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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 06:59 PM

There seem to be a lot of new welders on the forum and we could benefit from the knowledge of the more experienced members out there. It would be helpful to see your welding setups including all the stuff other than the actual welder that you need to get the job done. Safety gear like gloves and protective clothing, clamps, welding tables or stations, grinders and grinding wheels, chipping hammers, brushes etc. Any setup and safety tips would be welcome as well. Tell us what has worked well for you so we can give newbies a heads up.
I think we will save welding technique for other threads. Lets see your setups folks!
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Posted January 13, 2012 - 07:14 PM

I have to weld up a bracket in the morning so I will dig mine out.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Brian let me get some pics.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 07:34 PM

I'm planning on some welding tomorrow, so I'll add my pics afterwords.

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Posted January 13, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Will do. Just responding so it goes to my subscribed list and don't forget about it...

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Thanks folks. Looking forward to seeing this.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:44 AM

Thanks folks. Looking forward to seeing this.

Me too! Thanks for starting the thread Brian.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 07:48 AM

Here's a table I am using to keep things flat when welding:
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You can clamp the parts down on it and tack so they don't 'pull' when welding. That reminds me I need to rework the Ford sleeve hitch so it is flat again. Maybe I'll put some pics of that in here.
I like the desk part of this as I can sit down and relax for small stuff. The table will spin a full 360 degrees.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Here's my welding table , it's a 3/8" steel plate surface ground that I bolted to a engine stand . Still can be removed and used as a engine stand but most of the time I leave a piece of plywood on it and just use it as an extra work area .0122111213.jpg

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Kenny, that looks like a Sears table saw top. I have one of those cast extensions that I could put to use as part of a welding setup. Thanks

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:15 AM

Brian, this was a great idea! Thanks.

Alc: I think that is a good Idea, it can serve two purposes.

I'm looking forward to seeing other's setups. Thanks Bill

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:17 AM

Al, I like the setup you have there. It looks like it would be easy to clamp things to it anywhere due to the lack of legs to get in the way. It's also simple to construct if you have the engine stand and usable for other tasks which means it doesn't just take up space and get in the way when you aren't welding. When I think about it I will probably need to do something similar due to lack of space in my garage /work area.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Al, I just noticed that you have some of those red magnetic clamps in the last picture. Do you have any thoughts on what size and type work best for you?

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 09:51 AM

That's a cool setup Kenny.

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Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Brian those are just some HF magnetic clamps , they work pretty well . If you do automotive work the stand having the plywood over the steel comes in as a handy cantilever mobile work bench , Al




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