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Old 06-18-2018, 02:15 PM
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I'm going to build myself a 3'X6' welding/jig table. It'll also have extensions. I went to the steel store today and picked up a bunch of steel and some extras today. Fun place! But it's so expensive and you can hardly find used stuff any more.





I'm going to be using a table I bought on an online local auction. I used my new utility trailer to pick it up.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:20 PM
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I think it was originally a transmission teardown table. It has a sloping top and center drain. 55 gallon drum fits underneath.
OK for $40.



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Nothin' like havin' a good welding table! There's a good used steel place in Houston with all kinds of crazy scrap pieces but sadly not out here where I am now. I was surprised how little the steel I bought locally for my frame was though... 24' (2"x3" 3/16") @ 2.02/ft = $48.48!

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Wow. The last time I bought used steel it was .50 cents a pound.
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I bought the table from a closed auto shop so I'm assuming the table was for disassembling transmissions. The top drains to the center where there is a whole.



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That'll make a good welding table when you're done.
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Wow. The last time I bought used steel it was .50 cents a pound.
There is a place about a 1/2 hr from me that is $1 a pound but discount for cash. That is going to make a great welding table. Jim
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Fine buy!
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Got the cut pieces, drops and long stock pieces. I really should have bought 2 sticks of 2X3 just in case.



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Got the top cut off and set the the rails using 3" 3/16" tube.
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