|Forum topic by builtinbkyn||posted 01-05-2016 06:53 PM||362 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-05-2016 06:53 PM
Last night I cut and glued up the top for my outfeed table. Was contemplating what type of leg support I was going to use. Heading to the shop this morning, I figured I’d pick up some square tubing and go from there once I got to the shop. Stopped at HD to pick them up and then drove my normal route. I remembered driving past a small ironworks each day and saw the garage door open so I stopped. Man the shop was out of another era. I asked the guy if he had time to weld a few plates to some pipe I had in the truck. He was happy to oblige.
It was iffy for about 5 minutes as the poor guy was having issues with his electric service for his arc welder. I stood there watching as he jammed a screw driver into the disconnect switch to get contact and have the machine fire up. I was just hoping he wouldn’t electrocute himself in my presence, but I guess what ever he was doing is somewhat of a ritual as he cursed in Spanish and blamed “his guys” for messing things up. LOL Well 15 minutes and 20 bucks later I had my legs ready to go :)
I love shops like that. May not be an environment I could work in, but you could feel the years of work done in the place. There were racks of cut-offs that probably haven’t move in decades. His table was worthy of being exhibited as a sculpture, with all the spatter and carbon that’s mounded on it over the years.
Have to paint them black to match the Delta side table legs, jamb a piece of hardwood in the ends and drill and tap them for some leveling feet and I’m set.
I’m a happy camper with a nice pair of legs! :)
-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)