I haven't been active over here much (usually spend my time over on the Motorsports forum) but I thought this project would fit better here. This is a welding table I just completed after more than a year of having the material and some of the parts. It has a 1/2" x 4' X 4' top, 2" X 2" corner posts, and 1 1/2" stringers. Most of you are probably going to think this was overkill but I have had this design in my head for a while now and wanted to see how it would turn out.
The first pic is a shot of it all fixtured up and "square" on the platen at one of my client's shop. Welding commences.
Next is the frame welded up enough to get it off of the platen.
The next one is of the table, back in my shop, with the casters bolted on and the rest of the welding completed.
The next pic is the intersteing part of the table design. I strategically placed 16 bushings in the top stringer section of the frame. They will each hold a 5/8" coarse thread bolt that has had the head machined flat. They will all be placed at the same height and then the top will be tacked to each one on two of the opposing hex flats. The idea was that I should be able to get a pretty flat top this way, especially since my plate is cupped approximately 3/16" to 1/4".
The last shot is of one of the bolt heads, after machining, in the lathe.
More text and pics to follow.
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Thread: New Welding Table
02-07-2007, 09:56 PM #1
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