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    kazlx. That's what I envisioned building until my schedule became to packed that it would be winter before I would have time to work on it.

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    LuMax

    I just can't get your third photo: 'out of my mind . . .'

    8/12/13 was Jack Olsen's last post - so you never read him live.

    It's too laborous to find his photo examples in the WWF archive, so I
    reference the most available example of his greater Web presence.

    http://themotoringenthusiastjournal....uge_garage.htm

    JO's design & craft rank his work within the Pantheon of home garage
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    LuMax don't wait until winter - rent a dump truck now!


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    I already did that this spring Opus, what you see left is the keeper stuff. Tossed a half dumpster full, donated the rest.
    I'm renting else I would have cabinets and other storage units up.

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    Bump to the top.
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    I made two heavy duty shelves and a custom TIG rod holder for my table. Also added a couple of toolboxes to keep all of the fixturing devices organized.







    Never mind the cardboard box, it's long gone.

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    "I'd like to get a real nice 6" or 8" post vise"

    I was reading some old posts regarding welding benches and saw your line about post vises. I thought I was the only one that new their value when it comes to saving the new style vises from the untimate death by hammer. Contact me ... I have a few post vises. 8" are hard to find 6 there are a few. I have at least (8) 4" right now.

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    Bump!
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    Here's my table.
    Built for around $40....

    http://forum.weldingtipsandtricks.co...php?f=9&t=5087
    Just a couple welders, big hammers, grinders, and torches.
    Work will free you.
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    Re: Welding table picture thread

    There are some great designs and great work in this thread.

    Question: what do you guys do with your stinger between welds to avoid accidental arc strikes? Especially with Stick.

    I'm working on my skills so i can build my table, need to incorporate whatever seems to work best.

    Thanks!

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    My welding cart is my welding table, it does what I need for now, I have a 5' x 5' x 1/2" piece of used plate that I have plans for soon. I go for surgery in Feb. for an inguinal hernia operation and as soon as I get the go ahead from the Doc it will be build time.


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    Measure with a micrometre, mark with chalk, cut with a torch.

    Never force anything...just get a bigger hammer.

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    Made a mistake when I said it was 1/2 it's only 3/8 but for what I paid for it there is no complaining. In it's former life it was a base for a 60,000volt transformer. That phallic looking thing is is a solid ground post. Think I'll keep it as a place to put my ground clamp...not sure if it's made of brass or copper haven't put a file to it yet.

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    Measure with a micrometre, mark with chalk, cut with a torch.

    Never force anything...just get a bigger hammer.

    Roy

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    This may be a dumb question, but the table fixturing clamps and tools, how are they held to the table via through holes? I've knocked acorn clamps around a bit, always thought (assumed) it was something similar but couldn't figure out how it works with a 5/8 through hole. Are there tapped holes in the clamps that are secured with bolts? After looking at the Strong Hand site that is my latest impression. I planned to have a series of 1/2-13 holes and analternate series of 5/8 through holes.
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    @ Teggy1 - StrongHand uses several mechanisms for fixturing. Perhaps you are referencing the ball bearing variant? Checkout the description/photos at http://www.stronghandtools.com/build...lock_bolts.php
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    Ah, thanks ManoKai.

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    I bought th esame set up and I can say it is one of teh best tables on the PLANET. Makes work faster, and more accurate than any other table. With all the doodads, you can make complex weld with no help.

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    Mine:


    26x48
    1,5" x,125 square tube frame. With Height adjustement (30 and 36") (Never put it at 30" yet)
    3/8" top
    Hole drilled every 6" for clamp.(modified Mastercraft F clamp)
    mig holder and 2 square tube under the top on the other side to slide in my home made break.
    No lower on the other side, so I can place it right over my part washer tub.
    on 4 locking caster wheel.

    Vise is removble with wing nut.

    Having it for 3years(2 with the 3/8" top) and didn't take time to remove the mill scale yet :|
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    Here is an ingenious table. bit small but.......https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=758911284119042
    Measure with a micrometre, mark with chalk, cut with a torch.

    Never force anything...just get a bigger hammer.

    Roy

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    Awesome setup! Did you get the TMK550, 172 pcs Stronghand accessory kit or did you buy all the accessories separately? That's a fantastic deal with the table and all of that tooling! Thx for sharing!

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    baileigh has 2 new fixture tables & tooling that will bridge the gap between the Bluco and Buildpro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy_pop View Post
    baileigh has 2 new fixture tables & tooling that will bridge the gap between the Bluco and Buildpro.
    ...but will it bridge the gap in quality? If anyone gets their hands on one; I would appreciate a review!
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    Yea, having seen the buildpros in person, not impressed for what they cost...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Lister View Post
    ...but will it bridge the gap in quality? If anyone gets their hands on one; I would appreciate a review!
    For the money the BuildPro tables cost, having a one dimensional table leaves alot to be desired. Their tables are not built for industrial use. Building things for Etsy, they are fine.

    I don't trust much of anything that Baileigh builds because they have so many items in the wood and metal world that you can't do that many things well. That is just a fact in anything, not just tools. Plus I dont see any Baileigh items in high end shops or defense contractors. BUT judging how the Baileigh fixture table is machined, it looks like a private label table from a higher end mfgr like Siegmund who has their sh!t together. Their tables do not look to be hardened but the fact that their tables are metric on 100mm squares with 28mm holes is not my accident. That has been a standard for a very long time. Having 5 sides to clamp to is a major advantage and, in my opinion, way out of BuildPro's league. Now whether the Baileigh is in Demmeler's league is a different story. But the positives I see in the Baileigh (and I am not a fan of Baileigh) are greatly enhanced by their MSRP pricing, which is VERY competitive. So competitive, If I were a small manufacturer, it makes the Buildpro really look like an even bigger loser of a deal.

    I would have really looked hard at the Baileigh had they been available a couple years ago. I contacted Siegmund but they would not give me the time of day. So I bought a 1500x3000 Bluco.

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    Jimmy Pop:

    I'm familiar with your stronghand review and I've relied on it to NOT purchase a Buildpro. I also have the same view about Baileigh's other products. I will keep my eyes out for other's reviews on the Baileigh, but I greatly appreciate your insights. Thank you!
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    @ Teggy1 - Locking schema (PC Bolt) for Bluco's modular fixtures/tables ~
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    Jason,

    The Baileigh(s) table is pretty new so real world reviews will be scarce for a while. But I can tell you the concept is not new and is proven and works unbelievably well. I use it 5 days a week. I get to design all my own parts so I design in increments of 25mm. Being that the table is on a 100mm grid, as long as you work in increments of 25mm, you dont need to use a tape measure when fixturing on the table. The stops have offset holes that allow you to pickup the "0" "25mm" "50mm" "75mm" and "100mm" locations on the top. Your cuts just jog against the stops. No need to measure anything. Sh!t is square. You would have that same benefit with the Baileigh. And if you needed a longer table, you can bolt an angle to extend the length of the table. The concept is just brilliant.

    I don't really see anything wrong with the Baileigh table. Aside from any machining error, the table really cant be anything other than "square". Eventhough the Baileigh table isnt hardened, I dont think splatter is going to collect like a hot roll steel home-made table does. Some of my angles are older Bluco that are not hardened and there are no dingle berries. Ofcourse, if you are welding at 300 amps with a big mig machine, you might collect some. But small 220v migs I doubt are going to degrade the table surface. After speaking with the Bluco engineers, they only recently started hardening everything because they finally perfected the hardening process where it does not effect the accuracy "squareness tolerance" of the table. Makes me think that if Bluco took that long to develop their hardening process, are the competitors process equal?
    http://www.bluco.com/modular-product...es-protection/
    Again, is hardening worth the price difference given the scope of work being done on the table? Back to my assessment that the Baileigh bridges the gap between Bluco and BuildPro but falls very close to bluco on alot of levels.

    If I had to really be a dick and split hairs on the Baileigh, they probably use a less expensive steel plate than Bluco. Seems the surface of the Baileigh has pits showing after machining whereas there are none of these on the Bluco.

    Bluco


    But that type of information you'll never pull out of a Baileigh sales rep, they have no clue.

    As far as the tooling, the design of their clamps work very well. They telescope to clamp where ever you need. Same as Bluco.

    Their PC bolts are not a design I like. The old Bluco style bolts were round bearings but they got away from that because the acute contact point between a ball bearing and the race on the under side of the welding table was getting pitted from the pressure of the ball bearings. Bluco changed to a wedge style bolt that makes alot more sense. The ball bearings are probably fine, just dont use super human retard strength.


    Comparing old Bluco versus new style
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