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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboyracer View Post
    I would not "tap" the table top. As a matter of fact, I would not tap the cross members. I would drill and counter sink the top and drill the cross members to match for self-tapping fasteners...My 2 cents...again.
    Yeah there is no way I'm tapping anything. I Just hate tapping things so much.

    The whole seam thing is bugging me now LOL
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    Default Seam...

    Don't sweat it...itís not going to affect your project anyway. Just remember it next time.
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    More picturesssssss




    This next one was my second downward weld.. (the first one sucked.) I was happy with this one: the rest got better.
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    Another top to bottom weld:



    I'm loving every minute of this project honestly. I wasn't going to weld every single spot where the tubes met, but I was having so much fun I just went for it. LOL

    Also these pics may not be in order... some more to come.


    Already serving some purpose.
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    Better purpose... better beer:


    Some of the things that help me out a bit... especially my eyes, my face and my hair.
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    No matter what I'm welding I try to put the seams either facing in or down. This kind of hides the seam. Most times it doesn't really matter, just a habit I got into many years ago.

    Also a good habit is to continue your welds slightly around the corner so you don't end up with the little holes where the welds meet in the corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMW View Post
    No matter what I'm welding I try to put the seams either facing in or down. This kind of hides the seam. Most times it doesn't really matter, just a habit I got into many years ago.

    Also a good habit is to continue your welds slightly around the corner so you don't end up with the little holes where the welds meet in the corners.
    Yeah I started kind of doing that at the end... it was one of those light bulb moments for me haha

    BTW squaring up metal... sucks. So much easier to square up wood.

    I also biffed on the top, I was supposed to cut the 48" widths down to 44" so I would have 2" overhang on each side. (Way to go genius) So now I have 2" front and back and none on the sides. It isn't a deal killer, chances are I will be replacing the top at some point anyways and use the old top as a shelf or something.

    Bought the castors last night, came out to $62 and some change. Killer pricey. :-/
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    So now I'm in a predicament with the wheels. The base of the table is obviously 2" for the tubing.

    The wheel base has a foot print of 2.5" So the holes are pretty much blocked :-( I may have to make a base plate to weld to the table with threaded stand offs for the bolts.


    I wonder if insetting the wheels diagonally would be an issue...
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    Default Flush the plate...

    ...to the outside corners and weld away! Why waist time bolting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboyracer View Post
    ...to the outside corners and weld away! Why waist time bolting?
    That's exactly what my buddy told me. haha
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