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Old 08-04-2019, 07:46 PM
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Decided the 3/8" warped plate wasn't going to cut it anymore so I did one from 1" plate. Drilled 49 holes in it and really liked the design. I decided to build another one with 112 holes and sell the 49 hole design. Both were 48x48" after I sent them through the water jet process.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:48 PM
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Here is the second design that I did. I kept this one and really like it so far.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:32 PM
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Nice! I have a 4'x6' piece of 1" steel for my fab table and want to drill it out with 5/8" holes too, but it has a good sized bend in it and I'm not sure if I should just get another top or not...

What size holes did you go with?
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:36 PM
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bet you created a pile of dross !!! nice top

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Old 08-05-2019, 05:26 AM
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What size holes did you go with?
I drilled 5/8" holes. How bad is the bend? Could you have it heat treated and ground cost efficiently?
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:40 AM
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bet you created a pile of dross !!! nice top

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This was the 49 hole cleanup
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:10 AM
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I'm going to ask it. Why the holes?

I have a 4x8x1" table which has holes for a vice, and that's it for the last 25 years. I guess it would let the berries and slag chips fall through, but I sweep them off.
Then I thought hold down things? nah, I tack weld to the table and grind the bump off after.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:14 AM
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I'm going to ask it. Why the holes? Then I thought hold down things? nah, I tack weld to the table and grind the bump off after.

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Old 08-05-2019, 08:28 AM
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I'll admit it. It's not a lathe, it's welding.
Oh dear, there's a 1/16" gap at that joint There will now be 100% penetration.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:50 AM
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I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps, where you weld the shoe to the plate, use the clamp, then cut the shoe off and buff up the plate, when your done with it.
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