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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby Poland308 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:35 pm

I'm in the same boat. Been looking at 10x20 lathes and every time I need it I try to find room.but I've already got both vehicles outside. Plus I'll have to ad AC. Can't let stuff like that rust. Already started priming the wife last summer told her I needed a bigger shop with good power. Close to home but not visible from the house. Then I'd have room for the Hossfeld bender and a mill. And a 4ft sheer. And a 200 lb anvil. And a small forge. And an over head crain with an anchor system in the floor. And a small plaz table.
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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby Farmwelding » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:02 pm

Poland308 wrote:I'm in the same boat. Been looking at 10x20 lathes and every time I need it I try to find room.but I've already got both vehicles outside. Plus I'll have to ad AC. Can't let stuff like that rust. Already started priming the wife last summer told her I needed a bigger shop with good power. Close to home but not visible from the house. Then I'd have room for the Hossfeld bender and a mill. And a 4ft sheer. And a 200 lb anvil. And a small forge. And an over head crain with an anchor system in the floor. And a small plaz table.

I know that whole system with rust on equipment. We have a mammoth dehumidifier on my school shop. When they updated the HVAC system they neglected to route it into the shop. Wisconsin summers are humid as hell so everything gets coated in a 1/8" of grease. That is one hell of a big anvil at 200 lbs. That shop you want is gonna be nice with the crane, shear, benders, machining tools. Hope your wife sees it your way. Remind the car would be back in the garage especially during the winter months in Iowa.
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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby ex framie » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:12 pm

Nice work Anders.

The rest of you blokes need to look up Boyles law (of sheds), roughly stated as;

"The amount of equipment, tools,toys,crap will always expand to take up all available space"

You're doomed and will never have enough room.

I too am a victim of this evil, insidious physical law. :roll:
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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby One of a kind » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:52 pm

Nice job and project design. How much do you estimate if can hold, maybe 50 to 75 lbs? That's enough for many jobs.
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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby AndersK » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:26 pm

Had my welder on it, that's 46 lbs, no worries

Maybe try sitting on it but 207 lbs might be asking for trouble :lol:
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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:49 pm

AndersK wrote:Had my welder on it, that's 46 lbs, no worries

Maybe try sitting on it but 207 lbs might be asking for trouble :lol:

Dang...I have at least 46lbs of shit on my table that shouldn't be there that I am too lazy to put away. I think welding tables should be rated by how much unnecessary stuff you can pile on them plus whatever project you are trying to fit on it :lol:
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Re: Small portable welding table

Postby One of a kind » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:54 pm

AndersK wrote:Had my welder on it, that's 46 lbs, no worries

Maybe try sitting on it but 207 lbs might be asking for trouble :lol:


Looks like you struck a good balance between portability and strength,it should serve you well for a very long time.
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