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?
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01-13-2010, 08:46 PM #1
Freestanding work bench for my garage
01-13-2010, 08:46 PM #2
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.
01-13-2010, 09:17 PM #3Member
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- Dec 2009
- Custer Park, Illinois
That is really nice. The arch and uprights really makes it look good.
01-13-2010, 09:27 PM #4Member
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- Dec 2008
- Omaha, Nebraska USA
It's great to build your own stuff rather than buy it from some one.
Self Satisfaction is awsome.
01-14-2010, 12:54 AM #5
Very nice- it's always great to have a custom work surface to fit your needs.
01-14-2010, 07:16 AM #6Junior Member
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- Jul 2009
- Western NC
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