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Old 03-10-2007, 01:15 AM
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Welding table

I was building something on my welding table when I noticed some features that I built into it. I thought this is something that some other people might find usefull. So here they are:

I put these tubes in all four corners to hold my welding torches. You can see also that when I built my table, I put the main frame in a few inches. I did this so it would be easy to clamp to.

This is the second thing, and the thing I find most handy. I thought of this when I was always setting my steel between things when I was cutting it with a torch or plasma cutter. So I arranged this pullout assembly with dropped rails. The reason I dropped the rails low was so my plasma cutter or cutting torch wouldn't cut into them. They also have a second benifit of holding long material. Finally they have the third benifit of being able to set tall objects down on the rails for fab and welding work. Anything to make my job a little easier.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:53 AM
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I like that idea,i was wondering how to keep my table small due to a lack of space and still be able to work on axle housings.
I have to say,you do have some good ideas.
Where abouts in Western Washington are you?
Z
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:56 AM
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Thak you, it works so nice I just had to pass it on. I am in the Bremerton area of Washinton. Look me up some time. We can talk shop and toss a few back.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:57 AM
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[quote=Mymechanics;20861]I was building something on my welding table when I noticed some features that I built into it. I thought this is something that some other people might find usefull. So here they are:

I put these tubes in all four corners to hold my welding torches. You can see also that when I built my table, I put the main frame in a few inches. I did this so it would be easy to clamp to.

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Old 03-10-2007, 02:05 AM
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Thak you, it works so nice I just had to pass it on. I am in the Bremerton area of Washinton. Look me up some time. We can talk shop and toss a few back.
I plan on coming up that way to do some wheelin' this summer,may have to take you up on that
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:11 AM
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Actually that is Honda. I melted several Honda motors down for their aluminum. I am planning to do some casting of parts this spring.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:24 PM
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Here is some real cool additions to a table.
http://www.millerwelds.com/education...read.php?t=381
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:34 AM
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I like the pull out, good idea. I may do something similar for my vice, I haven't mounted it to my table yet, cuz it gets in the way.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:04 PM
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i like that.
i will have to borrow the idea as my shop is tiny.

i could open the door and run it out to take longer bits of steel.
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:46 PM
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I think I am going to change my vise mount myself. My vise gets in the way all the time. I have seen pictures on this site where people have mounted their vise to a piece of reciever hitch. That way you can just slide it in when you need it or even put it in sideways to hold long vertical things.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:50 PM
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dude I am going to steal that table!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:11 PM
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Now that's a cool idea for the plasma work! Thanks. I'm going to implement that into mine as well. I made a similar "mini" table for my garage. It's got some flaws, but it meets the need.
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:27 PM
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Nice tables guys. One thing I always try to do with mine is to mount a 4-way electrical outlet (with a 10' extension cord wired into it) undeneath for grinders, drills, lights, chargers, etc... The water-resistant ones with the spring loaded covers work great for keeping metal shavings and dust from going inside and grounding/shorting something out.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:29 PM
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wis hI had a pic of mine at work. 4x10' 1" thick custom ground so it's ooohhh sooo flat :-)
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:10 PM
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Nice tables guys. One thing I always try to do with mine is to mount a 4-way electrical outlet (with a 10' extension cord wired into it) undeneath for grinders, drills, lights, chargers, etc... The water-resistant ones with the spring loaded covers work great for keeping metal shavings and dust from going inside and grounding/shorting something out.
If you mount it on the underside upside down nothing can fall into

The spring loaded stuff is good, but without youre faster
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:30 PM
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Looks great! When I made my table (48" x 72" x .375") The top extended all 4 sides by 6" for clamping. It also allows me to do something similar with the extensions. As for mounting items like vises etc. I welded some 2.5" receiver stock (2 on each leg) allowing me to remove tools like grinders and vises. I then took 2" square tube and made a mount for everything including my bender. That way when I need a clean surface everything comes off.
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