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    Light weight portable weld table

    Good morning,

    I finished this up over the weekend. This derived from a 3/8” plate top which was my first welding table. I’ve made a bigger table since then but wanted to go back and make a light-duty portable fast fold table for the small repairs that pop up.

    Nothing special here. However I did manage to crack the EMT weld nut a bit so that might be of interest. This is 3/4 EMT. I’ve found if you double up the material and place a blank in the inside you can weld it reasonably without burn through. These are Tig welded. Not too fun due to goober factor but doable.

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    Here’s the composite build.

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    Here’s the final build. It folds up so I can hang it in the garage and get it out of the way. It is light duty but plenty strong for 50 lbs or so. Added fitted shoes to stabilize when folded out.

    Regards.

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    Re: Light weight portable weld table

    Interesting concept, could also be used as a Laptop desk, it looks like the black block is wood?
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    Re: Light weight portable weld table

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    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Interesting concept, could also be used as a Laptop desk, it looks like the black block is wood?
    Yes it is. Here’s is a screw up. I do most of this fab on the fly and modify as I move along. The pivot tube was placed to far on the pivot point so the block created a spacer. I created this block from 2x4 with a threaded insert to positively lock the pivot tube. The recess captures the tube so it doesn’t graze off. Anyway the flub turned into a nice feature.
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    Re: Light weight portable weld table

    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Interesting concept, could also be used as a Laptop desk, it looks like the black block is wood?
    , i was thinkin maybe one of them stands that hold the music book , while you play the horn

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    Re: Light weight portable weld table

    Looks great

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by Continuum View Post
    Good morning,

    I finished this up over the weekend. This derived from a 3/8” plate top which was my first welding table. I’ve made a bigger table since then but wanted to go back and make a light-duty portable fast fold table for the small repairs that pop up.

    Nothing special here. However I did manage to crack the EMT weld nut a bit so that might be of interest. This is 3/4 EMT. I’ve found if you double up the material and place a blank in the inside you can weld it reasonably without burn through. These are Tig welded. Not too fun due to goober factor but doable.

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    Here’s the composite build.

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    Here’s the final build. It folds up so I can hang it in the garage and get it out of the way. It is light duty but plenty strong for 50 lbs or so. Added fitted shoes to stabilize when folded out.

    Regards.

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