So I finally was able to start building my welding table, my first on my own project. The frame is 2x2x1/8" square tube frame, plate top and expanded metal bottom shelf. Built the top frame, attached the vertical tubes to the frame, flipped it over and welded it to my plate top. Got a drop, 1/2" 2x4 plate, bigger then I wanted thickness wise, but had the dimensions I wanted. Put it together, and musceled the pig to an upright postion. Started tacking the bottom shelf together, the welding teh inside corners. When I was almost done, 2 or 3 welds left I stopped myself and asked myself out loud..... why am I welding this on the floor still?
Pics to follow at some point. Still need to add casters, expanded metal shelf on the bottom, clean it, prime it, and paint it. Welding it with my Lincoln Power Mig 180C dual, NR-211 .035 flux core wire.
On a different note I was thinking about things I had read on the site as I was welding, questions I had answered, advice I had gotten, tips and tricks I had gleened. Almost a group effort. I am thankful that there is this kind of resource available to us garage welders.
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Thread: Funny rookie mistake
01-13-2012, 10:36 PM #1Junior Member
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- May 2011
- Belgrade, MT
Funny rookie mistake