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Old 12-20-2017, 09:28 AM
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X table legs

I wanted to build some table legs for an oak slab. I started out drawing these up and cutting them on our cnc plasma.
1121171415 by Griffin93, on Flickr

Started adding the sides.
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Had to get a bit creative pulling the material in at the ends. I need a plate roller.
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This takes a while.
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Both ends are done and working on the center.
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The obligatory close up.
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All finished.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:26 AM
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Sweet. I mean really awesome.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:11 PM
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I really like the design!

One thing I can suggest depending on how you are going to finish the steel.
Put wood pads {0.250 ~ 0.5000-inch thick} on the bottom of the feet.
Your floors will thank you.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:23 PM
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Awesome! Are you making any coordinated furniture or chairs to go with it?
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:30 PM
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Hell of a good job. Nice work fixturing too.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:48 AM
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Nice,very nice
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:45 PM
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Thanks for the good words. This was actually built as a display piece. I'm hoping it will help drive future custom work from customers. Having this buildpro table makes this stuff easier that's for sure. It's one of the best things I've ever bought welding and fab wise. Our cnc plasma table has really changed how I fab things as well.

I'm planning on putting some adhesive backed rubber pads on the bottom of the feet. I figured I better use rubber as I wouldn't want this thing sliding around.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:32 PM
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Looks awesome. Did everything stay pretty straight with all of the welding?
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:08 AM
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I did a lot of the welding with it clamped down so that probably helped a bit. I tried to alternate and weld evenly. It pulled a bit but not to bad. The feet pulled about a 1/16" out of plane. I'm not unhappy with that at all. Most floors aren't any better. I know my shop floor isn't. The centers of the 'x's pulled about an 1/8" after being fully welded. I measured while I still hand them on the table as I was worried about how bad it would be. I think some of this had to do with all the torquing around of the curved sections. I really need to build a plate roller. I'd like something that would do 1/4" plate up to about 12" wide. That's another project that will have to wait until I get finished with others. I'm in the middle of building a stump grinder for my skid steer right now.

Bray D, thanks again for letting my pick your brain about the buildpro table. Every time I use it, I'm glad to have it.
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Good to know the distortion wasn't too crazy. I really like the plate fabrications that have come about with the rise of in-house CNC plasma machines, but I always worry about the effects of all of the welding.

I'm glad you're enjoying the table. They're awesome.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:54 AM
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Yeah I was worried about the distortion issue. Turned out not to be one how I ended up doing this. I still keep thinking about building a small plate roller. It would definitely speed up things like this. I think the plate fab is a good way to do some things. Sometimes I think it's overdone when structural shapes would work perfectly fine.

I decided I wanted to 'sign' our work. I've been looking for a good excuse to try engraving with our cnc mill. We have been engraving with our cnc plasma table for some time now but I wasn't completely happy with how this tag turned out due to how small I made the letters. We decided to go for it in the mill.

2018-01-04_06-33-24 by Griffin93, on Flickr

I ment to post this picture with the first ones. I welded the bottom of the cross brace on the inside so the holes to edge would stay nice and crisp.

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Old 01-06-2018, 10:33 AM
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Nice work! Someday I want to build a big dining room table for the house we just started building. Love the look of a big wood slab on steel legs.
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