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Old 02-22-2011, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nice.. very nice.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, that looks to nice to even use.
I wouldn't wanna get it dirty.

Good job.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks great!
At first I was concerned about ruining the plasma then saw you enclosed it with a drainage great ideas
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, that looks to nice to even use.
I wouldn't wanna get it dirty.
Thanks, it won't stay new like that for long. Just built it this weekend.
Overall 28" x 52". Full 2 x 4 cutting area.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Very nice! Looks like a clean design.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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**** that's nice.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sweet,
When your not using it for the plasma you can put some charcoal in the tray and grill on it.
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Very nice! I want to build one just like it. How well do the vertical "slats" hold up to the plasma? Can you easily replace them? Any more pics of how it all went together? I really like it.

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Very nice! I want to build one just like it. How well do the vertical "slats" hold up to the plasma? Can you easily replace them? Any more pics of how it all went together? I really like it.

My guess is they are made not to hold up against the plasma. But look to be very, very easy to change and probably with very little cost. Very nice!
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep, slats are "consumable" and get cut up over time. Pull them out and flip them over. When that side gets cut up, toss them and put in a new one.
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I think we need a "shop tour" to show us your other tables/racks!
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Very nice! I want to build one just like it. How well do the vertical "slats" hold up to the plasma? Can you easily replace them? Any more pics of how it all went together? I really like it.
The slats are just 2" x .125 strap cut in two foot lenghts. Very cheap in 20' sticks.

I just cut slits in some 2" angle and welded it on the bottom of the table, the slats just lift in and out. I cut a few spares.


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Very nice. I also really like the saw cart, and workbench/stock rack.

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Now you just need one of the baby Torchmate tables to put on there
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Now you just need one of the baby Torchmate tables to put on there
Perfect setup for a squirrel cage exhaust fan too.

I`m picturing how nice it would be to have that 2x4 CNC setup that can roll around.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Maybe some day. I've got about a hundred bucks in this setup.
Minus the machine of course

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Perfect setup for a squirrel cage exhaust fan too.

I`m picturing how nice it would be to have that 2x4 CNC setup that can roll around.
Would you mount one in the bottom of the bin where the round pipe is? Wouldn't it get messed up with all the slag falling through it?
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanx for the inspiration.

I'm gonna use anH-F three tier cart as a basis for one for me.

I originally thought this was overkill and have since decided not only is it a good idea, but I need one
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Thats one hell of a shop just looking at the backround of your pics.

All your work tables look awsome
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Great design. I am trying to design something up in sketchup that is very similar, but I am trying to figure out a design that I can put panels on top to weld on. I haven't been able to figure out mounting that will make it convenient to switch between the two setups. I have also considered just making it half and half... Any thoughts about adding a welding top to yours?
Did you machine the slots or cut them out? If you cut them, were you able to get the tolerance close enough to keep out the slop?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Great design. I am trying to design something up in sketchup that is very similar, but I am trying to figure out a design that I can put panels on top to weld on. I haven't been able to figure out mounting that will make it convenient to switch between the two setups. I have also considered just making it half and half... Any thoughts about adding a welding top to yours?
Did you machine the slots or cut them out? If you cut them, were you able to get the tolerance close enough to keep out the slop?
I thought about a half and half type setup, just so I could lay larger sheets on there. I wanted a large cutting area. The table would loose a little portability if it was to large.

What I did was to make it the same height as a little sister welding table that I have. If I put the tables together I can lay a whole sheet on there if I have to.

You could always just lay a sheet of steel on top for a part-time welding table. The top surface is flat.

As for the slots, I just put a .125 wide blade on an old chop saw and cut the slots in the 2" angle. Slats fit snug, no slop. The blade does loose a little girth as it wears down. Had to wiggle the last cuts a little to keep them wide enough.

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What I did was to make it the same height as a little sister welding table that I have. If I put the tables together I can lay a whole sheet on there if I have to.
I'm gonna make mine so that it can roll beneath my welding table to get it out of the way.

Hopefully my second plasma cutter will be fixed by the end of the week-of course, it will fail again soon.
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Detail shots, please? (mostly slat-holding-stuff)
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:56 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Here is a concept for what I am considering:



It looks similar to what was suggested. What I haven't figured out yet is how to attach the top when I want to switch to welding format. I am thinking of getting 5 pieces of 1/2" so that I have slots to clamp too between the pieces. If I want to go half and half, then I can make slats that are 1/2 wider and it should be close to level.
I am also debating about putting in a shelf in the bottom, but I would like to be able to put my feet under whilst working. I will likely also add some hitch receivers to mount grinders and such.
Should I miter the corners of the runners and put them on top of the legs or leave them as designed? What casters should I consider? Anything else I am forgetting? Bars to hang clamps,etc?
Sorry for the hijack. This just got me thinking.
I have this modeled in Sketchup (poorly) if anybody wants it.
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