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mn welder
06-03-2009, 05:00 PM
i managed to score a nice chunk of plate steel 1/4 in and its about 4'x 4 ' with abot a 3 1/2 ft hole in centered and still has some usable steel the corners are about 23 in by 23in and i was thinking of how to turn it into a square by cutting it triangular and rotating it and manglueing it together should come ok whats the best way to extract it any ideas the measurements arent exact sorry

06-04-2009, 10:33 AM
Why not weld back in a 3 1/2" plug ?

06-04-2009, 11:00 AM
thats a 3 1/2 foot hole. cut the piece into four at the thin spots 3,6,9 and 12 Oclock, rotate each piece 180 and weld what were the outside edges together.

Seems like a lot of trouble though to make the piece you need.

06-04-2009, 11:14 AM
What are you using it for? It will be hard too keep flat.

06-04-2009, 03:24 PM
New guy here, post #3. I made a diagram to timberwolf's description to look at the leftover after the square is taken out. It looks like with some cutting could make 4 legs and most all the scrap could live as a low table :)

06-04-2009, 03:33 PM
For a new guy that is very smart...welcome and I can see already you will be handy to have here.

mn welder
06-06-2009, 05:12 PM
that what i had in mind to make a table top for it thanks for theideas

ol' Stick Guy
06-07-2009, 12:57 AM
You could also take the 4 plate sections and make a material rack out of them

06-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Alternate welds on alternate sides, and backstep the welds. Ought to stay pretty flat.

06-07-2009, 07:34 PM
I like the new guy!