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    After years of welding here and there with minimal organization I decided to build a new shop and a welding corner. Well, I have made progress on the shop including adding additional wiring, installing an exhaust fan and building a welding bench.

    I installed a 3/4 HP Dayton tubeaxial fan above the bench. I hooked it up with a 3-phase motor and a variable speed drive. I cushioned the mounting and added a hood and a shutter system.

    The welding bench is set up on 4 large casters that I had around. It is a 4 x 6 x 1/4"tube frame in the shape of an H. Vertical framing uses 2 1/2" x 3" x 1/8" tubing that I had around the shop. The shelf is 1/8" plate steel and the top is 3/8" plate steel. The projection on the left is removable.

    I have not set up the right side yet as I haven't figured out whether to do a vise or grinder station.

    Anyway, thanks for all the tips and advice on building my project. I still have a lot to do on the adding torch holders, clamp holders and accessories. I might decide to add some cabinet doors as well. I am also working on some crank down feet to stabilize the unit. It rolls too easily on the big casters.

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  • #2
    That is a pretty sweet layout. I really like the table.


    • #3
      B-E-A-U-TIFUL!!!! Nice to have that much room!!!!
      I'm jealous!!!!!!!!!! Have fun with it! Don't forget to show us pics of what you build on that thing!!!
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      • #4
        very cool. great welding space ya got there.
        thanks for the help
        hope i helped
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        • #5
          Very nice

          A unique design that looks effective. So, you mean you can remove the surface and support for the L extension... but I'm guessing that the caster remains, on an extended leg as on the right? Yeah, I'd keep a vice or grinder in place on that right side, or you be trippin'.


          • #6
            awesome table one of my favorites ive seen

            how does that esab work for ya ???
            Last edited by welderman23; 02-21-2008, 08:26 PM.
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            • #7
              SWEEEEEEET!!! I like the ventilation. I think the anvil is the perfect hight! you don't wan't it to be to high, makes it easier to swing down low.
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              • #8
                i might even have to steal yer design
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                • #9
                  Hey good job there. Nice ,bright & well laid out. Table looks tough as well too. Keep us posted with some of your projects. And don't forget we like pics. Enjoy your shop.
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                  • #10
                    Some Corrections

                    You are right about the surface not being attached. I figure that it would work well for a variety of inserts. I was going to do one for a cutting table with a drawer but think now I will limit it to some jigs and a firebrick insert.

                    I think now that I am going to bolt on most of my accessories to give me some more flexibility.

                    The anvil is just sitting there now. I will probably put it on a wood base. I was going to put a pedestal on it for the anvil and other attachments but figured the project had gone long enough and I would work on future attachments as I figured things out.

                    The esab is new to me. My last one that I sold with a business was an Airco which I believe was made by Miller. It is going to take a bit of time to really get used to it.


                    • #11
                      Looks very nice and organized. Now show us where you'll actually be doing the welding.
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                      • #12
                        Welding space

                        I made it so that I can roll it out more into an open space. I worked with a fixed bench before but was always working on something that did not fit.

                        I am sure it is going to get its character nicks and dings but I thought that I would preserve the flatness as long as I could to help in layout.

                        I have a paint booth that I put down cheap 1/2" plywood as a floor cover. One tip from the people on this forum was to use plywood to keep the floor from being destroyed. It worked in the paint booth and hopefully it will work on my new epoxy floor.

                        I have an older beat up cutting table that I will probably leave alone and use for the rough work. It is on casters too.

                        Anyway, I found out years ago that if you paint something up you tend to respect it a bit more. Sounds good to start up with, anyway.



                        • #13
                          Very clever mounting the anvil right there. Do you know what brand of anvil it is?


                          • #14

                            I don't know what brand it is, only that it was my dad's and probably his dad's. Where is a brand marked?

                            The anvil is just sitting there looking for a place. I was thinking about raising it up on a block of wood or mounting it independently on its own.



                            • #15
                              well I was fixing to ask the same Ques. if you really want to get a copy of anvils in america. Sometimes on sides and it just depends what kind it is . How heavy is it?

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