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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:26 PM
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Series Sliders

A little slow to post this here, but it's up to date. I am hoping to get them dry fit this weekend and start fabricating some hardware to mount them.

Never made sliders before but have wanted to give them a shot for a while. The radius pieces on the ends are tough and welding the jack points (pipes) are tough, but otherwise pretty straight forward (of course there is not much else).

After I get the mounting brackets made I'll take them and get them hot dipped.


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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:41 PM
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nice work! That rosette looks fantastic.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:45 PM
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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:49 PM
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Nice work!
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Old January 5th, 2016, 09:54 PM
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Tell me more about that work table? Where did it come from?

(Nice work on the sliders BTW)

-Jeff

It's a cast steel production table. I found it and the drill press on craigslist, it came out of a machine shop in NC. I was shopping for a press and ended up finding both of them at a price that was too good to be true (not stolen).


The table is cast steel and the top is probably 3" -4" thick of solid steel. I would guess it weighs somewhere between 600 and 800 pounds. It literally took four grown men, a floor jack and a bunch of ingenuity to get it into the back of my truck and get it home. I used a chain fall and a bunch of creative brain power to get it where it sits today. I put it up on casters a couple of weeks ago and it's much easier to move around (limited somewhat by the flex conduit, 220V).


The drill head weighs another 250lbs, but the table is drilled and tapped for multiple locations. I can mount it on either end or the middle.



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Old January 16th, 2016, 05:53 PM
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Got some brackets made up today and welded up most of them. I need to finish up the welding and I am going to weld a few small tabs on so that the sliders fit back in the original holes too.

If it does not rain tomorrow I might finish.





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Old January 16th, 2016, 10:08 PM
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Like the workmanship and the shop.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 06:51 PM
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Got pretty much done today. I think I am going to weld another small section of angle on and bolt it to the front of the bulkhead outrigger. It won't take me much time and it's too easy not to go ahead and do it for a little good measure.

Otherwise, I think it's pretty damn stout.

I need to do that, drill my relief holes for dipping and test fit everything one more time before dipping. I am also going to get a little shorter bolt for the outrigger.


















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Old January 17th, 2016, 07:16 PM
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amazing workshop

amazing work
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Old January 17th, 2016, 07:25 PM
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Very nice. The full thickness end is particularly nice. I would have used 1/8th inch as no way I could get it bent as nicely as you did.
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Fantastic...now galv it!
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Old January 18th, 2016, 10:59 AM
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Thanks, I hope to get them wrapped up this week or weekend and then get them off to the galvanizer next week.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 11:52 AM
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Very nice! Looks like somebody's been studying pangolin's....


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Old January 18th, 2016, 01:14 PM
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Nice work mate....I have weld bead envy!
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:44 AM
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Anyone built these that can confirm what you did for vent and/or drain holes?

My galvanizer is telling me I need 1-1/2" worth of draining/venting capability for a 2" x 4" tube. Needs to be on either end preferably......sounds like larger holes than I was expecting (or have drilled).
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Old January 31st, 2016, 08:52 PM
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I need to plug my vent holes on the ends, but here they are mounted.













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