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  • Out with the old, in with the new...the burn box is finally finished.

    The old one served well, but it's time to go.



    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.





    The kids promised not to mess it up, but the battle scars are already showing.
    Last edited by winchman; 10-09-2013, 03:37 PM.
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  • #2
    nice! how much does that weigh? ballpark.

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    • #3
      looks great, what's it for?

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      • #4
        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?

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        • #5
          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-cat...utting-tables/
          Last edited by atomarc; 10-09-2013, 05:12 PM.

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              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 ----------- ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dp View Post

                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

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                • #9
                  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.



                  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.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by winchman View Post
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      Did Mongolians have propane tanks?

                      Stuart

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by atomarc View Post
                        Did Mongolians have propane tanks?

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

                        Zero.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by + or - Zero View Post
                          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.
                          Last edited by winchman; 10-10-2013, 12:01 AM.
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                          • #14
                            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.

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