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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:10 PM   #16
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Ok, 42x46=1932"/144=13.416x40.8(weight of 1" steel per ft)=570.4lbs x .65 (price per lb in so cal)=355.81+9%(tx)=$387.84 -50% (used)=$193.91

It's worth 200 bucks LOL



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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #17
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Got the top for 150, I am thinking about adding a fold out top of expanded metal incase in need to support something long, what do you guys think about that? And does anyone have any recommendations on coaster brands?
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Unread 06-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #18
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Got the top for 150, I am thinking about adding a fold out top of expanded metal incase in need to support something long, what do you guys think about that? And does anyone have any recommendations on coaster brands?
Score! Nice piece for the price.

Slats might work better than expanded metal becuase you can replace them.

For casters, go big, this way they can run over the little bits of stuff that fall to the ground. Also poly wheels resist cutting and holding sharp stuff.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #19
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Score! Nice piece for the price.

Slats might work better than expanded metal becuase you can replace them.

For casters, go big, this way they can run over the little bits of stuff that fall to the ground. Also poly wheels resist cutting and holding sharp stuff.
That's a good idea, what thickness do you think would be good for that? It would also be a good place to do my cutting instead of over the plate steel!
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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If you use 2"x1/4" flat bar for the slats spaced every 2-3" will support most anything jeep related. If you want to go one more step, put a sheet metal tray below it to catch slag etc.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #21
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That's a good idea, what thickness do you think would be good for that? It would also be a good place to do my cutting instead of over the plate steel!
probably 1/8" x 1" flat bar and use 1x1x1/8" angle for slat holders, a cutoff saw wheel can be had in 1/8" thick, so cutting the slots for the slats is easier. The slat would sit 1/8" above the slat holder (angle iron) using 1x 1/8 or you could use 3/4" x 1/8" and it would sit 1/8" below the slat holder. Either would be compatible with that awesome 1" plate you have. Go about every 1.5" or maybe 2" and you can use every other one unless it is something heavy and you can add a few to support or even remove some and use floorjack under the area, unless you make a slag tray to catch the slag (dross if you are a plsma guy).

every six months I get to do this to my plasma/oxy table worse now cause I have a water table:







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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #22
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Okay well I just searched my local craigslist and there is a 42 x 72 of 1in plate steel!!! For 300 dollars?!!! I might have to get it, but how strong of a frame will I need to support that much weight?
Sorry it took me so long to reply. All I did was weld 4 inch pipe legs with triangle gussets and 3 inch pipe about 1 foot from the floor connecting the 4 legs. The 1 inch thick top will not bow so you don't need a frame. I'll have to take a picture tomorrow and post it.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #23
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If you use 2"x1/4" flat bar for the slats spaced every 2-3" will support most anything jeep related. If you want to go one more step, put a sheet metal tray below it to catch slag etc.
That works too! My table has 3x3/16" slats every 3", I've had 3" plate on it many times. The slag tray is probably a "gotta have"

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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:59 PM   #24
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Okay guys got the top plate cleaned off looks pretty good, now I'm going to start getting prices on all my materials for the legs frame etc, what thickness should I go for to support the top? Is 1/4 in overkill?
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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #25
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1/4" is what I'd use.
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