATION K ZEN

            MILLERMATIC 210
            SPOOLMATE 3035
            SYNCROWAVE 200
            HYPERTHERM 360

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            • #7
              Chris,
              What does something like that go for? if you don't mind me asking.
              Dynasty 200 DX
              Millermatic 175
              Spectrum 375
              All kinds of Smith OA gear

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              • #8
                Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
                Nice work. Thats a good sized one...Bob
                Thanks Bob.
                Maxstar 200DX
                Maxstar 300DX
                Dynasty 200DX
                Passport
                Spectrum 701
                LMSW-52 spot welder

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                • #9
                  black magic

                  Originally posted by tnjind View Post
                  Nice work as always.
                  What did you use to blend the welds, they look awsome.
                  Thanks.
                  Thanks Tim.

                  I/we have buffed out our fair share of stainless welds over the years and I've yet to unlock the secret shortcut version to success. I'm telling you, I don't know why, but there seems to be a different technique for every job. I don't know if they're giving me different stainless each time or what.

                  I've tried all different kinds of grinders, sanders, grits, electric, air, you name it. There are no shortcuts... just a combination of elbow grease, a light touch, and persistence. You just have to stand back once in a while or you'll drive yourself crazy because stainless shows EVERYTHING. Sometimes, the more you buff... the worse it gets.

                  ... did I mention the part about the black magic?
                  Last edited by chrisgay@sbcglo; 05-15-2008, 12:05 AM. Reason: spelling
                  Maxstar 200DX
                  Maxstar 300DX
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Passport
                  Spectrum 701
                  LMSW-52 spot welder

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by metal-doctor View Post
                    Yes very nice. You can be proud of that one. Just curious about how many$ in material for it.Keep up the good work.
                    Thanks man.

                    I'd say I had at least $2K in materials. Pay to play, right?
                    Maxstar 200DX
                    Maxstar 300DX
                    Dynasty 200DX
                    Passport
                    Spectrum 701
                    LMSW-52 spot welder

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by k zen View Post
                      VERY NICE WORK , THAT'S THE KIND OF WORK I LIKE , STEEL FURNITURE, I AM GOING IN THAT DIRECTION , ALREADY DID SOME , I JUST RECEIVE MY TABLE FROM PLATING , BRUSH NICKEL PEWTER ,C R 1 3/4 LEGS WITH 1/2 IN BETWEEN AND SOME 3/8 AND 1/4 . THE TOP IS MARBLE .NOW I AM LOOKING TO FIND A NICE DESIGN FOR THE CHAIRS , NOT EASY.

                      Bobby
                      Thanks Bobby. Nice table, yourself. I'll look forward to seeing the chairs... be sure to get them done and post them.
                      Maxstar 200DX
                      Maxstar 300DX
                      Dynasty 200DX
                      Passport
                      Spectrum 701
                      LMSW-52 spot welder

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Laiky View Post
                        Chris,
                        What does something like that go for? if you don't mind me asking.
                        Let's just say you try to get what the market will bear. You win some and you lose some. I had at least 2K in materials, had to deliver it, and you can probably estimate the hours. This table was pretty straight forward for me, and I can blaze through it pretty quickly. This just comes with experience, so fortunately I came out on top on this one.
                        Maxstar 200DX
                        Maxstar 300DX
                        Dynasty 200DX
                        Passport
                        Spectrum 701
                        LMSW-52 spot welder

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                        • #13
                          good enough, i'm curious how well one can do with custom furniture. I would guess getting the contracts is the hardest part. Who does the design? Do you get called in and have to make a proposal, including design ideas? Or do they come to you with what they want?

                          I'm guessing that you couldn't make pieces and then sell them like on E-bay. You would need a customer to request something they really want first?
                          Dynasty 200 DX
                          Millermatic 175
                          Spectrum 375
                          All kinds of Smith OA gear

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                          • #14
                            Value

                            Originally posted by Laiky View Post
                            good enough, i'm curious how well one can do with custom furniture. I would guess getting the contracts is the hardest part. Who does the design? Do you get called in and have to make a proposal, including design ideas? Or do they come to you with what they want?

                            I'm guessing that you couldn't make pieces and then sell them like on E-bay. You would need a customer to request something they really want first?
                            Laiky, here is my take:

                            One can starve building furniture for a living. You have to get into the right market, get the contracts, and charge enough to make an honest living and then some. Making things by hand takes a long time to do right, and in this day and age, most don't equate a significanty cost with skilled hours... that's why nothing is made in the US anymore.

                            I've put in my due time and have a strong client base and get all my work word-of-mouth. But I've been at it for a long time, have put my work out there, and have been there done that already. I consider myself lucky to be able to do what I love, but it aint no gravy train. Win some, lose some.

                            I've often considered (and people always ask) starting a line of furniture/product/whatever and peddling that. The problem I see is that you are just entertaining another business idea, which required marketing, manufacturing, and at the end of day, a lot of compromise if you want to make any real money. For the moment, being a manager and peddling wares does not appeal to me, so I keep it small and custom.

                            I have found that 99.99% of my work is custom, and that is where the money is for me. My background is in art, design, and motorsports (strangely enough), yet I find I like the jobs where the customer comes to me with a reasonably clear idea of what they already want, and I become the vehicle to enable it, making suggestions or refinements as needed. Anymore, I really just like to weld and can make more money with my helmet down than spending hours designing and trying to recoup the time in R&D. Been there, done that.

                            If this is the kind of work you are interested in, you just gotta get your stuff out there, do your BEST, and stand behind your work. Work begets work and jobs will come. You just have to manifest the stuff you like and be prepared to be hungry once in a while. Just always remember your own VALUE and be honest about it to both yourself and your customer.

                            I hope this helps.
                            Maxstar 200DX
                            Maxstar 300DX
                            Dynasty 200DX
                            Passport
                            Spectrum 701
                            LMSW-52 spot welder

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