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  • KB Fabrications
    started a topic New Welding Table

    New Welding Table

    I haven't been active over here much (usually spend my time over on the Motorsports forum) but I thought this project would fit better here. This is a welding table I just completed after more than a year of having the material and some of the parts. It has a 1/2" x 4' X 4' top, 2" X 2" corner posts, and 1 1/2" stringers. Most of you are probably going to think this was overkill but I have had this design in my head for a while now and wanted to see how it would turn out.

    The first pic is a shot of it all fixtured up and "square" on the platen at one of my client's shop. Welding commences.

    Next is the frame welded up enough to get it off of the platen.

    The next one is of the table, back in my shop, with the casters bolted on and the rest of the welding completed.

    The next pic is the intersteing part of the table design. I strategically placed 16 bushings in the top stringer section of the frame. They will each hold a 5/8" coarse thread bolt that has had the head machined flat. They will all be placed at the same height and then the top will be tacked to each one on two of the opposing hex flats. The idea was that I should be able to get a pretty flat top this way, especially since my plate is cupped approximately 3/16" to 1/4".

    The last shot is of one of the bolt heads, after machining, in the lathe.

    More text and pics to follow.
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    Last edited by KB Fabrications; 02-07-2007, 10:22 PM.

  • SGS Welding
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    Thanks for the bump FK! Nice work KB !

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  • andyman
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    how does the plate stay on the screw heads?

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  • mikeswelding
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    How in the *#@$%@! do some of you guys keep your shops so clean?

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  • m.k.swelding
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    that looks like a good heavy table.

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  • FusionKing
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    Just giving it a bump for the newbies!

    I always thought this was a cool out of the box design. With all the tables and discussions lately I thought ...why not dig this back up?
    Good job KB...and BTW I did build my own as well.

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  • Ultrachop
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    KB,

    I took your advice and built this little tig table out of some 1/2 rusted plate that was given to me and some scrap angle iron expanded metal from the scrap been and some steel wheels off of an old dollie and went back to work.

    I to have visions of a fancy table but for now just needed something to work on that was reasonabley flat, stable and at the right height!

    All you guys inspire me with your inovative designs, keep the photos and suggestions coming!

    Thanks,

    Tim

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  • KB Fabrications
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    I can't believe this thread got resurrected. I haven't done anything to the table since the last time I posted about it. I stay so freaking busy that anything I would like to do to it has just taken a backseat. It's a wonder I even got the thing built in the first place.

    I appreciate the interest and the nice comments but anyone worth their salt could make a table better than this one. I just made it to suit my needs and have dealt with whatever limitaions it has. After all, it's only a table. Now, git to work and make yer own.


    Oh yeah, I got the casters from MSC and IIRC they were around $60 a piece.

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  • ligito
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    Originally posted by Blondie_486 View Post
    Great job on the welding table. You should get quite a few years of service out of it. I think it's great you posted the pics, I'm sure the younger guys will really appreciate the ideas for when they go to make their own tables.

    Blondie
    And some of us older guys.

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  • zondfive
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    New developments

    KB,

    Have you made any changes now that time has passed?

    And where did you get the wheels?

    Thanks

    Z

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  • mike r
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    ALL YOU GUYS MISSED THE REAL AND ONLY FAB TABLE THERE IS. PERIOD.
    THE ACORN PLATEN in the first pic. this table is THE table. although, the one kb built is also nice.

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  • 4sfed
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    Originally posted by KB Fabrications View Post
    The next pic is the intersteing part of the table design. I strategically placed 16 bushings in the top stringer section of the frame. They will each hold a 5/8" coarse thread bolt that has had the head machined flat. They will all be placed at the same height and then the top will be tacked to each one on two of the opposing hex flats. The idea was that I should be able to get a pretty flat top this way, especially since my plate is cupped approximately 3/16" to 1/4".

    Have you considered torch straightening the top before welding it to the leveling jacks?

    Jim

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  • m.k.swelding
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    Nice Job

    Looks like a very well made table.

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  • tomsky
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    Kevin, good work, as usual. Now about that Foster's can.

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  • crawler
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    Kevin,

    Great job and very well thought out. I would not expect any less from you...

    Charles

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