Thread: Welding bench
As my epic build is almost finished and now occupies the whole garage, i have to tidy things up and make me a shed in front of it and most importantly a good working and welding bench. For future builds :-). I am tired of welding on the floor.
So after all day looking at welding benches i came up now with this.
Made from UPN100 /top and 100x100x3 rest . There will be some small extras not seen . All boxes/???/ shown are IKEA metal / 30euros each /6 drawers. I have one, its great. One by one will add them in the future.
All UPN slats will be bolted via M8 allen screws, small details made on the lathe or mill and welded so the screw fits there. the Slats change of place allows a great versatility so that all can expand to 2800mm if needed for a job
Not shown but there will be a kind of 1mm sheet so no crap goes down over the MIG, TiG ,Plasma and grinders .
What you say? How it looks . Any ideas.
Top will be 100kg, box will be 15 meters so more or less 250kg all of it empty, so ~250euro plus C02 and mig wire. I could may be even spend some 50euro more for 10mm plate and make all bolted together, so if needed could be disassembled easily, so total will be 350 euro if made like all included.
I could have made the top from UPN 60, same spacing /57mm/ and could save 40kg by that, but seems not worth it
Will make some contraptions for the dry Cut off saw, and similar to be mounted at side and table to be on the level with material cut.
PS. Will be on wheels /casters
Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 09-04-2015 at 09:14 PM.
Well, said and done.
Key point being that used M8 nuts to solder below level to hold the M6 screws. So more or less it was -Design, Cut, Weld, Paint, Put together process.
~300kg of steel, ~300euro the build, much more time than expected, more or less a whole week, doing it without helper.
I am very happy with the result. Hope you like it too!
Started using it right away. No more soldering on the floor.
Some pictures bellow of the process:
steel for the table and the shed/shadow/ in front of my garage
i knew i need a welding bench ... to make my welding bench
some more of that, managed to weld the bottom very straight.
half done but still very useful, no other way to drill all those holes alone, even for example on big pillar drill
42C today, WTF, its only 15th of may
some painting, the black one is Temp resistant, the brown red is ..cheap anti oxide
when i have the cash i still need 5 of these from Ikea so i could keep more stuff there. By the result is very straight top as you could see :-)
The metal sheet is to keep the s--t from dropping down, painted in temp resistant paint.
Side view, still not finished but some additional stuff like magnet holders and so on...
Have you thought of checking ebay for the filing cabinets?
Over here there are loads of people selling them for 99p because they just want someone to come and collect them.
It was like that here before the crysis. Now people search in the bins and sell them on boot sale for prices similar to new, and i am not talking about immigrants like me, i am talking Spanish people.
You wont believe it but Spanish try to sell all second hand stuff for prices like new. I dont know who buys it but its some national stupidity. Yesterday was looking for second hand serious plunge router for my wife's father, something 1/2 and more than 2000W, like some Makitas, so if new is 360 euro in shop they want second hand in yellow pages 300.
Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 12-07-2015 at 04:02 PM.
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