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  • Ideas/plans : welding/fab/work table

    I do most all of my auto repairs along with everything from metal furniture fabrication/design to jeep part fabs. I just moved to a new place so it's time for a new welding table/fab bench.

    I have a mig but right now don't have a torch (nor do I intend to get one soon) so I was wondering what features folks enjoy about their tables and what they would include on their next one. This is all hobby stuff. nothing in quantity. It will be going in my garage. It would be nice it it was strong enough to throw an axle up onto to fab new mounts or rebuild etc.

    Does anyone have any plans or ideas? Thanks. (by the way, love the new forum)

    Bob

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    Table

    I built my table out of a 30" x 60" x 1/2" steel plate. Added a frame under it of 2" x 2" square tube 11 gauge. Put wheels on it and a 6" rotatable double jaw vise I got from Home Depot for $36 and also added two 5/8" vertical pins that go into the concrete to keep it from moving when I bend something. The top has holes in it for my bender and other stuff that I can use to pin or bolt to the table. I have a picture of it, in another post. First time I posted a picture.
    Last edited by Rocky D; 09-06-2002, 11:39 PM.

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    • #3
      looks like the easiest way it to attach the file, if its a jpg file, or normal picture file. When you post a message, just go down to the attach file, and browse for the image file name, and then we can look at it. At least I think that should work.
      Thanks
      Gary Wolboldt

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      • #4
        It should work, let me try
        Thanks
        Gary Wolboldt

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        • #5
          This is a test of the file attachment feature.
          Thanks
          Gary Wolboldt

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          • #6
            Rocky, go to the bottom of the page, to the attach file, select your file, and then do the Submit Reply. I should so up as a file attachment in the posting. Like the test I did.
            Thanks
            Gary Wolboldt

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            • #7
              I'll try again.

              Let's see if this works

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              • #8
                Thanks Gary

                Success!

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                • #9
                  Cool Rocky, now that is a welding table.
                  Thanks
                  Gary Wolboldt

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                  • #10
                    Rocky D I love the welding cart, simple and effective
                    bitternut

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                    • #11
                      Rocky I have seen that welder befor. It looks like it has to be 15 to 20 years old. Looks like the old cart dates it also. But nice table and glad you could share it all with us. Lets see some more.
                      David Evans

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                      • #12
                        Neat Table

                        Great table. Mine is much smaller with a 3/8 top 1x1 tube frame.
                        I put 2 shelves under it. One for tools like clamps, magnets and Vise Grips; the other for supplies like nozzle gel, MIG wire, rods and spare tips, etc. I'll post a pic if I ever get a digital camera.

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                        • #13
                          Great idea Rocky D. I already have my table, but the 5/8" pins are the perfect solution to the movement trouble I sometimes have.

                          I have two questions though. How deep a hole do you have in the concrete floor? Do you remove the pins when not in use or is there something you have to keep them in the up position when not in use? Thanks.

                          Brent

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                          • #14
                            Table

                            Originally posted by Brent
                            Great idea Rocky D. I already have my table, but the 5/8" pins are the perfect solution to the movement trouble I sometimes have.

                            I have two questions though. How deep a hole do you have in the concrete floor? Do you remove the pins when not in use or is there something you have to keep them in the up position when not in use? Thanks.

                            Brent
                            The holes are only about 1 1/2" and the pins 4130 chromolly, just drop in. I thought of making some sort of latch for the pins, but figured that I wouldn't be using them that much, so just pull them up and out when I move the table.

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                            • #15
                              Got it, thanks.

                              Brent

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