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.
I had the 3D-Printer on the office desk, but items started to get cluttered …
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.
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.
It is 93″ long and 12″ wide and will be the Shelf & Support under the table.
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!
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.
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.
Welded 1″ nuts to the bottom of the pipe legs so I could thread in levelers …
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.
I welded 1″ nuts to the end of the threaded rod to create 4 leveling foot pads …
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 …
The 3D-Printed Foot Covers have ridges to help turn the threaded levelers.
Moving the 3D-Printer onto the new table cleared off my office desk …
This will probably be the ‘cleanest’ view of the new office table ~ Ever!!
I am using an older laptop to run the Mini CNC Mill & 3D-Printer.
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.