– What's going on everybody. Welcome to another video. This one, I have a little
bit of a unique problem that I personally have
that I need to solve. I guess I'll just show it to you. It's probably gonna be easier
to explain if I just show it. So right here is a one inch
thick 25 by 25 piece of steel that I bought to do stainless TIG art on. I've done a couple of
stainless TIG arts in the past. It's something that's really fun to do. It also works really
good, live streaming it. So I've done a couple of
those live streams already, and I want to do more. The problem is this thing is
really hard to move by myself. That's why I have it on
this cart right here, and I can kind of slide
it on and off my table. But this thing, here look, I don't think this thing wants
to hold this too much longer. So in today's video, I'm gonna build a special cart slash table that I can roll this around.
Slide it onto this table, slide it onto a future
table that I have planned and also might function as
its own standalone table. I have an idea for how I want it to look. I need it to be able
to move around easily. I want it to possibly function
as its own standalone table where I could weld right on top of it. I want it to be able
to replace that piece. Since you do have to weld the
stainless plates down to it and then cut them off every time, eventually this will wear out, or I might want to flip it over. So it needs to be able
to have that function. Like I said, it needs to move. So it needs to have wheels. And instead of doing
four wheels with locks, I'm gonna do two wheels. This is kinda what I'm thinking.
If right here is the piece of steel. So that's the plate. We'll build some kind of a
track that this can slide into. And then four legs. I have three inch steel, so we'll go like this, just like a normal table
and put a wheel down here. But on this side, do just a regular leg. And then over here, some kind of a handle. Now with the wheel over
here and the solid leg here, when the table is sitting on
the ground, it can't move. But if you lift up on the handle, you can move the table around. Now, right now, we're just
on this flimsy little cart that pretty much just
holds my TIG welding rod. Right now the height is right at 39 inches to the top of this. I have future plans for
a new welding table, and I think I've settled
on a 40 inch top on it. So in case I do want this
to be able to slide easily onto that one, I need to build this at 40 inches to the bottom of this plate.
Making the top of this one 41 inches. So I think that's what I'm gonna go with. Back here I have some
three by three square steel and what we're going to use to pretty much build the entire thing, maybe besides the handle. So let's get cutting that up now. So I mapped everything out here for as far as the pieces that I need. In the beginning I said
the total tabletop height will be 41 inches. And I have mentioned I'm
gonna start using metrics. So that's 104.14 centimeters. (machine runs) okay well, it might be about time for a new saw because like what's happened to me before the back of the saw hits the
tubing when it's too tall, cutting a 45. I'll be able to cut my straight
90s with the saw still. But as you can see on one side I got about almost all the way through and the other side pretty close too.
So I'm going to have to finish
it off with a ziz wheel. You can't just flip it
and put it back in there because my saw only
rotates to 45 the one way, it does not go this way. So when you're like this,
you're like obviously like this, but if you flip this whole thing over, then this one is still
gonna be on the bottom and this one will still be on the top.
It just doesn't work. (saw runs) So I noticed when I threw
the square on there, that my saw was already starting
to cut a little crooked. And since this isn't that thick of steel, I think it's about 83,000, which is 2.11 millimeters,
somewhere around there. I'm just gonna cut the rest
of these 45 degrees by hand. I think I have three more of them. And then I'll cut off the
90s with the saw over there and then we'll have all of
our three by threes cut up. (saw runs) Okay all the main components are cut. Now I just have to have to debur them and start fitting them together.
(upbeat music) Now we're ready for the part
I've kind of been avoiding because my saw does not cut straight unless you're cutting the very first cut on a brand new blade. And then the rest of this
stuff, I cut by hand. I don't know we'll see. I'm gonna have to do a lot
of fit up I would guess. I'm going to start with the sides. You can see it's gonna
be like this, like this and this one will go in between. Well, this one actually fits pretty good. So hopefully the rest
of them are like that. (machine runs) So this is what I was talking about. The two different height legs.
This one is a little bit shorter to allow room for the caster. And then this one is gonna
have the adjustable bolt to make up for any leveling differences. And then these are all the
cross pieces that'll go in here and then connect each side to each other. (machine runs) All right, now that
both the sides are done, it's time to weld in all the cross braces. So there'll be one going
here, one going here, down there, down there, and then one here and one here.
If I was smart I would
have tacked these in at the same time I tack the front up to keep this from drawing. That's why on this one, I went
ahead and slid it in here. I didn't have it cleaned
up I got impatient. I wanted to weld it. But yeah, hindsight, next time I do something like this, I'll tack this and to keep
this from drawing together, when you weld these inside corners.
But either way, I have a total of six of
these cross pieces to weld in. So I'm going to do that now. (machine runs) All right now that both
sides are welded up, I just wanted to take a second and pause and think about what I'm going to do next. I'm thinking my best bet is gonna be, taking the four 19 inch pieces. It's a little bit over 48 centimeters, long freak up pieces
they're just like this and figuring out where I'm gonna put them, tacking them, taking
the other complete side, putting it on, tacking it all together, making sure it's all square
and then welding it up.
I think that's gonna be
the best bag going forward. I also wanted to take a second right now and thank this video sponsor,
which is Everlast Welders. Right now, I'm using
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kinds of adjustability has a memory built in. It's overkill for what
we're doing right now on this thin material, but it gives us a lot of
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Thanks again to Everlast
for sponsoring this video. Now let's get to tacking
this stuff altogether. (machine runs) So when I just tacked all these up, I've mentioned before that my saw doesn't quite cut straight, plus I cut some of these by hand. So I knew these weren't perfect. I actually made a whole
video on welding up a little small gap in thin sheet metal. I'll link that up here. It might be up here. It's somewhere up here. And I use that to my advantage right now. I made sure that if they
were gonna be leaning at all, that they were all leaning
towards the center. That way I could tack just a big heavy tack on
the outer edge of all these.
That way when I set this
on here in a second, I know if anything, they're gonna have to lean out. But if it was the other
way and I tack the outside and say they had to lean in, then you're trying to pull the tack up. So now I have a little bit of flexibility. I am probably gonna cause some small gaps by doing it this way, but I just feel like this is
the fastest way to get it done. (machine runs) All right Well, that was
a good bit of welding, but that's all knocked out. The power TIG 255 EXT
handled that all nicely. But moving on, we're going to turn this half
inch bolt into a table leg. It will go on these two longer sections, put a plate on the end, weld the nut then a leg will
be able to thread in and out and have a little bit of
adjustability for uneven floors.
If you wanna see me turn
this into a table leg in a little bit more detail, I made a longer video on that. I'll link it up here, but that's what will go down
here on these longer legs. And then the shorter ones
we need to make a plate for these two wheels. I had a set of caster wheels. One of the caster wheels actually broke. So I just have these
two non turning wheels, which will be perfect for this table.
They will mount right here, the leg down here then we;ll put a handle and you'll be able to lift up the leg side and move the table around
just on these two wheels. So that's how I do next. (machine runs) Okay now my plan is to
slide the big plate on here and slip the tracks up under it, and then tack them down to here. That way it just keeps
everything nice and square. As far as the tracks are concerned, just in case this isn't perfect.
I didn't really clamp
this down when I welded it that if I put a handle on this side, I'll actually be able to
use it like a hand truck. That way I can put the stops
for the slides on this side for when it leans back and I
can bring it up to the table and then slide it off onto the table. (machine runs) There it is. A little purpose built
stainless TIG art welding table.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. Probably do some welding right
at it and see how that works. And then it also has the benefit of being able to slide this piece off onto the main welding table. My current welding table
is a little low for this, but this will line up nicely with a future planned welding table. But now that this is built, I'm definitely gonna be doing
some more of that TIG art.
That's kind of what I
had planned for doing some live streams TIG
art related live streams. I really like chilling
and relaxing and welding and hanging out and talking to chat. So if you're not subscribed
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