Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 98
  1. #31
    Gold Member bearcreek paul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    296
    Location
    by wilkes barre pa
    Tractor
    mitsubishi mt16fd

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Runner
    "No welding table for me unless I happen onto some free plate. I was quoted $267 for the 3/8 this morning. I'm not willing to pay even half that."

    For me, going from welding on the floor to a table was priceless...
    Try your local scrap yard I paid 48.00$ for 2 pieces of 1/2 x12x48.They had street plate but I didn't need it,Plus I would have needed a few friends!!!

  2. #32
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,924
    Location
    NH seacoast & Coos County
    Tractor
    Kioti DK45S

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Quote Originally Posted by dcyrilc View Post
    IMHO that's not overbuilt. You just stole the thoughts for mine out of my head. Mind if I copy your design?
    That's a beautiful bench , but beware of the vise extension. With nearly 12" of overhang over the castor axle it may be subject to unexpected overturn. Similar benches at my work place have the front legs angled forward about 15 degrees. MikeD74T

  3. #33
    Veteran Member dstig1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,204
    Location
    W Wisc
    Tractor
    Kubota L5240 HSTC, (Kubota L3130 HST - sold)

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post
    I looked up a steel weight calculator. 3/8 plate = 183lbs. 1/4 = 122lbs. 1/2" = 244lbs. I have to manhandle it by myself. No forks, lift or hoist unfortunately. I think 3/8 is the most I can do without risk to life, limb, and herniated disk.

    Ian
    Ya gotta a tractor with a loader...
    -Dave

    "Being a pessimist is great. You can't lose. Either you end up being right...or you are pleasantly surprised."

    L5240HST, QA, 824 Loader, 48" Forks, 48" Grapple, rear blade, box blade, landscape rake, Ancient Farmi Skidding winch
    Trailer - 10k/16' twin axle w/elec brakes
    2005 F250 5.4V8(3V) 3.73/4wd tow vehicle

  4. #34
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,048
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Tractor
    Tractorless :(

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Yea, but it's no good inside my little shop. Would help getting it from the truck to the shop though.

    A co-worker of mine is checking a scrap yard that is over in his neck of the woods for a plate that will work.

    Ian
    Everlast PowerArc200

  5. #35
    Platinum Member rjmack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    599
    Location
    cariboo wagon rd
    Tractor
    GC2410 May 4/10, mf10 (2)

    Default Re: Welding Table

    i bought a table with legs already welded onto it. not the greatest table, but i thought the price was reasonable.

    approx $.80/lbs 5 years ago
    2009 mf gc2410
    1970 mf10 power wheel barrow
    1968 mf10 riding mower

    __________________________________________________ ______________

  6. #36
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,048
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Tractor
    Tractorless :(

    Default Re: Welding Table

    I remember getting a penny a pound for scrap iron when I was a kid. I figured out real quick to stick with aluminum cans and forget the steel. Seems times have changed a bit.

    Ian
    Everlast PowerArc200

  7. #37
    Super Member mjncad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,114
    Location
    In the civilized First World
    Tractor
    A couple

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post
    I looked up a steel weight calculator. 3/8 plate = 183lbs. 1/4 = 122lbs. 1/2" = 244lbs. I have to manhandle it by myself. No forks, lift or hoist unfortunately. I think 3/8 is the most I can do without risk to life, limb, and herniated disk.

    Ian
    Well, I was going to suggest renting an engine hoist; since the table is now out of the question, my suggestion is moot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Runner View Post
    "No welding table for me unless I happen onto some free plate. I was quoted $267 for the 3/8 this morning. I'm not willing to pay even half that."

    For me, going from welding on the floor to a table was priceless...
    No kidding! The more back trouble one has, the more one appreciates not having to contort one's self like a Chinese acrobat.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

  8. #38
    Super Member dcyrilc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,490
    Location
    Woodinville, Washington
    Tractor
    John Deere 2240 MFWD

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post
    I remember getting a penny a pound for scrap iron when I was a kid. I figured out real quick to stick with aluminum cans and forget the steel. Seems times have changed a bit.

    Ian
    Not that many years ago (right before the Chineese started building 3 rivers dam) scrap steel was $2/ton. Now it's over $200/ton. Indeed, times have changed.
    Cyril

    JD 2240 MFWD (with duels now)
    145 FEL, 8ft Rear blade (now I need a 12ft blade)



  9. #39
    Veteran Member weldingisfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,564
    Location
    West Bell County, Texas
    Tractor
    Mahindra 4500 4WD w/FEL, and Scotts S2048 lawn tractor

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post
    No welding table for me unless I happen onto some free plate. I was quoted $267 for the 3/8 this morning. I'm not willing to pay even half that.

    oh well, was a good idea for a few minutes.
    Ian
    Haywire, keep checking the scrapyards. I picked up a 4 X 8 X 3/8 piece last September for $195.00. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/w...ble-build.html
    Runner had it right when he said, "For me, going from welding on the floor to a table was priceless...__________________Runner "
    Don't give up on your idea and good luck.

  10. #40
    Platinum Member rjmack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    599
    Location
    cariboo wagon rd
    Tractor
    GC2410 May 4/10, mf10 (2)

    Default Re: Welding Table

    Not that many years ago (right before the Chineese started building 3 rivers dam) scrap steel was $2/ton. Now it's over $200/ton. Indeed, times have changed.
    if i was to find a place that would sell me a nice flat 4x6 or 5x8 piece of 3/4 plate for the price of scrap, i would grab it in some small portion of a split second.
    2009 mf gc2410
    1970 mf10 power wheel barrow
    1968 mf10 riding mower

    __________________________________________________ ______________

Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Welding Table
    By Runner in forum Welding
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 03-17-2014, 08:16 PM
  2. welding table
    By Chain Bender in forum Welding
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-26-2011, 07:56 PM
  3. New Welding/Shop Table Ideas
    By MRCONCDID in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 01-13-2010, 02:46 PM
  4. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-11-2008, 02:24 AM
  5. feedback on HF AD welding helmet
    By Soundguy in forum Welding
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 10-09-2006, 05:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.