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  • STRENGTH AND POWER
    started a topic Welding table build

    Welding table build

    After thinking a while on what would be an ideal table for my needs, I finally got started. Top is 4'x 7' x 1/2" plate, flattened. The slots will allow me to get a clamp on 85-90% of the table.4" x 5# C- channel will form the perimeter and cross supportsThe 3" square cut-outs are for the middle legs and will act as a receiver for my grinder, vise, and bender. Outer legs are 5 x 5 x 3/8"which I found in the scrap section of the steelyard. Too good of a deal to pass up. Brackets on legs are for the wheels. There will also be levelling feet at each leg. Should have it buttoned up this weekend. I am building it upside down and will flip it with either a chain hoist or forklift.
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    Last edited by STRENGTH AND POWER; 02-27-2010, 11:51 PM.

  • STRENGTH AND POWER
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    thanks all, still a few things i want to add to it, dedicated space for clamps, holder for grinders, maybe an expanded metal shelf at the bottom. I figure i will use it for a bit and see where things need to go to be convenient. shop is going to get rearranged again to get the lathe on the same wall as the electrical panel so i don't have to run conduit ( leased space). I really hate having extension cords all over the ground so I am looking at options there as well

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  • wrenchnride247
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    That is a very ingenious fab table you have. Look's great!

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  • Hale Yeah Fabrication
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    Very nice work. I like the slots.

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  • SBray
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    Welding Table

    That is one of the best looking tables I have ever seen!

    You did a great job, thanks for sharing!

    Steve

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  • Matt_in_Brooklyn
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    Looks great.

    Thanks for the info on the slot width. I'm thinking of a much lighter design but like the slot idea.

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  • wrench3047
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    That looks great, when ever you feel like getting rid of it just drop it off here in MD

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  • b-footn
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    That is a nice table. I've wanted to do cut-outs like yours on my table, but haven't gotten around to it yet. My top plate is 1" thick and I think I'll have to rent/borrow a track to cut it nicely.

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  • Pitalplace
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    That is a very nice table. I also have to move or turn my stuff by myself. You would be surprised at what you can move if you think about it for awhile.

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  • tom37
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    Good looking table. Nice work.

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  • STRENGTH AND POWER
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    The table is done. Finally heard the fan kick in on the 350 as I was running pretty hot on the frame. I only did small welds and not many when I attached the top to the frame to minimize the chance of warping the top. My neighbor came by and offered to help flip it, after grabbing an end and tugging on it, he bowed out. Using the chain hoist and pallet jack, i had it turned over in about 15 minutes. Looking forward to using it
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  • STRENGTH AND POWER
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    Originally posted by Matt_in_Brooklyn View Post
    Can you tell me what the width of the slots on the top are? I'm guessing it's a standard dimension to accommodate clamps. Thanks.
    The slot width is 1.25". length wise, I figured out where my supports were going to be and the throat depth of the clamps. If need be, I can also use some all-thread and other material to span 2 slots.

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  • Petron
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    Originally posted by STRENGTH AND POWER View Post
    After thinking a while on what would be an ideal table for my needs, I finally got started. Top is 4'x 7' x 1/2" plate, flattened. The slots will allow me to get a clamp on 85-90% of the table.4" x 5# C- channel will form the perimeter and cross supportsThe 3" square cut-outs are for the middle legs and will act as a receiver for my grinder, vise, and bender. Outer legs are 5 x 5 x 3/8"which I found in the scrap section of the steelyard. Too good of a deal to pass up. Brackets on legs are for the wheels. There will also be levelling feet at each leg. Should have it buttoned up this weekend. I am building it upside down and will flip it with either a chain hoist or forklift.
    Thats a nice looking welding table, great job.

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  • STRENGTH AND POWER
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    Originally posted by WyoRoy View Post
    S & P, I take it the studs and nuts worked out for you?
    So far so good. Soaked them in thinner and then the wire wheel and they were like new.

    Upgrading the breaker to 100amp tonight so I can get this wrapped up this weekend.

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  • WyoRoy
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    S & P, I take it the studs and nuts worked out for you?

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