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    Welding Fixture Table

    I had been planning on building a new welding table for quite some time. I had a pretty good idea of how it should be but was (as usual) struggling somewhat with logistics.

    Since discovering the thread started by Rustyshackleford (Brett) I have been working with John from Texas Metal Works on a custom table with some unique features.

    Iím usually the type to build things myself but in this case.....My cost for locally laser cutting the pieces alone would have been considerably more than my entire purchase price having John build it.

    It has been a several month process incorporating my ideas into a buildable product from a manufacturing standpoint and John has been very patient with me. Hopefully my input will result in future welding table options/upgrades available from Texas Metal Works.

    Here are a few random photos taken during construction. The table size without extensions is 40Ē x 80Ē with a 1/4Ē table top braced from the underside to achieve and maintain flatness.

    A photo of underside. Note the 2inch square holes at each corner of the table. These line up with the oversized 3Ē square tube legs I specified to accommodate the 2.5Ē receiver tubing for four vertical receivers.




    Bolt on plates with custom slots to accommodate vertical receivers ...



    Heavy 11 gauge center mounted drawer with industrial slides ...



    To be continued.......


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    Nice little table

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac's Crew View Post
    Nice little table

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    I hope so. It just came out of the powder coat shop today. With a little luck they will ship early next week. Iím not holding my breath for a delivery date. Itís a long way from Texas to BC.


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    Well if it needs to rest for a couple years, I can give you my addy.

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    It is a long trip. HeHe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac's Crew View Post
    Well if it needs to rest for a couple years, I can give you my addy.

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    This is a pic of my welding table base (sitting on a welding table).

    I opted to delete the casters and add cross bracing to accommodate moving the table with a pallet jack. Adjustable height swivel pads will replace the casters and allow for levelling the table.

    The lower bracing also allowed for extra storage area. Initially I planned on two powder coated MDF panels mounted flush with the crossmembers so stuff could slide out easily but John from Texas Metals suggested black HDPE panels which dropped right in the cross bracing.

    No painting necessary or dealing with inevitable scratching. Plus totally moisture resistant.




    I had John laser cut and pedestal mount an intermediate shelf for storing sh*t but mainly for interest and aesthetics. Even had matching holes cut (but a few thou in diameter larger to allow for the paint).



    View from the underside of intermediate shelf showing streamlined gussets for the suspended pedestal look.





    And hereís a pic of the base with its special BLUE multi-coat powder process....




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    Wow... that's going to look bright, even in your shop where there's a lot of shiny and bright. Sweeet...
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    Re: Welding Fixture Table

    Are you up for sharing cost prior to shipping?

    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slodat View Post
    Are you up for sharing cost prior to shipping?

    Looks great!
    If it helps. Keep in mind tables are shipped assembled.

    Might not be applicable as truck freight is based on deck space used. Unless they are able to double stack.


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    Re: Welding Fixture Table

    Iíve been looking at the 28mm tables from Build Pro and Seigmond. Interested in other options.
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    Welding Fixture Table

    I wanted mine nitrided but apparently no one in North America has tanks big enough.

    Most are done in Europe and Asia.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    This is a pic of my welding table base (sitting on a welding table).

    I opted to delete the casters and add cross bracing to accommodate moving the table with a pallet jack. Adjustable height swivel pads will replace the casters and allow for levelling the table.

    The lower bracing also allowed for extra storage area. Initially I planned on two powder coated MDF panels mounted flush with the crossmembers so stuff could slide out easily but John from Texas Metals suggested black HDPE panels which dropped right in the cross bracing.

    No painting necessary or dealing with inevitable scratching. Plus


    And here’s a pic of the base with its special BLUE multi-coat powder process....




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    It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

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    GAWD THAT'S NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post

    A photo of underside. Note the 2inch square holes at each corner of the table. These line up with the oversized 3Ē square tube legs I specified to accommodate the 2.5Ē receiver tubing for four vertical receivers.



    It took a couple of seconds trying to figure this sentence out. At first, I couldn't see how you would drop 2-1/2" receiver tune into a 2" hole.

    I assume/remembered from some of your pics that you have a long section of 2" tube with a small collar of 2-1/2" tube welded to the outside to act as stop when you drop in into the hole. I am still on my first cup of coffee so I am a bit slow right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    It took a couple of seconds trying to figure this sentence out.
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    Sorry Pat you're right. My attempt at describing the vertical receiver setup was unnecessarily wordy. You have probably noticed I have a bad habit of doing that ...

    IMO vertical receivers in the workplace are just so underrated. Their uses are only limited to one's imagination and the best part is they don't take up ANY valuable space.

    Here's an elevated offset swivel work table.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
    And I thought you were going to whine about the color looking more purple than Miller blue....
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    Amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    And I thought you were going to whine about the COLOUR (color) looking more purple than Miller blue....
    Donít you find it amusing how we deliberately misspell words so that we donít look like high school dunces to our American friends?


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    Really amazing and I can't wait to see it in place, nestled comfortably amongst all your other goodies.

    I keep saying I'm going to rent a mag drill so I can make some holes in my bench. Gotta clean it first, though.

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    That is a work of art Lis! Actually, from the photos you’ve posted your whole shop is a work of art! I’ve tried to keep a neat shop but usually after a full day I’m so worn out and sore the last thing I want to do is sweep up the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Don’t you find it amusing how we deliberately misspell words so that we don’t look like high school dunces to our American friends?


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    I've actually gotten so tired of Spelchek telling me I've spelled things wrong when I really spelled them right, that I've kind of joined them... I'm only 27 miles from the border...
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    Re: Welding Fixture Table

    Lis2323
    Your ears burning? I was at my LWS and a local company makes fixture tables. The sales man saw me standing there and put the press on. Damn they are neat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reebz View Post
    Lis2323
    Your ears burning? I was at my LWS and a local company makes fixture tables. The sales man saw me standing there and put the press on. Damn they are neat
    You guys are fortunate. In my area youíre lucky if an LWS even has a welding machine on their showroom floor.

    That is a bit of an exaggeration of course but not by much....

    Whatís the plan? Acorn table? Build a fixture table?


    I think my table is being shipped today.
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    My LSW is pretty nice.

    Still no plan on a table. I'm going to look at the those down the road I told you about. I do have this plan, no more gym equipment or I'm going to charge what I should charge. If they walk they walk. I try and stay under "Rogues fitness" price but I can not compete with a robot. If I lose work fine, I can work on the old car, do art and furniture. If I do art and furniture I'm will drop insurance. Plus the "maker space looks like its going to happen. I sold $22,000 worth of gym equipment but really did not net enough to amount to much. RANT OVER lol. I may send a PM about the art furniture world.

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