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    Cheap welding table

    So we have all seen the nomad folding welding table(hopefully).......................
    ............its a good idea and I like it but it seemed a little flimsy and not to mention the price! one hundred and fifty bucks???? Come on! nono so I took one of those cheap wood craft tables and surprisingly they have a great base to them and took off the wood part and used my HF 4.5 Grinder to take all the paint off were i was going to weld, stuck some square tubing on top as a base for my 2.5' X 2' 1/4 Plate that I stuck on top and unfortunately thats all had time for today I plan on adding some wheels and an under table as well.............it feels real sturdy!! please let me know what you think. applaud
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    Looks good. I wouldn't put too much weight on the edges though.
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    Thats what I thought to so I tested it by sitting on the edge (I weigh 180lbs) and the thing is like a rock. Thanks for the advise
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    Looks very sturdy,may want to think about using exspanded metal for top suface to make a little more portable
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    Your bench

    Really creative. I like it alot.
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    hf drillpress, and files! and pliers! and hammers! and and - OK, whew, got that out of my system!
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    Thanks Strube1369 I appreciate it im having trouble puting the wheels on the bottom because I keep on blowing through the metal of the work bench.............any ideas?
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    I am a rookie hobby welder so don't know much. I don't know what ya have for a welder, but I have had pretty good luck on thin stuff using my old Lincoln Tombstone arc cranked down to about 60amps with 1/16th" rods. Like I say, I haven't got much experience so I bet one of these knowledgable people can help ya better.
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    Mig: Century 80, Clarke 150EN
    O/A setup
    Lincoln 225 tombstone
    grrrrrinders, bench and ra
    hf drillpress, and files! and pliers! and hammers! and and - OK, whew, got that out of my system!
    Oh yeah: GO BIG RED! (Now one of the 12 members of the Big 10 cuz we left the 10 members of the Big 12)

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    Thanks Strube I think thats going to be the ticket!
    Dustin

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    And a crap load of klien tools rockonicon

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    Your bench

    Hope that helps. Let us know how it goes. You know we love pictures!
    (Retired) professional firefighter. Amateur everything else I try to do...
    and I do some of it with:
    Longevity MIGWELD 140 yeah baby!
    Longevity LP40
    , <------ oh yeah!
    Mig: Century 80, Clarke 150EN
    O/A setup
    Lincoln 225 tombstone
    grrrrrinders, bench and ra
    hf drillpress, and files! and pliers! and hammers! and and - OK, whew, got that out of my system!
    Oh yeah: GO BIG RED! (Now one of the 12 members of the Big 10 cuz we left the 10 members of the Big 12)

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    Looks good to me too. - Have fun with it.

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