Inside Office Workshop Table

New 8ft Long  x 30" Deep  x 38" tall ~  Workshop Table Located Inside Office

New 8ft Long  x 30″ Deep  x 38″ tall ~  Workshop Table Located Inside Office

Summers in Las Vegas get very hot and for at least 3 months it is 100+ degrees in the outside shop; therefore, I decided to make an ‘inside office’ workshop table.

AFINIA 3D-Printer & Finished 3D-Printed Parts on My Office Desk

AFINIA 3D-Printer & Finished 3D-Printed Parts on My Office Desk

I had the 3D-Printer on the office desk, but items started to get cluttered …

SolidWorks CAD Software Design of the Office Workshop Table

SolidWorks CAD Software Design of the Office Workshop Table

Scrounged around the outside shop area to see what scrap metal was available and used those items to design a table in SolidWorks … Other than the wood, everything else is left-over metal & bolts from other projects.

93" Long Shelf Under Office Workshop Table

93″ Long Shelf Under Office Workshop Table

For years I have had a long metal box that was powder-coated black which I thought would work good for some future project … and this is that project.

Bent Sheet Metal Shelf that Also Acts as a Stability Support for the Table

Bent Sheet Metal Shelf that Also Acts as a Stability Support for the Table

It is 93″ long and 12″ wide and will be the Shelf & Support under the table.

Shorter 1/8" Drill Bits Don't Break as Easy when Drilling 'Starter Holes'

Shorter 1/8″ Drill Bits Don’t Break as Easy when Drilling ‘Starter Holes’

For any of you that have ever drilled ‘starter holes’ in metal you know what can happen when using longer 1/8″ drill bits ~ Yup, broken bits!

1/8 in. Titanium Nitride Coated Speed Steel Double-End Drill Bits

1/8 in. Titanium Nitride Coated Speed Steel Double-End Drill Bits

However … much to my Joy & Pleasure – Yay!! … I found some shorter 1/8″ diameter Double End Drill Bits at Harbor Freight Tools ( Item 61688 ) which work very well for drilling ‘Starter Holes’ because they only stick out of the drill-tip about 5/8″ … thus, lessening the chance of them breaking.

Design for Table's Legs Built with Left-Over Drill Pipe

Design for Table’s Legs Built with Left-Over Drill Pipe

For the table’s legs I used 34″ pipe cut-offs left over from Helical Drilling Pipes that were used to stabilize & lift building foundations.

The Office Workshop Table Legs Painted Black

The Office Workshop Table Legs Painted Black

Welded 1″ nuts to the bottom of the pipe legs so I could thread in levelers …

Bolting the Table Legs onto the Bottom of the Tabletop

Bolting the Table Legs onto the Bottom of the Tabletop

During the cooler months of the year, I may move this table out to the garage shop … and just like all the other equipment out there … I put on threaded levelers which allow the table to be very stable on uneven surfaces.

Threaded Levelers Help Stabilize the Table on Uneven Surfaces

Threaded Levelers Help Stabilize the Table on Uneven Surfaces

I welded 1″ nuts to the end of the threaded rod to create 4 leveling foot pads …

Threaded Steel Table Levelers with 3D-Printed Foot Covers

Threaded Steel Table Levelers with 3D-Printed Foot Covers

Since this table will be on carpet decided to 3D-Print some plastic foot pad covers so there is no chance of getting any rust on the carpet …

SolidWorks CAD Software Concept of the Table Leg Threaded Levelers

SolidWorks CAD Software Concept of the Table Leg Threaded Levelers

The 3D-Printed Foot Covers have ridges to help turn the threaded levelers.

3D-Printed Foot Pad Covers made on the AFINIA 3D-Printer

3D-Printed Foot Pad Covers made on the AFINIA 3D-Printer

Moving the 3D-Printer onto the new table cleared off my office desk …

My Office Desk Area is now a Bit More Organized and Clear

My Office Desk Area is now a Bit More Organized and Clear

This will probably be the ‘cleanest’ view of the new office table ~ Ever!!

Mini CNC Milling Machine & 3D-Printer on the New Office Workshop Table

Mini CNC Milling Machine & 3D-Printer on the New Office Workshop Table

I am using an older laptop to run the Mini CNC Mill & 3D-Printer.

Using an Older Laptop to Control the 3D-Printer & Mini CNC Mill

Using an Older Laptop to Control the 3D-Printer & Mini CNC Mill

Once I have the dust & sound proofing cover made for the Mini CNC Mill will update this post and add some photographs of a project made on the new table.

… CHEERS!!

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