Welding table

  1. Maverick Metalwork

    Maverick Metalwork Member

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    So I've decided to build myself a welding table out of scrap and off cuts I have lying about. It needs to be portable as I work out of a single prefab garage. Space is a big issue at present so the table needs to be high enough so I store equipment under it but move it when not required. Has anyone built anything similar and incorporated any useful features? I'll add additional photos 20200110_165936.jpg as the build continues.
     
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  2. TechnicAl

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    portable?....it must weigh a ton :clapping: or two
     
  3. Maverick Metalwork

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    Yes its heavy!! But then it needs to be. Theres a 12mm 2000x1000mm plate to go on top with I think weighs around 250kgs alone. I like to think of it as a good work out!!!
     
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  4. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Good too see how we all arrive at different interpretations

    Of course it’s portable, when you have a 100 ton gantry crane
     
  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    So, this could be you in a few months time....:scared: :laughing:

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  6. Fraserb

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    I've a few 4 ton lift forklifts or a 9 ton lift loading shovel at my disposal so my idea of easily moved could be wildly different to a lot of people's.
     
  7. TechnicAl

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    Ive got a wheelbarrow
     
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  8. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Yep, that’s exactly what I mean
     
  9. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    I’ve just got muscle power, it’s not very much
     
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  10. Maverick Metalwork

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    love it!! Its surprisingly light to move, I'll just have to make sure the castors are well greased!! I mainly make gates and railings so having something large enough to fab a complete item on will be a real bonus and cut fab time down dramatically.
     
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  11. TechnicAl

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    Its going to take some turning over isnt it?
     
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  12. julianf

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    Whats the idea of the "pointy" bits on the ends of the legs?

    Why did you choose not to bolt the castors direct to the plate on the end of the main leg?
     
  13. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Gets them inboard of the overall table size? :dontknow:
     
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  14. hotponyshoes Member

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    They look nice.
    I dont know why he has fitted them but I like them for looks alone!
     
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  15. ukracer Forum Supporter

    I cant believe how much power I have lost in the last 10 years. ;(
     
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  16. Maverick Metalwork

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    The reason for the 'pointy bits' is I only had so much material for the legs which left them short and required extending, simple as that really.
     
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  17. Maverick Metalwork

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    Not to bad with two blokes.
     
  18. Shedendman

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    I'm surprised no ones on here has sniffed around the photo and asked whats that on top of the small chest of drawers
    Oh,i just have:doh::laughing:
     
  19. Maverick Metalwork

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    Just a small lathe.
     
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  20. eddie49 Member

    Nice restoration. Did you have to do all that today, after Shedendman spotted it? What make/model of lathe is it?
     
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