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  • Crankshaft Fab table

    Wanted to pass along an idea I cooked up. I bought a junked 302 motor to build a conference table out of and came upon a slew of parts to recycle. As I stared at the parts, I thought about making them more shop useful instead of recycling in normal scrap yard terms.

    I grabbed what I could for a balanced weight at the bottom and added the crankshaft as my main section. It had a great natural balance and I added a 10 inch section of pipe to the top of the crank for a custom fit to my height. Welding the 1/8" thick pipe was quite tricky to the cast crankshaft but it worked out great. I also added some support underneath through 1" solid steel tubing to support the 1/2" plate at the top.

    The mini fab table can hold a great deal of weight and is easy to navigate around. My intentions for it were to work on motorcycle frames, possible grind stand or to place a shotbag on and pound out sheet metal. Quite happy with it overall and will be building another one soon.

    also used 2 carpet samples at the base to muffle any banging, wabbling or scraping on the concrete floor.

    Last edited by Rusty Knuckles; 09-24-2008, 12:25 PM. Reason: checking the images

  • #2
    Sounds cool, but your pictures aren't working

    can't wait to check it out.


    • #3
      Table images

      hopefully this works. First post, so I am trying to figure out how to post the images correctly


      • #4
        Ok, all else failed try this:

        its the first two photos.


        • #5
          Looks good, are those some auto tranny parts on the base as well? Looks like part of the fluid pump, but maybe that's just the pics as i didn't see a mention of it in your first post.


          • #6
            I was digging around and grabbed the harmonic balancer and the fly wheel. Added some more scrap steel under the base as well.


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              • #8
                Like the Ducati Painting- are you an Illustrator by trade?


                • #9
                  I guess I could call myself an illustrator by trade. I work in many facets of design/marketing/communications and just seem to have had a pencil stuck to my hand since birth.

                  here is my day to day business site:

                  design work pays the bills so I can build bikes on the side.


                  • #10
                    thanks for posting the images as well, I appreciate it!


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