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Posted: 11/1/2009 2:45:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 2:48:48 PM EST by dallasfromdallas]
I'm having a hell of a time finding a sturdy work bench for the shop. I've tried craigslist. Actually going to look at one in Spring tomorrow, but I'm not sure it's going to work. Need something at least 5'x3'. At least 3.5' tall would be great. I've looked at all the big box hardware stores and came up with nothing but crap. I also need something that I could bolt or weld casters to if it doesn't already have them. Anyone know any fabricators with decent pricing or a place I've not thought to look? Thanks in advance.

ETA: location added
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 2:58:03 PM EST
You might try searching for a welding table. I made a couple from 3/16 plate, wish I had used heavier, used some 2" tube and angle for the legs. 4 - 500lb cast iron casters for wheels. Pretty easy to weld up yourself.

I got the plate at a regular steel yard, I just walked in and asked for some "drop" plate. Got some 3'x4' pieces for $40.

I'd offer to help, but I'm in Dallas.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:26:21 PM EST
Why don't you call a flamecutting company and have them cut you a table top to your liking. Say, something like 60" x 36" x 1/2" then weld some legs to it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:16:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 4:21:41 PM EST by ns2002]
http://www.globalindustrial.com/c/work-benches/systems

In the past, we've ordered our benches from Global Industrial if you don't want to fabricate one yourself.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:09:56 PM EST
I built one out of a 3' x 6'8" solid wood door. Used the knob holes for cords to pass through. I have a 6" heavy shop vise bolted to it. Solid as a rock. Bought the door for $25 as damaged. Weld on it all the time.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:10:07 AM EST
there's a big steel shop on 290 outbound around telge exit.
actually i've been thinking about asking them to make me a swinging target but first i need to check prices on the ones offered in shotgun news.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:58:13 PM EST






DallasfromDallas gets first dibs after he says yeah or nay if anyone else is interested holler at me. No I'm not selling it but I know where its sitting.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 1:53:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By MaNiAc55:
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww181/MaNiAc-Photos/Table/2009-11-02165037.jpg

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww181/MaNiAc-Photos/Table/2009-11-02165109.jpg

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww181/MaNiAc-Photos/Table/2009-11-02165118.jpg

DallasfromDallas gets first dibs after he says yeah or nay if anyone else is interested holler at me. No I'm not selling it but I know where its sitting.


Just saw this. Thanks a bunch for the tip. IM inbound.
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