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    Everyone:

    Since I now have what I consider a "large shop", 800 sq feet and "all mine", I want to build the ultimate welding table.

    Does anyone think an 6X10" 1/2 to 1" would be over kill?

    With a table this large does anyone have any good ideas as to any "bells and whistles" I can add.

    I know this will not be cheap with the price of steel, but I think a welding table is a necessity.

    My last one in Arizona was 1/2X4X8. I had to leave it behind. Man that hurt.

    Any replies would be much appreciated!
    I will definitely post pics.

    Thanks

    John1 ( AKA JWELD)

  • #2
    i would go as thick as posible. that way you can do some welding that is really hot and dont have to worry about worping the table. Most Everyone I know that do welding at home try to get 1" or better. One guy has a table that is 2" 4x8'.

    Gary
    Dry Creek Welding
    Dynasty 300DX Tigrunner
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    • #3
      I think 6"x10" might be a little on the small side. Now 6'x10' would be much better. Depends on what you use it for. Also, look into readily available materials, and prices. 4'x8' and 4'x10' is available at any steel shop, but 6'x10' may be a special order, or a welded together table. Be sure to consider what you are going to use it for and how you are going to move it, a 6'x10'x2" thick is heavy!

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      • #4
        6'X10' is sweet

        if you have the room and $$ for a 6'X10' table go for it.
        mine is 1" thick and is great you can weld your jig right to it and grind off when done
        as for the bells i have some holes in it for clampint through and have some holes for mounting my vice to it. also i have a place to clamp my groung so anthing in my vice or clamped to the table is grounded so i can just pick up the mig and go for it. i also have a gun hanger as my mig sits under my table , and a rack for C-clamps.
        if you can go 1" go for it but be ware of the $$$$ and the waight 1000lbs sounds about right for 1"X6'X10'
        my table is only 3' X 5' it took 4 people to put it in the shop
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
        sigpic
        feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
        summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
        JAMES

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        • #5
          a guy in my shop wants a 4x8 1" with train rail legs. The bench will be the strongest table I ever seen. He already found the rail for free, each leg is about 150lbs. We are still waiting on the request for the table top, but we have 1/2" set to the side just in case. will post pics when/if we ever get it built.
          Joe
          [email protected]

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          • #6
            sorry about the mess

            here is my 1"X3'X5' table
            if you can get 1" it's too cool.
            mine is on 3/16" angle irn legs.
            Attached Files
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
            sigpic
            feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
            JAMES

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            • #7
              Unless you have a specific reason to need a bench that big its a waste. I like a 3x5,,, maybe 3x6 and 1/2 plate is plenty if you put some stiffners under it. A big heavy bench can be good in a commerical fab shop if you have a bunch of maniac gorrillas with 20# beaters on it all day but in a fairly small shop it takes up too much room and it a lot to walk around and reach across. Maybe add some hangers and a shelf underneath. You can tack weld to 1/2 so much better and if you want to drill thru it you can. I have another small one for a vise.
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                1"

                i got a 1" table cuz it was free

                all i had to do was move it
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
                sigpic
                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                JAMES

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                • #9
                  all i had to do was move it [/QUOTE]

                  So that makes you the winner?

                  I'm glad I didn't have to help move it!

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                  • #10
                    I suggest that you take a look at the Hobart Board. A fellow over there wrote an article for publication about two months ago on the subject of welding tables (really good). He was looking for input from folks who really knew about welding before sending it in for publication. Good thoughts and lots of photos of other folks tables and the various custom features that they had incorporated. Lots of cool ideas.

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                    • #11
                      Hobart Board?

                      where is the hobart board can you post a link?
                      i get lost easy
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #12
                        http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/ I like all the boards but the Hobart is the one I go to most,,, lots of traffic.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/...ead.php?t=7329

                          This link will take you right to the article. The guy did a good job on the writing side, and has a slew of photos to go with it.

                          John

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                          • #14
                            Got an extra $35K around the shop? Check out Bluco.

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                            • #15
                              Here is mine. Surface thickness is 0.98''. Hole diameter is 1.1'', and hole separation is 3.9''. Surface Roughness:Ra3.2.
                              Susan
                              3D Welding Table Manufacturer-DCT Brand
                              Shenzhen Ding Sheng Tian Technology Co., Ltd
                              website: www.dctwelding.com or www.3ddst.com
                              Skype: JIG88888
                              Email: [email protected]

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