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Welding table
« on: November 30, 2016, 02:07:38 PM »
With my new table top fresh out of its lemon juice bath, here is the completed item in place.
Before treatment it was the usual mix of rust and scale.
This was my first foray into compound angles. Will admit to cheating a little, as both angles were the same, but it was challenge enough for me.  :scratch:
The table was made the same height as a smaller one that is straight up and down, so for long items both tables can be used. Overall height is 1060mm.

Offline tom osselton

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Re: Welding table
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 03:34:24 PM »
Nice looking table well done!

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Re: Welding table
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 02:06:26 PM »
Thanks Tom. :thumbup:

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Re: Welding table
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 03:54:50 PM »
Nice job Pete.... :bow:

Obviously a man of many talents..., :dremel: 

My welding looks like pigeon doo doo..... :Doh:
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Re: Welding table
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 06:00:37 PM »
Thanks John. Not as talented as many round here, but can always appreciate the help of friends...especially with wiring.  :wave:
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Re: Welding table
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 06:36:29 PM »
Pete,
 very nice table and good looking welding.

 I'm trying my hand at MIG spaggetti spinning currently :lol:

I was toying with buying a stainless steel table and using that as a welding table cos- 1 It's an easy cop out, 2 It seems fairly cheap?

Anyone see any problems with this approach? :scratch:
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Re: Welding table
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 05:32:18 AM »
Ian
Thanks for comments.
When I made mine, a couple of things I thought I would cover.
Being able to clamp items to the top to keep them flat while tacking, so legs are inset from top edges.
Wheel pivot points are outside the edges of the top too.
The actual top needs to be quite hefty, for the clamping. A bit larger would have been useful, but that was the only offcut they had at the stockholders.
Having the top at a decent height to save bending over.
So if your table fits the bill, go ahead. :thumbup:
Pete

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Re: Welding table
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 03:54:04 PM »
Pete thanks for the comments mate, especially the one re wheel pivot position - I've made that error before and had to rejig afterwards for stability.

Yes I learned a long time ago to get the height right if you're working on it for any length of time. Hence my Myford wood lathe is on a custom built stand, significantly higher than the ones myford made.

I figure stainless should cope with splash damage and not rust ( ?), with any luck I can get an ex catering one with a drawer built in. I can then bolt a thicker sheet on top if needed. It was the possibility of using the table as an earth that appealed as well.

Happy New Year :beer:
Ian

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Re: Welding table
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 04:27:06 PM »
Ian
Having a high table (for those in the vicinity of 6'3") is a distinct advantage, with the secondary one of putting the welding items nearer to your eyes. :bugeye:
(Only if you're of that age of course)  :thumbup:
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Re: Welding table
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2016, 05:18:58 PM »
Think :bugeye:

A thick mild steel table may rust a bit but its magnetic!

Most grades of SS aren't.

So if you want to use magnetic clamps/jigs/fixtures think on!
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Re: Welding table
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2016, 05:45:56 PM »
......
A thick mild steel table may rust a bit but its magnetic!

Most grades of SS aren't.
......

 :offtopic:

Just reminds me of my father-in-law and brother-in-law who insist that stainless has to be non-magnetic.

They went to a local Tesco armed with a magnet and were testing items purporting to be stainless. They found a magnetic miniature watering can and insisted on speaking to the manager telling him he should withdraw the stock!

I cringed with embarrassment when they told me what they'd done.  :palm:

F-in-law doesn't appreciate being told he's wrong as he knows everything!  :(

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