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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 08:36 AM

I found this on CL! I'll go look at it tomorrow. Looks to be a good table for fabbing things!
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It's 30" x 55" x 36" tall. May need new casters.

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Nice looking table. Around here, it'd be "another flat spot" to put stuff on, but for someone who can keep themselves organized (Kenny) it would be nice to have.

I wonder if the irregular surface will cause any issues with getting stuff true.

Oh, and I would take those casters off, last thing you want is for your work to be able to run away from you :D
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 08:59 AM

I use several different things for 'true', so no biggy there. As long as it fairly flat and solid. I have a different idea on casters/ moving it around, so those are not a huge issue. It will also give me a good solid spot to mount the vise! I'll know more about it when I see it. Sure would beat sawhorses and plywood, though!

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:17 AM

That looks to be a decent table. Hopefully it will fill your needs and is definately better than horses and wood.


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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:22 AM

Oh, and I would take those casters off, last thing you want is for your work to be able to run away from you :D


I have to disagree. I have heavy duty casters on mine and like to be able to move it around where I need it. I have future plans to build some retractable legs for it so I can anchor it to the floor when needed.
Kenny, If it turns out you don't like the diamond plate just cut it loose and flip it.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:28 AM

As much as anything else, I had a mental image of Kenny trying to bend something in the vise and going around & around on his nice cobblestone area under his carport.

Couldn't shake the image. :rolling:
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:44 AM

As much as anything else, I had a mental image of Kenny trying to bend something in the vise and going around & around on his nice cobblestone area under his carport.

Couldn't shake the image. :rolling:

Now this is funny!.....I could see that happening though..........
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 09:54 AM

That is a nice solid looking table! Hope you able to get it!
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Looks to be a nice table Kenny. I need to find one but right now that is low on the priority list. I need to learn how to weld first. I have thought about practicing with some scrap metal but all I have is wood benches. Is there anything I wold need to do to the wood prior to welding on them? My main concern is fire.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 01:04 PM

I use several different things for 'true', so no biggy there. As long as it fairly flat and solid. I have a different idea on casters/ moving it around, so those are not a huge issue. It will also give me a good solid spot to mount the vise! I'll know more about it when I see it. Sure would beat sawhorses and plywood, though!

I thought I was the only one using saw horses and plywood.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:27 PM

Hey guys, got a few laughs out of Alan's remark. Bill, when welding near wood, have an ample supply of water handy! I am thinking of 'flipping' the top and reinforcing it a bit more if needed. Until I see it, I don't know what it may need. But, The size and being metal is a good start at having a great table. You know me, I'll fix it some how!
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Can't tell for sure in the pic, Kenny, if those legs are set right near edge try to move them in at least 3" from the edge each way. If you don't they'll wind up in the way of a C-clamp. The 3/8" top on mine had a little bow in it. I straightened it by putting a hyd jack in the middle and a chain hooked on each edge and over the jack to push the bow down then two pieces of 4" channel welded underneath.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the ideas! Until I see what it is, I can't say much about it. But, if it looks to be a good starting point I will get it!

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 03:30 PM

It's a pretty good looking table,Kenny.
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Posted October 14, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Doesn't mean much, but I have to have casters on my tiny little welding table. I seen it on a forum somewhere, here, there, I don't know, on a lot of forums, but I used my elcheapo engine stand, pulled out the engine bracket, stuck a pipe in the hole, and added a small steal top on a 1" square tube frame. The table rotates to a vertical position so I can roll it off and stuff in it in a small area somewhere. I'm really space limited.

This is the first "real" welding table I've had, it's big enough for most of my projects, and it's SWEET having one.
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