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HAP
12-03-2011, 03:38 PM
Just added a 3/4" steel top which replaced a much thinner stainless top. The old top used to be a floor drain cover which had drain slots made into it. I wanted the top to be removable. Dont plan on doing any hammering on it. I'm thinking of making some kind of screen as a lightweight spater back stop, not sure yet.
I also finished my articulating arm welding station light. It extends to about 6.5 feet and consists of 4 48" T5 54w HO 6500K bulbs. It's quite bright and best of all there are no cords or light stands to trip over. And they are not hot like hologens. Was a fun project.
Regards,
HAP
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oldtiffie
12-03-2011, 03:46 PM
HAP

I cannot open any of your posted *DSCN5*.jpg files in PhotoBucket. I keep getting this PB message ".


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But now that you're here, go ahead and search through the billions of photos, images and videos on Photobucket..

I can access my PB file/s OK.

EddyCurr
12-03-2011, 04:38 PM
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oldtiffie
12-03-2011, 04:56 PM
Thanks Eddy - its all OK now.

Nice work HAP.

sasquatch
12-03-2011, 05:06 PM
Hap what does the top plate weigh?

Thanks for posting the great pics.

12teethperinch
12-03-2011, 06:39 PM
I like the swing arm for the light over the bench, I am going to do something similar for a fume extractor. Nice big clean garage you've got there.
Darrell

HAP
12-03-2011, 08:17 PM
Hap what does the top plate weigh?

Thanks for posting the great pics.

Something like 203 pounds.

JoeLee
12-03-2011, 08:24 PM
Thats a nice piece of plate..... is that stainless.
Nice fly swatter too. Good place to hang it too. There is too much open space in your shop, I get dizzy looking at it.

JL.................

HAP
12-03-2011, 08:50 PM
Thats a nice piece of plate..... is that stainless.
Nice fly swatter too. Good place to hang it too. There is too much open space in your shop, I get dizzy looking at it.

JL.................

View from other angle... I love my shop!
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justanengineer
12-04-2011, 12:51 AM
Very nice shop. Im envious. Also, while being completely anti MIG myself, I must say that I do really like both the cart and the arm setup.

HAP
12-04-2011, 09:35 AM
Thats a nice piece of plate..... is that stainless.
Nice fly swatter too. Good place to hang it too. There is too much open space in your shop, I get dizzy looking at it.

JL.................

The plate is just some variation of mild steel. I got it for about $1.06 a pound. I keep that fly swatter in action. You know how it goes... they only want to mess with you when you are trying to concentrate on something. As soon as you have the swatter in hand, they disappear :-)

Forestgnome
12-04-2011, 11:46 AM
Nice table! That's one heckuva fan you got there, never seen one like it.

HAP
12-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Thanks. The fan is a 10' Isis model from Big Ass Fan Co. Only draws 2.0 amps on high which is only 60 RPM. Totally silent...

torker
12-05-2011, 05:49 AM
I like yer shop too! Geez...you wouldn't consider bringin that out to Saskatchewan for me? :D

Willy
12-05-2011, 09:42 AM
I like yer shop too! Geez...you wouldn't consider bringin that out to Saskatchewan for me? :D

Russ, looking at the insulation in the ceiling and walls it may prove a tad cool for your neck of the woods. But with all of the fans in Hap's shop at least you'd feel at home standing in the breeze.;)

Hap, nice table and damn nice shop.
It looks like heat, not cold, is your biggest enemy. At least you're in a darn nice shady spot.

HAP
12-05-2011, 12:02 PM
Russ, looking at the insulation in the ceiling and walls it may prove a tad cool for your neck of the woods. But with all of the fans in Hap's shop at least you'd feel at home standing in the breeze.;)

Hap, nice table and damn nice shop.
It looks like heat, not cold, is your biggest enemy. At least you're in a darn nice shady spot.

Thanks all for the coments. You may find it hard to believe, but that one large ceiling fan out performs all of the other fans combined and its totally silent. I just left all of the other ones in place, they are so noisey and consume lots of amps. The BAF is really effective at moving the heated air to the floor during winter. This is my first winter with it, and it makes all of the diference. It helps a lot in the summer as well, but my AC unit is a bit undersized for the heat load. Sure does lower the humidity though...

Willy
12-05-2011, 05:44 PM
I've had the pleasure of being in a large warehouse with two 20 or 24 ft., can't remember, Big Ass Fans (http://www.bigassfans.com/)going and yes, they are amazing.
Very well designed, quiet, and very efficient.

Moving a lot of air quietly and unobtrusively makes all the difference summer or winter, it makes a hot stagnant air space much more comfortable in the summer, and gets rid of those cold drafts in the winter by equalizing the heat.

I have two 60 inch ceiling fans in the large side of my shop, and although not as nice as the BAFs, they do still move a lot of air at low rpms. Sometimes it can make all the difference after a long day of work between being just tired, or exhausted.

lugnut
12-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Thanks for showing us your "Clean"room, now show us a photo of your shop:D

HAP
12-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks for showing us your "Clean"room, now show us a photo of your shop:D

Too funny... I have to tell you that there are those times after using the 2.5" facemill I feel like I would never be able to get all of the mess cleaned up. I will go out of my way to pick up a slver of swarf. Heck, I even make sure that each fly i kill finds it's way to the trash can...