I am going to be build a welding table soon and am looking for some advice. It is going to be 4'x4' and the frame built out of some decent size box tubing that I got for free from my work. I will use as thick of a top as I can afford, but will probably be in the 1/4-1/2" range.
My questions are, would you make the table top come out further than the frame of the table? I can see some advantages for easier clamping but I don't want to see the edge of it geting bent down.
Would you have a grid of tapped holes(or un-tapped holes) put into the top? What size holes and how many. I am not sure if I want to lay an entire grid out and drill and tap by hand, but there is a chance that I might be able to get the holes put in on the flow-jet at work.
Wheels, I need to have them to be able to move this around. Would you also put legs/feet on it to make it stationary and/or level it out? The feet would most likely be a swivel style foot with 1"-8 threads on it. Should the feet be directly under the legs or should the wheels? Will the 1"-8 legs make the table stable enough, or would a better idea be to make the actual legs of the table come all the way down to the floor, use shims to level if necessary and then make the wheels so they could screw down and retract up when not in use? Thanks.