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  1. #1
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    Default Welding Station (Okay it's a cart)

    A while back I posted my idea for a welding cart to house my MIG, TIG, and plasma cutter as well as bottles, TIG wire, etc. Well, I'm finally getting around to doing it. Had to get some more equipment first since I wanted to make it out of round tube instead of angle. I'll be updating this thread as I do more welding and wiring on it.
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    and this heavy duty table I made


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    Added some supports and put in some expanded steel decking. Going to put in the caster inserts later.
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    Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
    Delta Drill Press
    Bosch 10" Table Saw
    Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
    Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
    Radnor O/A

    and this heavy duty table I made


  3. #3
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    Had to remake the caster inserts this morning. I didn't make them big enough, something about measuring once and cutting twice. Then I cut out my back panel out of some plywood. I've got the service panel and outlets ready to go on but need to get some hardware. I also finished the TIG rod holder. Just a few finishing details to do before taking it to get Line-X covering Monday. Getting close.
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    MillerMatic 252
    Spoolmate 200
    Diversion 165
    Spectrum 625 X-Treme
    Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
    Delta Drill Press
    Bosch 10" Table Saw
    Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
    Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
    Radnor O/A

    and this heavy duty table I made


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    Man, that's looking really cool. The tubing is a real nice touch. Can't wait to see the finished product
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    Welding and bending are done. Got the holes drilled for the casters and electrical panel and have them bolted on for now. Put the service panel on and mounted the gang boxes. Welded another vertical support on the front too. I figured with a few guns and welders on the upper shelf it might start sagging or not too sound once you started using one of them. I decided it would be better to hang everything off the front too instead of the side because it would be easier to change the spool on the MIG that way.

    Tomorrow, finish.

    (Edit: They called at 5 p.m. to tell me they were done spraying, but they were closing. So I'll finish tomorrow, maybe...)
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    Last edited by NoogaD; 01-31-2011 at 06:00 PM.
    MillerMatic 252
    Spoolmate 200
    Diversion 165
    Spectrum 625 X-Treme
    Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
    Delta Drill Press
    Bosch 10" Table Saw
    Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
    Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
    Radnor O/A

    and this heavy duty table I made


  6. #6
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    Nice work NoogaD, I think you're entitled to call that a welding station, it is a bit beyond a cart. Nice touch with the tubing and expanded metal. Looks carefully thought out and well executed.

    Gord

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    The only thing I don't like about it is the wood...

    Wood is for wimps real men use metal
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  8. #8
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    Default Finished!!!

    Finally done. Picked up the station from Line-X this morning and had to drill out all the holes. Had to go to the hardware store to buy new bolts because I'm slightly retarded and didn't factor in the coating when I got the first set. Everything though is bolted on, powered, and ready to go. The only real issue I had today was removing the factory casters on the MM252. Do you guys realize how heavy that thing is? I need to get some adhesive lettering to label the Rod Tubes because I'll forget what's in which one. The bar that holds the cylinders rotates up to change out spent cylinders. I need to make the coupler fit a little tighter. I'm going to clean up the garage now though, and then have a beer or two. Or have a beer and clean up next week.
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    MillerMatic 252
    Spoolmate 200
    Diversion 165
    Spectrum 625 X-Treme
    Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
    Delta Drill Press
    Bosch 10" Table Saw
    Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
    Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
    Radnor O/A

    and this heavy duty table I made


  9. #9
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    Thanks for posting final pics., one of the finest custom made carts I have seen. Nicely done.

    Gord

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    Thanks for the compliments. It was a fun build. Now I have something to secure my machines. It's really easy to switch the power, no more trying to make three cords fit one plug. And the panel can be locked, so if I'm out of town or a nephew is over, I can make sure no one is going to accidentally hurt himself with a welding unit. Two secured cylinders instead of just one is a plus as is a place to put rods instead of leaning them in a corner somewhere. Probably have about $500 in it with 80' of tubing, electrical, hardware, Line-X, and casters. The plywood was scrap I already had and so was the expanded steel.
    MillerMatic 252
    Spoolmate 200
    Diversion 165
    Spectrum 625 X-Treme
    Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
    Delta Drill Press
    Bosch 10" Table Saw
    Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
    Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
    Radnor O/A

    and this heavy duty table I made


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