Just when it seems like I've already made every useful gadget I'll ever need I make a welding table. No more crawling around on the cement floor for me. Ha! Now, what else is there to make??? A spaceship. . .
Sure. I can get exact dimensions for you in the morning (ran out to the shop) but can say that it stands 32 1/2" tall. The casters are 3" and are rated 150lbs each. The legs and frame around the top are 3" X 1 1/2" rectangular tubing 3/16" thick. Not sure what you mean about how it is welded. The braces across the bottom are 1 1/2"" square tubing 3/16" thick. The top is 2" angle 3/16" thick. The materials are left over from an ATV Lift I recently completed. I didn't have this nice work space to clamp things down so I used strong magnets to hold things while I tacked. This welding table will allow me to insert clamps thru the top so I can hold parts down while I weld. Nice. I bet the table is around 4 or 500 lbs. I can't lift it anymore since adding the top. Had to use my homemade tractor bucket forks to move it around. Not sure how much it will hold but then I wouldn't think I would be building a battle ship on it.Looks interesting. Looks like something worth considering, but then I’ve got one more thing taking up floor space. Looks like you do more welding than I intend to do, but.… Just a few questions that came to mind.
I think you are asking how I joined the horizontal rectangular tubing to the vertical legs. Yes, butt welded to the legs both on the front and back and the 2 end pieces as well. I always grind my welds smooth.Did you weld the corner tubes on the outside and grind flat?
Welcome. I think this is a link to the lift: (9) ATV Lift | My Tractor ForumI saw the lift in your picture and was curious about it. Looks good as well. If I make a table, it will likely be much lighter duty and I’ve been doing the cement floor trick too and I too am getting too old for much of that. That’s why I ask about yours. Thanks for all the details.
I like running 6013 rod on my AC225 Tombstone. It's really easy to make your welds look good with it. Below is a receiver hitch adapter I fabbed for my 3pt hitch a couple weeks ago. What rod are you running?Thanks. I'm not a trained welder. Using an AC 225 Lincoln. I think it is hard to make nice welds with AC. So, I grind and file my welds.
I've been using 6011 rods. I'll try 6013's next go-round. Thanks.I like running 6013 rod on my AC225 Tombstone. It's really easy to make your welds look good with it. Below is a receiver hitch adapter I fabbed for my 3pt hitch a couple weeks ago. What rod are you running?