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    Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

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    This is going to be a welding table once I can find some 1/4 or 1/2 inch steel or cast iron plate. For now it's particle board and a fire extinguisher.

    I put some cheap *** caster on it so I cam move it around, we'll see how long they last.

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    This used to be a yard cart but it's going to be the tray to hold my welder..which I'm thinking about welding to the table.

    The mesh is probably history, I don't know yet.

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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    Good space. Put everything on wheels so you can move and configure as needed.

    Move those gas cans outside.
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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    The best thing of cleaning a shop is the junk you take dump a month later having to buy it again.

    I did find 1/4" and above save.
    Even in retirement I have 1 ton steel for projects.
    The good news it like gold it just up in cost.

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    This is going to be a welding table once I can find some 1/4 or 1/2 inch steel or cast iron plate. For now it's particle board and a fire extinguisher.

    I put some cheap *** caster on it so I cam move it around, we'll see how long they last.

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    This used to be a yard cart but it's going to be the tray to hold my welder..which I'm thinking about welding to the table.

    The mesh is probably history, I don't know yet.

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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    FYI I would not store gas cans in shop or a big boom.

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    This is going to be a welding table once I can find some 1/4 or 1/2 inch steel or cast iron plate. For now it's particle board and a fire extinguisher.

    I put some cheap *** caster on it so I cam move it around, we'll see how long they last.

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    This used to be a yard cart but it's going to be the tray to hold my welder..which I'm thinking about welding to the table.

    The mesh is probably history, I don't know yet.

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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    Not nearly as messy as mine.

    I would move the tool chest away from the window and have a workbench there. You could easily have a fan that draws welding fumes right out the window. The chemicals are talking up valuable workbench space and are probably rarely used. Find a tall skinny metal cabinet to store them in. Rarely used items don't need quick access. Except a fire extinguisher. You need one. Maybe mount it on the wall by the door?

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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    The chest is on wheels I move my tool chest to work.
    The big hing I see is gas cans.
    We're ever I do welding I put gas cans and engines with gas outside.

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    Not nearly as messy as mine.

    I would move the tool chest away from the window and have a workbench there. You could easily have a fan that draws welding fumes right out the window. The chemicals are talking up valuable workbench space and are probably rarely used. Find a tall skinny metal cabinet to store them in. Rarely used items don't need quick access. Except a fire extinguisher. You need one. Maybe mount it on the wall by the door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    The big hing I see is gas cans.
    We're ever I do welding I put gas cans and engines with gas outside.

    Dave

    yep, they gotta go. i wouldnt care if there was water in them, i wouldnt want to see them. actually, its not a shop, its a garage w/ a welder in it, but u can change that

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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    My plan so far has been to keep building new shops to avoid cleaning up the old one. Pandemic pricing may force me to rethink that. It's easy to say just throw out the stuff you don't use any more, but start next week's project and you know what you'll be looking for...
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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    Sometimes it's little things that make a big difference. I bought a new cart to hold my cheapy Chinese plasma, but I didn't like the way it kinked the hoses. I grabbed some scraps of lumber and built a little stand to raise it up in the shelf. I still need to add some hangers for the lines but for now at least it won't damage the lead to the stinger.
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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    Is that semigloss black paint? Sure Is hard to find around here in rattle cans.


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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    I think it's actually gloss... the old scrap lumber soaked it up pretty good and it was just a rattle can...still looks better than mismatching the blue.
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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    You got some stuff, thats a good start.

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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    I am a big fan of carts for welders. I just keep a long gas line handy.. I should put together a 120 only cart....Although there is one 240 volt only unit in the mix.. (Best stick machine for 1/8 rods in my shop)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
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    Now go mow your lawn...
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    I thought that was quite innovative making a lawnmower out of an old Hobart mig.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    Cart.
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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    Well, yes and no. I was at a farm auction when my Sears welder came up. The owner had bolted it to a lawnmower chassis and left it in the doorway to catch pigeon droppings. Between nobody wanting to load the welder with the lawnmower, and the pigeon droppings, I managed to get the Sears for a very low price ( I think around $40). If it works, it works... but when you finally go to sell it, lose the lawnmower....
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    Here you go. This came in the mail yesterday. Start making room in the hog barn....






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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    I dunno.... from what I've seen of the online auctions in the last year, there were no deals to be had...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I dunno.... from what I've seen of the online auctions in the last year, there were no deals to be had...
    Ain't that the truth. The OP at least inspired me to sweep, I have gas cans and a wood stove kae sra sira
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    Re: Here's my shop, it was messy but I'm workin on it.

    I forget which post we discussed using more than one slide vise to change orientation of the object being drilled. Here's one in my XY... note the machinery jack under the drill table to raise it. It's an oldy with no screw jack on the back leg, but this works almost as good. Added an LED light on the side too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    I forget which post we discussed using more than one slide vise to change orientation of the object being drilled. Here's one in my XY... note the machinery jack under the drill table to raise it. It's an oldy with no screw jack on the back leg, but this works almost as good. Added an LED light on the side too...

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    Machinery jack?
    What ?
    That table difficult to raise ? I bet you have so much weight on that table you don't even have to lock it in position to keep from falling. Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Machinery jack?
    What ?
    That table difficult to raise ? I bet you have so much weight on that table you don't even have to lock it in position to keep from falling. Lol


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    No problem with it falling when in use... the brake works just fine. Lifting all that hardware up and sliding against the brake when you are raising it for short bits was a whole nuther story though...
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