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Old 07-01-2005, 01:06 AM
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Mig Table

Mostly I lurk since the truck (03psd) is running fine, but here is a post to keep active and increase post count.
Wheels not shown in the picture,but mounts are visible on two of the legs.
Frame is 2x3 .120 wall rect. mild steel
top is 3/8" 3"wide flat bar (wish I had went 1/2" or used angle) so far the flex is minimal, but prices of steel were cheaper then than now.

Table is 3' x 5', having used it some, I would now narrow it up to maybe 2.5' wide and made it alittle longer.

 
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:30 AM
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Very nice job! Have you thought about maybe a flat metal ( flap ) hinged
on one end that you could fold up and over, so you would have a small flat
area to work on parts that you don't want to fall though! Just a thought.
let me say again very very good job!



 
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:57 AM
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that has got to be heavy.... I have a table that was from a workplace that I was working when the closed, it is about 4'x4', slid sheet metal, not nearly as heavy duty, but holds up well. I think it was 3/16 sheet, reinforced underneath. Still heavy, but not quite as bad as that one... but good job all the same...
 
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I do admit to slapping a 4'x8' osb board up there once in awhile, so it can be used as a general purpose table, but that is not what is for, i have other benches for that, but they tend to fill up with crap.

This is an old pic, if any interest I will get newer pics of 'attachments' that increase its usefullness. And mostly it is used to hold parts in place to be welded, that is the main reason it is not a solid surface, a solid surface does not come close when thinking in terms of clamping parts together.

It is heavy, and I think I will just put wheels on all 4 corners instead of two, for the easing movement.

If you can only have one bench, than something like this will have irritating limits when your tools keep falling through the cracks, so in that case some sort've 'solid' surface would be an excellent addition.
 
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:27 PM
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That looks pretty sweet- do you have any plans or material lists for it, or is it a throw-together type thing?
 
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That looks pretty sweet- do you have any plans or material lists for it, or is it a throw-together type thing?
Sorry, all that was done was to draw a rectangle box with the length x width x height desired and based the rest of the material cuts to fit those dimensions. And the materials used are just what was talked about in the first post.

If you go this route consider using 3"x3" angle iron for the top instead of flat, somewhere down the rode the extra stiffness may come in handy, not that she really moves, but it lets you use thinner materials and get equal or greater strength. Flat bar has to be pretty thick to not sag, even when the overall length of the parts are fairly short. Plus angle iron is one of the cheaper shapes of steel that we have to play with.
 
 
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