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  • Welding table

    I rehabbed an old Sears workbench that was seldom used (except for stacking stuff on). I made an angle iron frame (1 3/4") for the base and 4 angle iron legs inside the flimsy sheet metal frame of the workbench. Once the angle iron legs were welded to the base frame I slipped the sheet metal frame up over the legs and down to the base frame (drawers removed of course). Doing it with drawers in place would just be showing off!

    Legs are cut so that they are 1/8" longer than sides so the 3/8" X 25" X 54" top sits completely on them and no load is put on the actual workbench itself. To keep the top in place I welded a tab with hole in it to the underside and use a ratchet type tie down to pull top down towards the base frame where another piece of angle is attached for other end of tie down.

    As you can imagine, this workbench cost me very little. I now use the this workbench for all sorts of things and best of all I didn't lose any additional room in my shop.

    Brent

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    additional view of table

    Detail picture of internal leg supports. Sorry, don't know how to post more than one picture per post. Anybody?

    Brent

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    • #3
      last view of table

      Closer view of internal leg details, note the "pocket" created buy the sheet metal frame...perfect for angle iron legs. Legs are only welded to base frame, not top.

      Brent

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