6mm steel for welding table

  1. 123hotchef Member

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    about 2m
     
  2. addjunkie

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    I have a king cab pick up, that extra lngth makes all the difference, espescially for carrying long stuff, over the roof!
     
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  3. 123hotchef Member

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    my mate has one of the L200s with just the 2 front seets the tub is massive in comparison
     
  4. Memmeddu

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    My actual bench is an angle iron top frame , this is 40x40 by 6mm
    Some wood 20 by 120mm
    And a 3mm sheet metal
    The legs are just 30x30 box tubing

    Is strong enough for the purpose
    The next bench I will build I will use
    The same design or just some modifications
    As adding some T section between the frame and the sheet metal to give more rigidity to the top
    Nothing more than
    For what I do is enough
    The author of this topic could use 6mm and add a sub structure to give more rigidity
     
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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Useless things. Never owned and wouldn't bother. Stick with a decent sized van.
     
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    Ive Owned 3 just love them , When racked they are racked they are really good, comfortably slide 8x4s in with tail gate dropped, ive always had a trailer aswell makes carrying ballest easier plus legal. Max tow is 3t braked

    Change of career will make it more sensible.

    Plus i think they look the nuts even just the rear quarter
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  7. 123hotchef Member

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    The welding table is in i may get a small broach and bolt it down in a few places. 20191024_170325.jpg 20191024_170236.jpg 20191024_161933.jpg
     
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  9. 123hotchef Member

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    That's what the fire extinguisher is for. :laughing:

    That bench is just for tig welding. The rest happens in the other workshop.
     
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  10. pressbrake1

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    6D1338A2-2741-473B-882B-7D8F96D7B436.jpeg These made in 6mm worked surprisingly well
     
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  11. 123hotchef Member

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    sexy I like that is that 2 smaller tables
     
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    Yes a pair of 6’x3’ ish
    I had one done for a pal but his mrs said no so the mad farmer on here had it:D
     
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  13. 123hotchef Member

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    good idea keeps the weight down and makes them more manageable
     
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  14. Memmeddu

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    ROTFL
    so fire extinguisher in one hand and Tig torch on the other
     
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  15. 123hotchef Member

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    its not like mig or stick welding where there is lots of splatter
     
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  16. Memmeddu

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    Yep I know was just joking about
    But I'm little bit on the safety side
    I don't like to weld,cut , heat metals where I can cause a fire
    But yes Tig is way more safer than other processes when talking about fire risk
     
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  17. 123hotchef Member

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    i have had fire on my other bench when stick welding! teach me to be so messy
     
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  18. Memmeddu

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    I had fire various times when stick welding
    The worst of all it's been when I put fire on a boat:flame:
    I was welding a little stainless part and someone didn't advise me about what was happening
    I figured out what was happening only once I had to change rod
    Other times welding on farm equipment (oily greasy fuels etc)
    Also grinding but in this cases I was the combustible source :D
     
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