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  • Welding table... Scrap metal, cannibalized parts, clearance table casters....

    I'm brewing up a welding table....
    Here's some pictures so far.
    Most everything except the 3/8" plate pieces were scrap or clearance table stuff.
    I paid an unheard of $17 (total!) for the 5" casters (truly $110-120 value in casters)...
    Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time...
    Paid $14 dollars for the bolts nuts and washers to fasten them!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fab-sla...7622894119470/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fab-sla...57622894119470

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fab-sla...57622894119470

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fab-sla...57622894119470

  • #2
    Well done! If you take the time to look, sometimes you'll be suprised at what you can find. It seems like it all averages out for me. Sometimes I get smokin deals on stuff and other times I pay through the nose.

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    • #3
      nice indeed, turned out extremely well

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      • #4
        Welding table

        Nice job! Let the fun begin...

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        • #5
          Great work
          Is that Miller blue ?

          Ji

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          • #6
            98 % done after today...

            I added some tool widgets.
            Added a bottom shelf for more storage.
            Wrestled with taking the cup out of the two 3/8" plate pieces.
            That's a whole other story....
            I got the flatness down to a little under 1/16" over the 5 foot dimension.
            OK, time to have it start paying for itself....

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/fab-slab/4842340386/


            PS Jigantor... Close enough to Miller blue in real life... It is Ace Hardware (Rustoleum) "Safety Blue"
            Last edited by 1Killerbee; 07-29-2010, 05:49 PM.

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            • #7
              My 2 cents.
              The grid is nice for clamping stuff.
              The platform makes it portable.
              The foot keeps it in place.
              The spacers allow height adjustment.
              This started out as a grid that fit over a taller table.

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              • #8
                Hi John,
                Now that is a welding table.

                Ji

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                • #9
                  Sweet, Add a couple of reciever tubes for the chop saw and vice and your good to go for just about anything. Perhaps a little more overlap on the edges, but a darn nice design. 3/8th thick top will be nice and the 1/16 bow is not really a big deal over 5 feet. Especially since you know about it and its direction, so you can work around it.
                  Bob

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