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Old 01-09-2008, 08:57 PM
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Compact Welding Table?

I didnt want to hijack the First welding table thread. But i am curious to see pics of more compact welding tables. Since i am using the garage i do not have much room. I have been doing my best to make tables and such that are not that deep but offer alot of workspace for the spot i am working in. As of now i have a 3x3 piece of 3/16 that i did put on Sawhorses, but since the father in law moved out he took them, so right now i am extra ghetto and have been using 2 plastic tables. So things need to change for me. But I know bigger is better but for now i want to make something compact that it could possible slide under one of my work benches. Which makes it hard because i dont want to make something that is top heavy and will flop over like my jeep. But anyone with pics of smaller welding tables?

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Old 01-09-2008, 09:45 PM
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How about one that doubles as a work bench?
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:48 PM
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Does that move away from the wall? I would love to have a spot to permenanntly mount my chop saw, but that thing is so dirty, i hate to use it inside.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:50 PM
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It's on steel castors, rolls easy on the concrete but It would definitly sink into the grass


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Old 01-10-2008, 01:27 AM
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For around $150, I really like this:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icial%26sa%3DN

I got a chance to use it this weekend and the slots came in very handy. Obviously it isn't a substitute for a heavy welding table but it does have its purpose

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Old 01-10-2008, 03:46 AM
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Heres mine, 28x48.

2x2(front) and 2x3(rear) legs, and 1x2 frame.

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Old 01-14-2008, 12:57 AM
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This table comes apart and can stack against the wall, the trench plate style top can just be lowered to the floor with the help of a hoist. That way cars can still be parked in the garage.
A little over the top,...but I am messed up that way.

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Old 01-14-2008, 08:51 AM
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This table comes apart and can stack against the wall, the trench plate style top can just be lowered to the floor with the help of a hoist. That way cars can still be parked in the garage.
A little over the top,...but I am messed up that way.

How about starting a thread on the rock buggy stroller? Looks cool!
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:25 AM
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How about starting a thread on the rock buggy stroller? Looks cool!
Ok,..started one in minni's, I was only able to post 3 pics before I was shut down. I'll post more if there is any intrest.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:19 PM
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I have been thinking about making one, as I do have a big garage, but its full of tools and other crap..and the portable wood bench doesnt work so well. I was thinking of making a say a 3x3' or 3x4' top, and having a backslash that is on a hinge. Have two legs (with crossbracing) be on a hinge. Have a plate to where when you have it up for storage, have a pin go thru the leg and that plate which is connected to the actual base. I was also thinking it would be cool to have a slot or two cut out on that backslash. Then have a crossmember with some weld studs or pins so when the backslash is up, you have something to hang your helmet, gloves, whatever. Then when you need to work on bigger things, like bumpers or something that size, just fold it down and you got a 3x5-6' bench.

I need to get solidworks at home
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:25 PM
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Here's what I made - it's 2" square .250" wall tube - it used to be twice as big but I needed room in the garage and my neighbor got the other half.
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Heres one i drew up on solidworks... its 24x42 and you can switch the pins around for two different heights, one for sitting and one for standing... also folds up for some extra floor space...



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Old 01-13-2009, 10:24 PM
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Ok,..started one in minni's, I was only able to post 3 pics before I was shut down. I'll post more if there is any intrest.
totally you have to start a thread!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:18 AM
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I saw this while looking through the "Building a welding table" tutorial here on the OFN.



Now that's a compact welding table. I hate to say it though I wouldn't build less then a 4'x4' table. I have used smaller and I always feel like there isn't any room to work. If you build a small table make sure you fab up some way to put sliders or outriggers on it to support long work pieces.

Good luck.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 PM
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Here's one I built a while back.
5/8" thick x 36" x 48" with a roughly 12" x 18" kickout portion for the vise.

It has two receptacles and swivel type leveling feet, (which I consider necessary for any work table).



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Old 01-15-2009, 04:17 PM
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That's a real nice table dcubb
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:09 PM
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For around $150, I really like this:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icial%26sa%3DN

I got a chance to use it this weekend and the slots came in very handy. Obviously it isn't a substitute for a heavy welding table but it does have its purpose

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How thick is the top?
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:49 PM
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Well I finally got around to making one so i can finish another project. I had a piece of 1/4 plate steel about 2x3 foot, i didnt measure it fully. For legs i had some schedule 80 pipe that i really wouldnt use for anything else. I wanted a no frills table. I will probably add some casters and late add recievers on the side so i can make a mount to slide in the vise.




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Old 01-24-2009, 10:42 PM
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It has swivel type leveling feet, (which I consider necessary for any work table).

Also another thing that could be considered when building a table, remember that tripods are used for so many applications because 3 is the absolute minimum number of legs an object needs to support itself on one plane, so you could build one with 3 legs (if they are somewhat equal length, and are equal distances from each other) and that would guarantee your table from wobbling on any surface (as long as it's built with stout legs so you dont get any wobble from the leg material themselves) ...

Which would save you from ever having to use the leveling feet, or adjusting them.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:27 PM
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Also another thing that could be considered when building a table, remember that tripods are used for so many applications because 3 is the absolute minimum number of legs an object needs to support itself on one plane, so you could build one with 3 legs (if they are somewhat equal length, and are equal distances from each other) and that would guarantee your table from wobbling on any surface (as long as it's built with stout legs so you dont get any wobble from the leg material themselves) ...

Which would save you from ever having to use the leveling feet, or adjusting them.
While this is true, 3 legs just aren't as stable as 4. I would rather have a stable and solid table and deal with having to level it, than have a 3 legged one laying on top of me.
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