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    Welding table picture thread

    Ok, I'm getting ready to build a 4x8 table and surfing through the various table builds using the forum search function kinda sucks. I'm guessing there are a lot of guys in the same boat...

    So.... lets have a welding table pic thread! No step by step builds necessary, just show off the final product you have come up with. If you have a build thread somewhere on the forum, post up a link with your pic.

    Lets see whats out there...
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    I'm in the same boat, just not as big. I like the idea of one condensed thread as it seams everyone is starting single threads for the same project with a different twist.
    I have no pics but mine is going to be 3'x4' with a slat top out of 4"x.625" flat bar as my metal supplier has about 20 cutoffs he I'd giving my a deal on as he has little use for the in 3' lengths.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    this bench has been going strong for 25+ years. it started as a medium duty work table and i added a 2x2 & 4" tubing frame to the top to support a 5/8" plate. used more 2x2 to re-enforce the legs. it's pinned to the floor.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Here are a couple of pics of the ones we have in the school shop. We put receiver hitches on all of the tables so the tools are moveable.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    still haven't bought the top I want for it. I placed the bottom channels closer together for a chair to tig weld.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    ^^^
    I like that Adjustable Extension idea. Going to use that one!
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Here is my artistic table with receiver pockets all the way around. And I made a way of moving as you see down below with the wheels.


    And another vise I added to it.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    All these wimpy topped tables.

    Mine's 1 1/2" thick 3' x 12'. I need to attach the receiver on the far end one day. It's certainly solid when you need to work on things in the vise, and a wonderful thing to beat things on.

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    This is going to be a great thread. Artistic is Outback forge. And what DSW has, I'd definitely call that a table and vise

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DSW View Post
    All these wimpy topped tables. Mine's 1 1/2" thick 3' x 12'. I need to attach the receiver on the far end one day. It's certainly solid when you need to work on things in the vise, and a wonderful thing to beat things on.

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    Maybe you can find a big vise someday...
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    DSW, one thick table and vise. I would move that inside to the kitchen. Too nice to be outside.

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DSW View Post
    All these wimpy topped tables. Mine's 1 1/2" thick 3' x 12'. I need to attach the receiver on the far end one day. It's certainly solid when you need to work on things in the vise, and a wonderful thing to beat things on.

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    Why such a small table? Mines 8' X 10' X 1.5 thick.

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravel View Post
    Maybe you can find a big vise someday...
    It's a 5X Parker. I've seen bigger. I'd like to get a real nice 6" or 8" post vise so I don't have to beat on this one at all. When my friend and old boss passed away, his wife asked if there was anything from the business I was interested in having. I got 1st dibs since I'd worked for him the longest and was his friend. 1st thing I said was I wanted the vise and the table. When the scrap guy came to haul off a lot of old scrap steel, he was just drooling over the table. He must have asked 5 or 6 times if she wanted to get rid of the table, I guess hoping she'd change her mind or forget. I've had any number of other guys he knew say they want the table as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    DSW, one thick table and vise. I would move that inside to the kitchen. Too nice to be outside.
    When we moved the table to that position initially, it was so heavy the 941 track loader could barely lift it without tipping. We ended up piling a lot of solid block on the back of the loader and I was hanging off the ROPs as a counter weight so we could move it from where it was to that spot. Trying to lift it with the backhoe was a joke, All we did was crush the front tires and the table never moved. Getting it inside the shop where we wanted it was on the on the "to do" list, but 1st we needed to get a decent floor poured. We thought about moving it inside while the 988 loader was there, but once we moved it straight in, we wouldn't have been able to turn the machine to get it where we wanted, and getting it back out to pour the floor later would have been a pain.

    It still sits outside up at his old shop. I rent out some space up there for storage. If I ever have to move for some reason, I'm not sure where that table will go other than in the side yard of my house. It's too big and heavy to go in the current garage. Door opening is only 6'6" and the floor has major cracks and is hollow under some areas. I'd have to rebuild the whole garage ( on the "around to" list) to be able to get it inside. It will probably cost me as much to move the table as it would to just build a new one, less the vise.



    Quote Originally Posted by Todd496 View Post
    Why such a small table? Mines 8' X 10' X 1.5 thick.

    Table was originally longer and wider, but someone cut it down at some point. I think when it was originally sold at auction, they cut it down from a bigger table and sold either 2 or 4 tables. I wasn't there when he got it originally.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    DSW
    A word of advice. If you wake up at night, look out the window, and a couple guys are carrying that table off ? Put the gun down and go back to bed.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Burpee View Post
    DSW
    A word of advice. If you wake up at night, look out the window, and a couple guys are carrying that table off ? Put the gun down and go back to bed.
    Put the gun in the holster and go get the artillery from the garage...

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    I think DSW scared everyone else away....

    Some great designs out there.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    The red legged one was given to me from Walker. I added a 1/4" top (had an 1/8" originally), put expanded metal under the top for a shelf. Works pretty good.

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    And this one is my little portable one.

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    With the new move, I lost my 3 car garage. In AZ a person needs to keep the vehicles inside, so no big welding table for me. (No mill or lathe either )
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    great pictures and lots of ideas, I'm just using a strongman portable and or a pair of foldable steel trussel benches...for now.

    While this thread is gathering steam If you do a google search for welding table images there's plenty to look at all in one place.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=weld...ih=632&dpr=1.5

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DSW View Post
    All these wimpy topped tables.
    It's been brought to my attention that I may have offended someone with my "wimpy" table top comment. Sorry I though I'd put the laugh smiley in the original post showing it was all just for fun. I'll add it to my original post.

    To any members who have anxiety issues brought upon by feelings of social inadequacy due to a small or undersized table top, I apologize. They say size doesn't matter. I have heard they have a solution for that now...
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    My welding table isn't much to talk about. When I retired and had my shop built. I built my welding table, and burning table out of scrap that was laying around. All except the welding table top. A buddy of mine was running a job locally, I called him up and said hey next time you're in the yard grab a plate 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Not wanting to drive to the big city to the yard he just ran down to the steel supplier and bought me one, and brought it to me.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    I have a story about an expanded metal topped bench and a gurl named Marie.
    I can't really elaborate here.
    "Where's the beef" cums to mind.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Alright. What's the story on the torch cart 'wheels' ???
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ed mac View Post
    still haven't bought the top I want for it. I placed the bottom channels closer together for a chair to tig weld.
    I REALLY LIKE your extendable receiver attachments. this is something I'm looking into when I get around to build my welding cart and table. thank you for the inspiration.

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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Good idea for a thread OP i wish this was around when i started my build. Heres mine I still have stuff i need to add to it.
    http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...%29&highlight=
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OUTBACK FORGE View Post
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    Awesome table! Gonna have to steal that base design for something someday.
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