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#1 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted December 01, 2012 - 11:58 PM

A friends work was going to scrap out a rack that was used to hold flat bed press dies in so I called dib's and here it is being turned into a usable and mobile work bench. The top and bottom panels were made from welded 1/8"x1.5"x1.5" angle with 2" square tubing for the posts. let me tell you, it was HEAVY.

First I cut the bottom portion off so that I could handle the two halves (no chance of being able to wrestle the whole thing at once). I flipped the bottom part up and proceeded to grind all of the welds off.

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Lots-o-grinding! A few taps with the cold chisel and the angle steel started popping off.

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After I got the bottom part taken apart I sleeved the inside of the legs, put the bottom back on and welded it up. Now I have a very stout and mobile work bench. I wouldn't be scared to park one of my tractors on this thing. Top is 36" high and about 47" x 49". To boot, I ended up with about 120' of angle left over to use on other projects. Now all I need is a piece of 3/4" plywood to use as a shelf on the bottom.

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Edited by twostep, December 02, 2012 - 12:00 AM.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 12:04 AM

Good deal, that will make a great work station. Shawn

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 12:24 AM

Now that's a nice bench. Nothing like a good shop addition for the low, low price of $0.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 05:23 AM

That should make a nice work bench.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 05:34 AM

Great use of the bench. Plus some extra angle to boot.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:18 AM

That's going to make a darn nice work bench. And of course the price is right.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:40 AM

very nice will make a good work bench

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Nice addition to the shop and a great price as well.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Nice workbench.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Great use of the bench. Plus some extra angle to boot.


thanks, there should be enough angle to build my wagon and a couple other things I've been planning.




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