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  • Welding table build

    I have been trying to collect the material to build a table for some time now and finally have all that I needed.
    I thought that I might as well take some pics during the build to share. Now to start with I must say that this table is not intended to be a 100% true worktop.

    Materials:
    4 ~ 31" 2"x2" square tubing (3/16" wall)
    8 ~ 31" 2"x2" angle (3/16" wall)
    4 ~ 4"x4" plate (1/4" thick)
    1 ~ 48" x 48" (1/4" thick)

    I chose to make my table with a base of 35" square for a couple reasons. First is that I wanted adequate overhang of the top plate for clamping.
    The second reason is that I had 12' lengths of 2x2 angle but they were not perfect 12' long and I did not want scraps left over.
    I wont describe every pic and I don't have a drawing. But if requested I am sure it can be arranged.







    I tacked the top plate to the base with 1" welds in two places on each side.
    I am not totally done yet as I will be putting a power bar under the table, A hanger for my grinders and my vise.
    Last edited by Bryan L; 11-15-2008, 10:51 PM.

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    Last edited by Bryan L; 11-15-2008, 10:52 PM.

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      Last edited by Bryan L; 11-15-2008, 10:54 PM.

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      • #4
        Pics not working for me??

        Now I can certainly see them
        Last edited by Broccoli1; 11-15-2008, 11:03 PM.

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        • #5
          worked earlier. I will edit the posts with new links from alt source. sorry

          Last edited by Bryan L; 11-15-2008, 10:55 PM.

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          • #6
            Please resize them too. 800 x 600 is big enough. Many of us are on dial-up. Thanks.
            Last edited by Craig in Denver; 11-15-2008, 10:58 PM.

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            • #7
              I would recomend you round the corners off.

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              • #8
                how much of the corners would you round off?

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                • #9
                  Dont really need much ,just find something round about 4 inches across and put it at the edges to lay out a mark. A steel edge pointing out like that is a bad thing especially with a child that is the same height.

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                  • #10
                    Im jealous. Even your wooden welding table is better than the one Ive got. Oh thats right Im still kneeling on the concrete to do my stuff. Works getting thin. I guess I have time this winter.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fabricator View Post
                      Dont really need much ,just find something round about 4 inches across and put it at the edges to lay out a mark. A steel edge pointing out like that is a bad thing especially with a child that is the same height.

                      Got a lot of children running around in your shop do ya'??


                      I myself wouldn't round off the corners, just keep the kids out of the shop. A lot of clamping goes on at the corners of tables and if the corners aint there, well...
                      Last edited by TS-Off-Road; 11-16-2008, 03:55 PM.

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                      • #12
                        nfinch86-Canadian Weldor :

                        Bryan L, HI; Great Looking Weldin Table,I'm Jealous TOO!! By the way where ya from ( Canada ) ??

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                        • #13
                          This is actually Bryan l looks like something is wrong with the login because I keep getting a quota error on login from an IP in Nevada...

                          anyway. I got some time today to finish off the table. Here are some pics.

                          As per fabricator's recommendation I did round off the corners. Thanks fabricator.




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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by nfinch86 View Post
                            Bryan L, HI; Great Looking Weldin Table,I'm Jealous TOO!! By the way where ya from ( Canada ) ??
                            thanks Im from a town west of Calgary. I know some of my welds are ugly but I am learning. the only "formal" training I have ever had was in high school. So not much. Project by project I am trying to learn.

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                            • #15
                              no worries

                              Originally posted by 0degreec View Post
                              thanks Im from a town west of Calgary. I know some of my welds are ugly but I am learning. the only "formal" training I have ever had was in high school. So not much. Project by project I am trying to learn.

                              Ugly welds??? Looks arent everything, I can show you pleanty of guys that weld pretty but there weld quality is horrid (kinda like smearing icing on a cake)

                              I would rather have ugly welds that hold vesus pretty welds that dont. Welding is a art keep practicing and it will more than likely get smoother. But if it doesnt dont wory about it too much.

                              There are pleanty of welders out there that there welds arent pretty but the pass XRAY and stress testing with flying colors

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