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    Decided to build myself a patio table. the top is from 2inch angle, the legs are 1 1/2 square, and the cros braces are from a old set of bunkbeds, because i did not want to stop and go get steel. same goes for the little piece of 2 inch pipe i used going through the leg braces, its a old piece of car exhaust. the shape is a decagon (10 sides). figured a square was too easy. With the frame done i went on to do the top, to help me fill the 2 inch angle, i used 1/2 inch plywood, 1/2 inch cement board (about 2 days after i cut i found out they make a lighter product, hardy wonderboard backerboard, would have saved me about 30lbs). then finally the terra cotta tile which is around 1/2. of course there is mortor in there. used a dark brown grout, and a leather brown paint for the frame. the finished peoduct weighs around 200 lbs . i figured if it gets stolen weighing that much, they had to work hard for it, so they can have it. overall it was a fun project. i got to learn alot with it.
    1. im not too good at math, but thats ok, my father in law is.
    2. just because im a fire fighter does NOT mean im fire proof. was wearing my "lucky" jeans, with holes in the knees and they flamed for a minute.
    3. wearing ear plugs while welding is a good idea, welding off angle, got a spark in my ear.
    4. No plan survives first spark.






    Hope you enjoy the pictures, sorry they are out of order.
    Flash me, Im a Welder

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            that should be all of them
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            • #7
              it looks great man, and i just have one rookie question. How did you figure out the degree of cut to make it round? thats the only thing that messes me up when building anything, is figuring out the angle that i need to cut.
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              spectrum 375
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              14in vertical band saw
              14in cold cut saw
              and now a 24x40 shop

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              • #8
                60degrees X 6sides = 360 circle
                Anything you could do, I could do better.
                I can do anything better than you!
                Lockheed Martin
                Armco Steel, Baltimore
                USW local #3185

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stugots View Post
                  60degrees X 6sides = 360 circle
                  Might wanna count again.
                  2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
                  1- Blue star 185
                  1- BOBCAT 250
                  1- TRAILBLAZER 302
                  1- MILLER DVI
                  2- PASSPORT PLUS
                  1- DYNASTY 200 DX
                  1- DYNASTY 280 DX
                  1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
                  1- HF-251 BOX
                  1- S-74D
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                  • #10
                    4 sides, 6 sides, 10 sides, 190 sides............ makes no difference..... divide the sides into 360, and you get the required angle set.....
                    welder_one

                    nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
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                    • #11
                      lol,,, good eye, i didnt see that,,,, same formula


                      51.43 x 7 = 360
                      Anything you could do, I could do better.
                      I can do anything better than you!
                      Lockheed Martin
                      Armco Steel, Baltimore
                      USW local #3185

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                      • #12
                        But this formula is correct. Say you wanna make an eight sided frame of equal length. 45 degrees would be the angle of each piece, 45 x 8 = 360 . So then each end must be mitered at 22.5 degrees to make a 45 degree angle.
                        2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
                        1- Blue star 185
                        1- BOBCAT 250
                        1- TRAILBLAZER 302
                        1- MILLER DVI
                        2- PASSPORT PLUS
                        1- DYNASTY 200 DX
                        1- DYNASTY 280 DX
                        1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
                        1- HF-251 BOX
                        1- S-74D
                        1- S-75DXA
                        2- 12-RC SUITCASES
                        1- 8-VS SUITCASE
                        2- 30 A SPOOLGUNS

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                        • #13
                          yup, you would cut that number in half to get the actual saw cut angle, and that would be 22.5
                          Anything you could do, I could do better.
                          I can do anything better than you!
                          Lockheed Martin
                          Armco Steel, Baltimore
                          USW local #3185

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                          • #14
                            so how ever many sides i want i divide that by 360 and thats the angle i cut. Very good to know, i am learning so much just reading what you guys post
                            syncrowave 250
                            millermatic 140 with spool gun
                            350 dully with 225
                            spectrum 375
                            lateral band saw
                            14in vertical band saw
                            14in cold cut saw
                            and now a 24x40 shop

                            ALL THE STUFF I HAVE BUILT

                            www.facebook.com/studiostevens

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                            • #15
                              after you find the degree of the angle, you cut that in half, thats the angle you set your saw at to cut.

                              examples,


                              60degrees X 6sides = 360 circle ---- 30degrees actual saw cut angle


                              45 x 8 = 360 --- half of 45 is 22.5 thats the actual saw cut you make on the part.
                              Anything you could do, I could do better.
                              I can do anything better than you!
                              Lockheed Martin
                              Armco Steel, Baltimore
                              USW local #3185

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