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Shop Welding Tables Also Organize Metal
Kurt Madsen, Theodore, Saskatchewan was tired of storing metal for projects in barrels. “It seemed like I could never find the right piece of metal when I needed it. Leftover pieces went into a barrel and got buried. I often ended up grabbing a new piece when I could not find a scrap that I needed,” says Madsen.
He came up with the idea of building a metal rack for storage and putting a welding table on top. The two tables are made from 36 by 96-in. 3/8-in. steel plate. Madsen mounted a cut-off saw between the two tables. “The tables make it easy to slide metal on top for cutting,” says Madsen.
He built the tables 4 years ago and the design has proven to be a good one. The front of the table has 3 different size slots: 36, 24 and 12 in. apart. The rack under the table holds 10-ft. lengths. Madsen cuts 20-ft. pieces in half to fit in the table.
Madsen spent about $1,000 on his tables using all new materials. Build time was about 20 hrs., with much of that time spent figuring out the best layout. “Like anything, it would take half the time to build another one,” says Madsen.
“I painted them to match the rest of the benches in the shop. If I were to do it again, I would put a few more dividers on the front to keep small pieces from falling sideways. I thought about adding wheels to move it around but the metal would be too much weight.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kurt Madsen, Box 41, Theodore, SK, Canada. S0A 4C0; ph (306-521-0097, kurtmdsn2@gmail.com).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #4