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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget View Post
    Looks like a great start. I sure hope you didn't have to buy that stainless, it must be expensive.
    You would be surprised what kind metal and metal things that can be purchased at a scrap metal yard. They have stuff set aside that they bought at scrap price, then sell for a small profit.

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    I hope to start welding this up this week. I know it looks a little rough right now.

  3. #23
    Looks pretty slick but I think I'd have some outriggers for stability. Looks like you have a narrow base supporting the wider table top. Maybe it's just the way it looks in the photo but you can't be too safe especially with a heavy top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget View Post
    Looks pretty slick but I think I'd have some outriggers for stability. Looks like you have a narrow base supporting the wider table top. Maybe it's just the way it looks in the photo but you can't be too safe especially with a heavy top.
    Agreed.
    But it's a great start.
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  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget View Post
    Looks pretty slick but I think I'd have some outriggers for stability. Looks like you have a narrow base supporting the wider table top. Maybe it's just the way it looks in the photo but you can't be too safe especially with a heavy top.
    Good point. Definitely don't want it falling over. I love the height adjustment!
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

  6. #26
    Took the advice and made the table top smaller. It will now be 24"x36". Took about an hour to cut through 36" of 1/2" stainless. Having fun, isn't that what it's all about.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Retired View Post
    Took the advice and made the table top smaller. It will now be 24"x36". Took about an hour to cut through 36" of 1/2" stainless. Having fun, isn't that what it's all about.
    It better be about having fun or I've got all of this equipment (OK, not nearly as much as some of you) and raw material for the WRONG reasons! LOL
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

  8. #28
    X2 I have some equipment but usually no raw materials around though.

    Does the top wobble? If so maybe add set bolts to the larger square tubing to clamp down on the smaller square tubing after you set the height?
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  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by 87slosohc View Post
    X2 I have some equipment but usually no raw materials around though.

    Does the top wobble? If so maybe add set bolts to the larger square tubing to clamp down on the smaller square tubing after you set the height?
    Great idea! My guess, though, is that it doesn't wobble ....
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    Great idea! My guess, though, is that it doesn't wobble ....
    Can't see the picture to well on my phone to see the attachment point for the end of the ram so wasn't sure. I've never had tight tolerances fitting two tubes together though and that little bit of rocking or wobble would bug me.
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