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Forum topic by builtinbkyn posted 01-05-2016 06:53 PM 503 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 07:01 PM

Thanks for the funny story, sounds like it was interesting. Your shop has really come along nicely.

-- Brian Noel

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 07:20 PM

Thanks Brian. Yeah it was kind of funny. At one point I was concerned that I made the wrong move. The shop was pretty dark as it was, but then the guy turned off some lights and an infrared bulb. Guess the lights and the welding machine are too much for his service to handle. He was practically welding in the dark LOL I wanted to take a picture of the place. It is like some bygone era of a joint. One car garage with the overhead door open when he’s there for work. This morning it was 12 degrees. All he had for heat was that radiant bulb.

Ah I was thankful he was there to do it and not charge too much. I have a few 12” metal cut-off blades I no longer have need for. I’ll be dropping them off to him tomorrow morning.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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