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Old 06/28/2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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Welding/Metal table ?'s

To preface my questions, I'm building a welding table, it will be 3' high (already cut the legs) and I don't do a lot of welding or metal work just hobby stuff and I need a place to mount my vice and a bench grinder. I have some scrap metal for the legs and braces which is heavy stuff so it will work perfect. I have to buy the plate so the minimum without being a pain is what I want here and I'm not limited on space in the shop, I have plenty of room.

Now on to my questions;

Suggestions on depth, I'm thinking 3' 6"
Suggestions on length, I'm thinking 4' to 5'
Suggestions on thickness of plate for the top?
Any other suggestions?

I realize it's not rocket science but I'd like to get some input on what you guys have experienced? Thanks for any advice.

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Old 06/30/2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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are you talking about a platen table?? This is the shit! I have used these for years to dog stuff down and keep stuff flat and true!

http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=46008
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Old 06/30/2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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That's much more $$ than I was planning, I have some scrap channel iron that I've cut for the legs and now I'm deciding what size to cut the rest and make a frame for the legs then I'm going to put a 1/2" plate on top, more to have a place to grind, put my vice and mount a bench grinder. Now if you have a couple of spare platen tables I'll certainly come take one off your hands. ;-)

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