Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Results 1 to 10 of 35

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    234

    Default Freestanding work bench for my garage

    This is my first project with my Millermatic 211, so I thought I'd post it here.

    I got a little break in my work schedule yesterday, so while the kid was in school I knocked a work bench together.

    Here's the sketch I did at breakfast:



    I had to figure out how to bend the 2"x2" tubing. I finally unpacked my cheapo Harbor Freight roller bender. Without dies for square tubing, it was slow going. I ended up having to make a series of cuts to help it along:



    Then I just cut the rest of the pieces to match the sketch. The total was 33' of square tubing:



    My assembly on this had to be quick (the kid's only in half days of nursery school), and I'm still enough of a novice so that the welds are pretty ugly. But that's what grinders were invented for, right?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    234

    Default

    Here it is in its basic shape with the butcher block sitting on top of it. I still need to do the grinding, filling and paint, as well as come up with some adjustable feet:



    My garage is still a complete mess from tearing out most of the old cabinets and putting some steel units in. But the shape of the new look is beginning to come together:



    I don't have 220 in the garage yet, but the 211 on 110 was great with 1/8" stock.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Custer Park, Illinois
    Posts
    92

    Default

    That is really nice. The arch and uprights really makes it look good.

    Nice job

    Al

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Omaha, Nebraska USA
    Posts
    44

    Default

    Nice bench
    It's great to build your own stuff rather than buy it from some one.
    Self Satisfaction is awsome.
    Great Job!!!
    Rick C

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    DFW
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Very nice- it's always great to have a custom work surface to fit your needs.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Western NC
    Posts
    14

    Thumbs up Nice work!

    Jack,
    I followed your other project, your "fence-posts" (pun intended) last year and was inspired to plan a few projects of my own. I want to attempt a few curved pieces with 2" sq. tubing. Would you recommend that HF tubing roller for a hobby guy that won't use it more than a few times a year, probably? Also, are there any dies for it that will accomodate the 2" sq tubing? I'm sure I could research that last question; will do later. Could you elaborate on the cuts you made to "help along the curving" process?
    I think your work bench looks great. Again..nice work!
    [B]Stickmate LX 235AC/160DC
    HH210

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 82

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.