Stainless tables

  1. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Some food factory tables I've been working on for the last couple of days, 30 x 30 stainless box section all tigged as per usual,
    Fabbing up the top frame, using corner clamps here to keep it nice and square.
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    Then weld some foot pads on the bottom of the legs and clean off the welds with a wire wheel, I clean as much as possible before assembly while its easy to handle
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    Then make a sub assembly of the legs
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    Fitting the legs using my trusty home made corner jigs.
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    Some of the inside corners are easier to clean with acid

    As welded.
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    Pickling paste applied and left for a while to do its work.
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    20 mins or so later after washing and a rub with scotchbrite in line with the grain.
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    Frame built and cleaned.
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    Loose tops are just simple folded sheet with open corners for easy cleaning.
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    And Delivered, just the invoice to do now.
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  2. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Have you tried the eletro cleaning process, Paul
     
  3. 123hotchef Member

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    very nice I know where to come if i need any for my kitchen! the ones I have dont have removable tops and are a pain to clean and they have the rubber/bitchamen stuck under them that is now falling off and making a mess, WHY!
     
  4. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes I have used them, they are ok especially the ones with the carbon fibre brushes that get in corners a lot better than the older type that used pads, and of course they are safer to use, but you can buy a lot of pickling paste for the cost of one of those units.
     
  5. armalites Member

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    You are nearly as good as that bloke doing handrails in London :scared:
     
  6. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    I taught him all he knows...

    But not all I know.
     
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    Superb!!!
     
  8. armalites Member

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    The welding is amazing but I like those homemade corner braces. I've just built a service/tool trolley out of 40x40x5 angle and it's so easy for things to get of of square. The patina on those G-clamps could not be recreated without hundreds of hours of handling
     
  9. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Hello, Paul.

    I'm just wondering what those clamps are, that are holding the central cross-member into the outer frame?
    I don't think I've come accross anything even similar to them, before - they definitely look unusual (to me!) at least!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  10. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Looks like bessey 90 degree mitre clamps you me
     
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  11. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Primarily used in the Aviation industry. Called over centre clamps. (I forget to makers name)

    edit. Mine are made by ‘all American’
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    Destaco also make them
     
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  12. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Nah, Brad!

    I'm not being clear enough!
    I was meaning those odd locking pliers-looking things inside the frame, holding the centre length in place.

    I've got a big old set of the corner clamps - very heavy, but made by SIP.
    But you end up always using all four of them, due to the heights of the clapms!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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  13. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Oh sorry. Aviation clamps they are. The ones with the red handles.
     
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  14. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Ah!
    Nice one, Doc!
    I've never seen the like, before now - they do look habndy, though.

    In fact, I've just realised that may be the reason for the amount of space left under the work-piece!
    Thanks, though!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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  15. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Thanks, Brad.

    Everone types so much more quickly than me!

    CJ
     
  16. Paul.

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  18. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    A very precise "Paul" style reply - and a link, too - thanks!
    And thanks also to the many"Clamp-meisters" on here, too!

    And @Seadog - That's just plain un-fair, that is!

    But they're on the list, now - and quite near the top, too!
    They're not stocked by that many places, either - but I'm on the case, now!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  19. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    If you are prepared to wait they come up on fleabay, I bought 6 for about 30quid
     
  20. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Yeah, that was one of the places I was looking.

    I thought everyone would be suspecting the e-bay ones are fake - a bit like the Knipex suspicions in that other thread.

    E-bay & a bit of a wait is not such a bad thing, anyway - as I don't want to drinking tea & saving the used bags for "meals" for a while - just out of impatience!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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