Amount of material does make sense!
Generally it is customary to run them on top of the legs, one reason being you don’t have to depend on weld strength. But as you say in this situation it doesn’t matter.
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01-14-2010, 10:57 AM #11Caution!
These are "my" views based only on “my” experiences in “my” little bitty world.
01-14-2010, 11:53 AM #12Senior Member
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Good show if you made the whole table and only ended up with 3.5" of waste.DYNASTY 200SD
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01-14-2010, 04:21 PM #15Member
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Very nice looking table Jack. The cuts to make the bend in the tubing, did you have to weld these back also?
01-14-2010, 05:05 PM #16
I could weld the gaps, but it would eat up time and consumables -- and wouldn't make a significant difference in the way the piece functions structurally. I'll probably just use some filler.
Even with the gaps, you could climb up and jump on that piece and it would be plenty strong enough to support you. 2" tubing is strong stuff.
01-14-2010, 06:26 PM #17
Very nice, I would never have thought to bend that tube like you did with the round tube dies and notching the tube. Your shop just looks to nice to work in, your work bench looks like it should be a dinner table. as neat as I try to be I wouldn't want anybody seeing how bad my shop looks."The only source of knowledge is experience." Albert Einstein
01-14-2010, 06:34 PM #18
Thanks. But 'too nice?'
Well, some of the time it's cleaned up. But not all the time:
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01-14-2010, 06:55 PM #19
I can still see the floor and theres a walkable path, LOL. Now its beginning to look like a shop."The only source of knowledge is experience." Albert Einstein
01-16-2010, 08:08 AM #20
It does look good. The arch looks nice, but seems like a lot of extra work for a work bench. I also think it isn't as practical as a parallel horizontal member would have been, for example clamping something to, etc.
Any particular reason for the arched members?
Unless it's for aesthetics/interesting looks, I tend to go with the least work for the most practical results...
One reason for having the legs go right to the tabletop with the horizontal members in between is (with a steel-topped table that is), if you need to pound a bit on something you place the object to be persuaded directly over the leg post so as to eliminate flexing/rebound and therefore maximize the effect of the blows for more precision. JMO.
Marcel"If you build it, they will come!"