Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Get 500+ homemade tool plans, tool build guides, ebooks, and much more.

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: My Welding Table

  1. #11
    Supporting Member Crusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dry Gulch, Tx
    Posts
    508
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 487 Times in 211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Crusty's Tools
    I can tell you for a fact that a filled 125 cu ft Argon bottle costs $304 out the door. I sometimes see used bottle sets in San Antonio fairly reasonable but when I try to find out exactly what's imprinted on the collars and the last test dates they always seem to get elusive and flaky so buh bye and good luck.

    That reminds me - I'd almost forgotten about living in West Texas and how it wasn't unusual to drive 90 miles to see a movie and then 90 back afterwards. After I stopped pushin' Petes and KWs around the continent I don't want to go anywhere.
    45 Best Harbor Freight Tool Modifications

    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

  2. #12
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,049
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    500+ Homemade Tool Plans

    If buying used cylinders I would look to an auction but the test date is very important less than 12 years since the last date or pass it by. the collar name is not as important as long as you have the auction receipt you can get them exchanged at most any gas supply just have to sign a couple of papers. the little 125 Cf Argon or Oxygen and the 98 Act are all considered customer owned by most gas supply houses so they don't' say much if anything when you bring 1 in for exchange especially if you have regularly done trade with them for a while.
    I have 3 Praxair 300 cf oxygen cylinders I need to get put into their system their store is still 75 miles away but they have a delivery route to the feed store here in town only 14 miles from me the problem is they are old enough that I have to have them hydro'ed either 50 or 75 bucks each. if they fail I'm out that much cash.
    Forge Build Guide

    Last edited by Frank S; 08-11-2019 at 01:29 AM.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  3. #13
    Supporting Member Crusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dry Gulch, Tx
    Posts
    508
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 487 Times in 211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Crusty's Tools
    I just put my table to actual use this morning and I can see that it's gonna improve my life. I made a box to house the DC components that're part of my Horror Freight welder conversion (the welder is too full for them to fit so another box was needed) out of red steel building purlins. I believe this is the first time that I've ever made a welded steel box that wasn't warped when I was finished.

    My Welding Table-dc-box.jpg
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

  4. #14
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,049
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    I just put my table to actual use this morning and I can see that it's gonna improve my life. I made a box to house the DC components that're part of my Horror Freight welder conversion (the welder is too full for them to fit so another box was needed) out of red steel building purlins. I believe this is the first time that I've ever made a welded steel box that wasn't warped when I was finished.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DC box.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	30.1 KB 
ID:	30692
    Isn't it amazing how much better things fit up and stay in place when you have a solid work surface to start out from
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  5. #15
    Supporting Member Crusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dry Gulch, Tx
    Posts
    508
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 487 Times in 211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Crusty's Tools
    That's the fact Jack!
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

  6. #16
    Supporting Member Crusty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dry Gulch, Tx
    Posts
    508
    Thanks
    154
    Thanked 487 Times in 211 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Crusty's Tools
    I scored another free microwave oven yesterday and later made the second choke needed using the transformer core from it. Today I filled that box with the homemade chokes and a massive bridge rectifier and wired it all with welding cable to some Dinse jacks to bring the connections outside. Made some side cover plates from the microwave oven cover panel and screwed them to the box and the DC box for my Horror Freight welder conversion is a done deal. Tomorrow I'll rewire the welder so that I can plug jumper cables into more Dinse jacks to change between AC and DC welding. I'm gainin' on it.


    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 500+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •