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dmw56 06-18-2018 02:15 PM

Welding table project
 
I'm going to build myself a 3'X6' welding/jig table. It'll also have extensions. I went to the steel store today and picked up a bunch of steel and some extras today. Fun place! But it's so expensive and you can hardly find used stuff any more.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psqyaajopc.jpg

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I'm going to be using a table I bought on an online local auction. I used my new utility trailer to pick it up.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psf6ulwwbd.jpg

dmw56 06-18-2018 02:20 PM

I think it was originally a transmission teardown table. It has a sloping top and center drain. 55 gallon drum fits underneath.
OK for $40.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psagci1aul.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psfip6hgrc.jpg

Tripper 06-18-2018 02:54 PM

Nothin' like havin' a good welding table! There's a good used steel place in Houston with all kinds of crazy scrap pieces but sadly not out here where I am now. I was surprised how little the steel I bought locally for my frame was though... 24' (2"x3" 3/16") @ 2.02/ft = $48.48! [cl[;)[;)[cl

BoB

kenny c 06-18-2018 07:06 PM

Wow. The last time I bought used steel it was .50 cents a pound.

dmw56 06-18-2018 07:14 PM

I bought the table from a closed auto shop so I'm assuming the table was for disassembling transmissions. The top drains to the center where there is a whole.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psagci1aul.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psfip6hgrc.jpg

Old Iron 06-18-2018 09:35 PM

That'll make a good welding table when you're done.

redidbull 06-19-2018 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenny c (Post 496272)
Wow. The last time I bought used steel it was .50 cents a pound.

There is a place about a 1/2 hr from me that is $1 a pound but discount for cash. That is going to make a great welding table. Jim

smallfoot 06-19-2018 09:44 AM

Fine buy!

dmw56 06-19-2018 02:48 PM

Got the cut pieces, drops and long stock pieces. I really should have bought 2 sticks of 2X3 just in case.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps1qr5h5z5.jpg

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dmw56 06-19-2018 02:51 PM

Got the top cut off and set the the rails using 3" 3/16" tube.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...pssxb22cxl.jpg


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