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SteveH1 8th June 2015 09:48 PM

Hi All
My book came today :)
Just had a quick flick through but doesnt seen to be much about the chassis table

Like how many legs did people put on there bench.
And what height did people build their bench at.

vmax1974 8th June 2015 11:33 PM

Hi I built my table about 900mm high and 4 legs make the top from the thickest sheet of ply you can get and still brace the underside to eliminate the chance of it sagging time spent bracing and getting it right will save massive headaches later

good luck

Rosco 9th June 2015 07:44 AM

Good luck mate!

CTWV50 9th June 2015 10:34 AM

Pick your wood carefully as getting a straight piece will save you time planing and truing. 1" thick MDF as a table top is my recommendation but don't get it wet. Also use lots of wood glue.

Badger 9th June 2015 08:35 PM

I'd be tempted to keep your eyes open for a steel tubular table or something similar and clamp the wood on top - alternatively make the top of the table only and mount it on steel trestles.
The reason for this is that once the chassis is made and tacked strongly together it is very useful to be able to get at it from all angles at a reasonable height.

Here's my build table (and the project before my Roadster):

RichardH 11th June 2015 07:30 AM

i went to a local salvage place dealing in office furniture, i bought three school tables like you would find at primary school, about 4'x2' , they have 25mm box section legs then i bolted 4x2 timber along both sides then sheeted with ply over the top. now i am further on i took out the middle table for working on the engine area and the front and rear is still supported on the other two tables

SteveH1 20th September 2015 08:56 PM

So i got my table built a few weeks ago and decided to put adjustable legs on it as the floor in my shed is rubbish
Untitled by stephen harborne, on Flickr

Untitled by stephen harborne, on Flickr

SteveH1 20th September 2015 09:06 PM

I got my welder during the week its a Swp redline 210
I got it as a package including gas and wire for 750 euro.
i assembled it and it seemed a bit cheap like typical chinese stuff but to my surprise it welded really well

First welds by stephen harborne, on Flickr
The first welds
First welds by stephen harborne, on Flickr

Welder by stephen harborne, on Flickr
The welder

SteveH1 20th September 2015 09:15 PM

So i havnt got my steel yet i will be ordering it tomorrow
But i had some 3 inch angle iron so i started to make a bench for my vice

Vice and bench by stephen harborne, on Flickr

Then i stripped down the vice as its old and looked a bit worse for wear
i then took a wire brush to it

Vice and bench by stephen harborne, on Flickr

Vice and bench by stephen harborne, on Flickr

Just needs to be painters up now

K4KEV 20th September 2015 10:01 PM

Way to go Steve ....as good as any of our kick off's.

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