I picked up a piece a 28"x96"x1/2" plate last week with the intent to build a welding table. I don't have a ton of space so it should give a big enough surface to work on. I also plan to put it on wheels to pull it out into the open to "hang" projects off both sides.

I have a couple design questions for you guys. My local airgas has a arcstation on display. I was checking it out and I liked the slots that were in the table. They coule be used to clamp down to or to plasma cut straight cuts through. I am going to integrate sometime similar. I want my final table length to be about 4.5-5' long. I was thinking of putting a similar type slot every 12" or 18" to allow clamping in plenty of locations.

Have you guys tried anything like this before? How well did it work?