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    Welding Table Plans

    I was searching for welding info and came across some info for a welding table that I thought might help people. I like the idea of the plasma/torch attachment.
    You can also download the plans in a pdf document.

    http://www.millerwelds.com/interests...welding-table/



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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    I would suggest using expanded metal on the bottom shelf, firstly it keeps the weight down, secondly dust cant collect as easily, thirdly cost savings

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    I am very new to welding and taking a metal fabrication class. I would like to this or similar table as a class project. Approximately how much do you think materials would be for this?

    Thanks

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    A lot. New steel is $$$$. Try to find scrap as much as possible. I regularly go scrounge around the steel yards scraps pile, it's amazing what you can find sometimes. Course, everything will be too short likely, so you might have to cough up the money and buy new steel, but try to get everything else from the scrap bins. Or look on craigslist or go talk to local steel contractors.. you might be surprised how much scrap is just laying around looking for someone to pick it up.

    I just got 100 pounds of scrap for small projects for less than the 5' sch 40 pipe and the 5' 2"x1/2 stock I bought new. Plus, I found several punched and fabricated brackets in the scrap heap that will work perfect for my dozer project later on, and the 1 3/4 cold rolled pin.... all for scrap prices!

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Not sure about all the cost, but I just purchased some 2"x2"x1/8" and it was $57.84 per stick. The major cust will be the 3/8" top. But the good side is an excellent welling table.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    and I agree with the expaned metal on the bottom.

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    I agree with the expanded metal. I have a similar table with bedrails used as shelf supports and I threw some plywood down for a shelf, and it's gonna be a mess real soon.
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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    oops double post
    Last edited by oxygen454; 01-29-2011 at 10:23 PM.
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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    x3 on the expanded metal unless you plan on stacking a lot of steel (weight) on there which makes the table hard to push around the shop.

    4'x8' x3/8 at $1.10 a pound would cost $539.26.

    Square tubing... if you use 2"x2"x 1/8 this would cost you at $1.10 a pound, per foot ... $3.37 (need approx 60')
    = $202.2

    Plus....
    wheels $35
    welding wire $45
    welding gas $50
    cutting disks $50 (at $5 a zip disk)
    sanding/grinding disks $16 ($2 a sanding disk)
    =$196

    Total (roughly) = $937.46

    If my math is right... Wow! thats quite a bit
    Last edited by oxygen454; 01-29-2011 at 10:24 PM.
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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Nothing is cheap anymore.

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    No kidding. The price of steel keeps rising... and fuel.
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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by oxygen454 View Post
    x3 on the expanded metal unless you plan on stacking a lot of steel (weight) on there which makes the table hard to push around the shop.

    4'x8' x3/8 at $1.10 a pound would cost $539.26.

    Square tubing... if you use 2"x2"x 1/8 this would cost you at $1.10 a pound, per foot ... $3.37 (need approx 60')
    = $202.2

    Plus....
    wheels $35
    welding wire $45
    welding gas $50
    cutting disks $50 (at $5 a zip disk)
    sanding/grinding disks $16 ($2 a sanding disk)
    =$196

    Total (roughly) = $937.46

    If my math is right... Wow! thats quite a bit
    What hole are you pullin' your numbers out of?

    You'll need four good wheels that might cost $35 each.
    $45 will buy me over 20 lbs of wire. I doubt there is much over 5 lbs in that table.
    $50 in gas? prolly closer to $8. I can fill my 125 bottle for about $40.
    Zip disks only cost me $1.26 or there abouts.
    Sanding disks are more like $5-$8 each.
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    Well as far as i know you should have to use expaned metal on the bottom.

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Boostinjdm View Post
    What hole are you pullin' your numbers out of?

    You'll need four good wheels that might cost $35 each.
    $45 will buy me over 20 lbs of wire. I doubt there is much over 5 lbs in that table.
    $50 in gas? prolly closer to $8. I can fill my 125 bottle for about $40.
    Zip disks only cost me $1.26 or there abouts.
    Sanding disks are more like $5-$8 each.
    The steel is quoted from the local supplier.
    $45 is for two spools of 0.035 hard wire (probably only need one)
    Cheapest up here is $40 for a fill on gas (Lindie BOC or KMS)
    Zip disks go for around $5.00 ea at Acklands
    Sanding disks are $2.49 at Princess Auto
    Caster wheels are $5.99 at Princess Auto

    Some of the prices are quoted higher. When ever quoting a project, always round up for taxes and enough money to cover the project. Prices are also in Canadian. Has always worked for me.

    So that's the hole Im pulling these numbers out of.
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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Cheaper cutting disks can also be purchased ($1.39), although I prefer Zip Cut...

    Cheaper disks.
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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by oxygen454 View Post
    x3 on the expanded metal unless you plan on stacking a lot of steel (weight) on there which makes the table hard to push around the shop.

    4'x8' x3/8 at $1.10 a pound would cost $539.26.

    Square tubing... if you use 2"x2"x 1/8 this would cost you at $1.10 a pound, per foot ... $3.37 (need approx 60')
    = $202.2

    Plus....
    wheels $35
    welding wire $45
    welding gas $50
    cutting disks $50 (at $5 a zip disk)
    sanding/grinding disks $16 ($2 a sanding disk)
    =$196

    Total (roughly) = $937.46

    If my math is right... Wow! thats quite a bit
    Thank you for pricing that out...I will submit the steel list to a local supplier and see what it cost in US dollars. All of the consumables are free of charge in the class. Maybe i can down size the table a bit to keep the cost around $500

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    The cost of everything sucks now days, but being able to say I built it and it is built better than what you can buy is priceless.

    I would put some holes or slots in the top for different jigs or clamps to slide into.

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    Re: Welding Table Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by yarmish View Post
    Thank you for pricing that out...I will submit the steel list to a local supplier and see what it cost in US dollars. All of the consumables are free of charge in the class. Maybe i can down size the table a bit to keep the cost around $500
    No problem. Thats cool that your consumables are free at school.
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