View Full Version : Yes...Another Welding Bench...Oh My God!
06-06-2010, 05:17 PM
I didn't think I would ever be doing one of these posts, but I'm on a TDY for a year and couldn't live without a bench to work on. I also have wanted for the longest time a nice plate to work on, so I bit the big one and had my local steel yard plasma cut 3/8" plate which is dead flat and square corners. Still have to attach a few power boxes (quad receptacles). I am also going to drill and tap a series of holes in the top for hold down clamps.
Bench With Alarm System
06-06-2010, 05:20 PM
that is just cool. very nice placement of tools. and i also like the alarm system.
06-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Leveling feet in case you guys need an idea, these are 7/8 bolts with a washer welded on. The nuts fit nicely after knocking off a could of corners and press fitting inside 11 gauge 1 1/2" tubing. The bolts were turned on my lathe to both flatten the heads and true up once welded.
06-06-2010, 06:32 PM
This thing is very nice; I like the adjustable feet. Is anything supporting the front of those lower shevles? (The corners closest to the rolling Miller)
06-06-2010, 06:50 PM
What is the unit on the far left side plasma? what model?
Bob the Welder
06-06-2010, 07:03 PM
Nice design, well thought out. But why all the nuts and bolts with those welders available?
06-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Nice job 200! :drinkup: Handsome dog.
Bob, I believe the bolts would be to allow breaking it down for transport when his TDY is up.
06-06-2010, 08:35 PM
yea, what is that blue thing on the left end?
good compact design...tidy.
why all the bolts on the frame?
06-06-2010, 09:02 PM
If you want it to stay flat you really should think about putting some supports across the middle, or else that table is going to look like a drain pan in short order.
06-06-2010, 10:11 PM
Yes the bolts are for disassembly it may need to go into a U-Haul Trailer, otherwise it would have been welded solid. Drilling all those holes without a drill press was a Cast Iron Bitch, never again.
sn0border88--you are right I was thinking of a couple of middle supports with flanges on each end to bolt up to the legs. I was thinking of using the 1 1/2" tubing. The 3/8 plate is close to 300 LBS.
gordfraser--that blue radio thing on the end is a Thermal Injection Rotary Left Handed High Speed Plasma Cutter. It was an early Miller Spectrum 300 good for 3/8 plate but I have pushed it to 5/8. I have had it since about 1998. Great little unit. Someday will be an upgrade to a unit that will cut 1". The Motorguard Filter is down below it.
Mellotron--no supports on the shelves, I know it looks odd but I didn't want anything obscuring a broom. I have another table like this that has gone for over twenty years that way and still dead square.
To all--thanks for the kind words.
06-07-2010, 04:10 PM
Very nicely done! But shouldn't it be blue? :)
06-07-2010, 07:21 PM
Yes the bolts are for disassembly it may need to go into a U-Haul Trailer, otherwise it would have been welded solid.
How small are the doors in the uhaul trailers there?
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