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rockrat
04-25-2009, 10:20 AM
So I decided that I needed an area for welding inside the shop. Everything I have been doing has been either outside or near the garage door. Its safe over there and I dropped an outlet near the two doors for the welder.

After building the welding table I wanted to use it but it sits in the corner near the breaker panel. Most of the grinding equipment is back there and it is the official dirty area. Also, it is located away from all of the wood working equipment and the metal locker where all the flammables are kept. But, the framing for the building is wood and I don't want a hot ember to jump over to the frame and smolder where I cant see it.

So.... Using some corrugated sheet metal roofing I set up some protection. There was a bit of chatter on the board here about screening for a welder and I decided that with the available material in my area, this was the best bet.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/rockrat/shop/welding_area/th_IMG_7580.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/rockrat/shop/welding_area/IMG_7580.jpg)

I bought 6 sheets of the material and welded them into two sets of three sheets each. I can manage moving around three sheets at a time without much work. I bent up a corner on the second set, screwed the two larger sets together with tek screws, ran a few supports to the wall and its good enough for now. I will be adding some other features including a few more sheets to wrap around the table a bit more. Now I might also knock the shiny stuff down with a quick sandblast. If I don't, I'll look like an idiot trying to rub sunscreen on the sensitive areas to prevent the sunburn I'll receive while welding.

What are you all up to?

rock-"I didn't know you could get a sunburn there!"-rat

tdkkart
04-25-2009, 10:37 AM
Been working all spring on prepping for concrete in the remaining 24x30' section of my 30x40' pole building. 16x30' of the building was built into a shop by the previous owner,including in-floor radiant heat.

Plans are to eventually heat the entire building, so this spring's project started with digging a 24" deep trench around the inside perimeter to bury 2" foam insulation. Once that was done, had the concrete contractor come in and do the grading, then last weekend SWMBO and I laid down the insulation and radiant heat tubing.

Yesterday was the big day for the concrete pour, all went wellother than it was a bit slow to dry, the first of the mud hit the ground at 7:40am, power troweling finished up at 4pm.
This morning he returned and cut the concrete, and then I had to pay the bill......hurt, but it's done now.

Now it's on to wiring, insulation and sheeting the interior.

Here's last weekend's results:
http://www1.cedar-rapids.net/tdkmotor/shop/tubing3.jpg

plastikosmd
04-25-2009, 12:38 PM
stripping down this big red this weekend
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/200espartbike.jpg

then converting this 250r parts bike
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/250rold.jpg

into a 2 wheel bike like this (as pictured on the net)
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/250rmissile2.jpg

Michael Edwards
04-25-2009, 12:55 PM
stripping down this big red this weekend

into a 2 wheel bike like this (as pictured on the net)
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/plastikosmd/250rmissile2.jpg


IMHO that will be a vast improvement. It would probably be a blast on the dunes. Looking forward to seeing the finished product and hearing a riding report.

ME

Mcgyver
04-25-2009, 01:25 PM
Now I might also knock the shiny stuff down with a quick sandblast. If I don't, I'll look like an idiot trying to rub sunscreen on the sensitive areas to prevent the sunburn I'll receive while welding.

What are you all up to?


bending $#$@#%$ conduit is what I'm up to. that and shifting the interior of my shop 4 feet to left, over and over and over.

I wouldn't sand blast, just cover up, which you should do anyway to protect against the ultraviolet rays. If you sandblast, it'll be hard to stop from going through to the steel and it'll quickly rust

ptjw7uk
04-25-2009, 01:29 PM
Been building shelves and lots of boxes to get6 everything of the bench, getting tired of moving stuff just to see the bench.
Still cant get over the fact that the stuff sneaks behind me when I clear the bench and turn around its all behind me!!!

Peter

plastikosmd
04-25-2009, 01:56 PM
IMHO that will be a vast improvement.

ya..should be fun..i prefer 3 wheels. got a cherry 250r that is down right mean and scary. This will be my second R and nobody around here to ride it with..so will turn it into something different