Awhile back I discussed building a set of reconfigurable tools made from2 and 2 1/2" square tubing. I got two semi truck brake drums for nuthin' today and started on building up a set of bases that are the brake drums with the two inch tubing for a stanchion. At the top I'll have different tops that pin up on top, such as bases for my vice, grinder, and so forth. By putting a plate over the top I now have a welding table, and a bigger one for putting on top of two. Make a tee for the top and I can put even more stuff, like having a base sticking out from under the table for a grinder or vice. Gotta get more 2 1/2 inch tubing though, the place seems to have that in short supply. At any rate, before I start cutting up my square tubing, I wanted to know what folks thought was better, a welding table that you work at standing up or one that you sit down at. I plan on making/using a stool if I don't feel like standing. Also, what is the preferred height? I'm about six feet tall. I could whip up an stanchion extension on a shorter stand and add the extension when I want to stand, but extra pieces adds more slop, which I despise.
18 years ago