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Posted on Any woodworkers also work with metal and have something to protect their workbench?

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#1 posted 10-18-2018 11:17 PM

I have a really rough bench made out out 2X4 screwed together and I weld on that, I also do things like change the lawnmower blades and rough carpentry tasks (like I just screw stuff to it instead of clamps). But I have a separate bench for fine woodworking, I have never been able to come up with a solution for this other than 2 tables. Im sure there is something you could do but I dont think its worth it.

One thing I will do when welding is prop my object up on other pieces of scrap metal or scrap wood so it wont burn the table, this usually is a necessity anyways to get what you want welded square.

- squazo

I hear ya. My wife gets on my case about taking up too much garage space, even if my router table is out too long( i usually break it down and store it when not in “use”). Was thinking of trying to make a sort of metal working “moxon” vise. Like a sheet of steel with some angle iron runners and perhaps a lightwight metal vise. Just seeing if anyone has come up woth something. Still won’t help with longer pieces like this 7’ tall etagere bookcase i’ll be welding up soon. I’ll be righing that up pn the floor to weld.

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