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    Long story short. I'm an outboard/boat guy. Last year I down sized my business, sold my shop on the highway and built a new shop out of the way where no could find me ( unless I wanted them to). Moving into a smaller sho was like putting 20#s in a 10# bag. Plus since I sold the old shop I had some $$ for some new gear (2 new blue machines). The machines lived on a benchtop for a year, but it was a PIA to have to move a bunch of stuff just to get a job over to the "welding bench". Since I had some slack time this month, I decided to build a "rig for the shop". I looked at all of your posts and pictures. I took some of your ideas and improvised a few of my own. Here's what I came up with. I gained 6' of valuable bench space and gave up 5 sq. ft. of floor space. I can now go to a job anywhere in the shop, and up to 40' out in the yard. I used a 50', 30 amp (10/3) boat shore tie electric cord to power the whole rig. Thanks for the ideas. What do you think?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by rmack898
    Long story short. Thanks for the ideas. What do you think?
    I like it!!!! Looks good, everything fits & "looks like it was made for it"
    I like your benches too!
    Syncrowave 180 SD
    MM185 with 3035 Spool gun
    1971 Roughneck 1e
    Stars-n-Stripes BWE
    Optrel Satellite OSE
    ESAB 875 Plasma Torch
    Lincoln 200SA Diesel
    O/A Set
    Century 250A/C-D/C BuzzBox
    1.5 kVA Spot Welder
    Phoenix Electrode Conditioning Oven

    Professional Auto Mechanic since 1974
    My own shop since 1981

    Cya Frank

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    • #3
      Nice cart. I can relate on the space issue, I have a 14'x21' garage and In the given spaceare the following, Dynasty, Millermatic210, 6'tall toolbox tower, a chemical safety cabinent, a 10' workbench, a 8' workbench, a 3' square welding table, a 10' section of floor to ceiling of shelving, a 4'x 4' section of shelving, a oxyfuel outfit plus a aircompressor mounted in the rafters.

      Oh yea I also park a car in there.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pjseaman
        <snip>plus a aircompressor mounted in the rafters.<snip>
        OK, that deserves more information
        Regards, George

        Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
        Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
        Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

        Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
        Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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        • #5
          Very nicely done.Well thought out.

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          • #6
            Two thumbs up,
            Laurence

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            • #7
              George, More info?

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              • #8
                Looks pretty cool. The safety chains look kinda low though.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pjseaman
                  plus a aircompressor mounted in the rafters.
                  Probably a helluva lot easier to access the daily drain... Why have a big tank taking up valuable floor space? As long as the regulator is where you can reach it, after the postcooler is better anyway, I think this is a great idea!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rmack898
                    George, More info?
                    No your cart is great, thanks ... sorry, I got sidetracked by PJ mounting his compressor in the rafters.
                    Regards, George

                    Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                    Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                    Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                    Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                    Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MAC702
                      Probably a helluva lot easier to access the daily drain... Why have a big tank taking up valuable floor space? As long as the regulator is where you can reach it, after the postcooler is better anyway, I think this is a great idea!
                      Is it ok to have something that vibrates that much mounted in the rafters in a normal garage/shop? My ceiling in the shop/garage is finished so it wouldn't work for me anyway I guess. I think it is a good idea too, what with floor space being a premium in most shops.
                      Regards, George

                      Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
                      Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
                      Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine

                      Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
                      Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter

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