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winchman
10-09-2013, 03:33 PM
The old one served well, but it's time to go.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/Burnboxtiremountfirepit002_zpsab2e8f43.jpg

The new one looks better, and will be a lot easier to empty. We were waiting on money to get the 3/8x4" flat bar to make the grate.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/Burnboxtiremountfirepit004_zpse4849e2e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/Burnboxtiremountfirepit005_zpsf1b7b912.jpg

The kids promised not to mess it up, but the battle scars are already showing.

Tony
10-09-2013, 04:22 PM
nice! how much does that weigh? ballpark.

A.K. Boomer
10-09-2013, 04:29 PM
looks great, what's it for?

dp
10-09-2013, 04:43 PM
It's a cutting bench with a dry pan to catch the slag and dropoffs. Pretty heavy duty slats so I'd guess he's cutting more than sheet metal :)

But what about those urns in the back of the first picture - where does a guy find something like that?

atomarc
10-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Burning pyramids will make that table last much longer...I just sold a whole gob of brand new ones for pennies on the dollar.

Stuart

Edit. Just in case folks don't know what I'm referring to. https://www.weldsale.com/product-category/weldsale-pyramids-cutting-tables/

macona
10-09-2013, 05:08 PM
Why so heavy cross bars? You could have done 1/8 on 2" centers and make them replaceable.

Cutting tables are meant to be messed up. That's why they are cutting tables.

A.K. Boomer
10-09-2013, 05:37 PM
In that case Id feel bad using the new one, too nice and your just going to burn it up anyways, in that respect the old one looks like it's got about 95% life left ----------- ?

Jon Heron
10-09-2013, 06:38 PM
But what about those urns in the back of the first picture - where does a guy find something like that?
The look like the bell ends off of 500 gallon propane tanks to me...
Cheers,
Jon

winchman
10-09-2013, 06:58 PM
Yep, they are the ends off a 500-gallon propane tank that was made in the '50s. The diameter is 40". There's some talk about making fire pits out of them, but the instructor hasn't decided if he wants to do it. I just finished making this one (from a 250-gallon tank) for a charity event raffle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/Burnboxtiremountfirepit003_zps738358f9.jpg

We've got an old burn table with the pyramids, but the instructor doesn't want to use it. I may ask about it to see if there's a possibility of putting it back in use. The youngsters practice cutting steel from 3/8" to 1" thick in largish pieces, so the table and grate need to be pretty sturdy.

dp
10-09-2013, 08:25 PM
Yep, they are the ends off a 500-gallon propane tank that was made in the '50s. The diameter is 40". There's some talk about making fire pits out of them, but the instructor hasn't decided if he wants to do it. I just finished making this one (from a 250-gallon tank) for a charity event raffle.

They're a perfect size for a DIY Mongolian style grill which is what I'm interested in.

atomarc
10-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Did Mongolians have propane tanks?:cool:

Stuart

+ or - Zero
10-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Did Mongolians have propane tanks?:cool:

Stuart

A diet of Yak butter creates plenty of gas. Don't ask how I know this.

Zero.

winchman
10-09-2013, 11:46 PM
A diet of Yak butter creates plenty of gas.

Zero.

Probably doesn't need mercaptan, either.

I'd like to see some pictures of something made from the end caps from a 500-gallon tank.

garyhlucas
10-10-2013, 08:19 AM
A friend has a plasma cutter. The table has heavy slotted bars as the frame underneath. The slots are offset so that thin strips get zig zagged through the slots. This makes them stiff and stable. None are straight so when cutting straight lines you never cut right down the length of the strip, messing up your cut or destroying the strip. Seemed like a good design.