Olivero wrote:Well. You could also do some stitch welds on the plate to the table, then when done, cut it off and grind the welds down. I have heard of that working really well.
This only contains distortion until you cut it loose. The shrinkage occurred anyway. Every heard a tack go "SNAP" half-way through a weld? Why did it do that? Because welding metal affects it in some substantial ways.