I decided on red, to match my welder. Big shock, I know.
I had been playing with an idea in my head to make a modular system for holding a vise and possibly bending studs/holes for decorative iron work. This table is more than just a welding table, it my general metal work table as well.
I started by painting a Littleton USA 4" vise I bought cheaply a long time ago. I didn't go hog wild with the paint because this is going to get banged up pretty good working with steel.
Pieces of the nested tubing. They are a perfect fit, with some filing and grinding of course. The big tubing I got from the steel yard scrap bin, and the smaller stuff I got in my initial trade with the guy down the road.
Placement of the holder, on the left side, near the front of the table.
The following pictures show how everything will fit together. Of course, all of it will be welded, there will be a set screw/bolt on the bracket, and every thing will be painted black.
Sorry they are such crappy photos.
So, whatcha think? I think it will work fairly well for light weight clamping and hammering. Nothing too much or it'll tip the table.
I have a new mid-tech knife coming soon! The Dart Personal Knife will be out around March 2015. Email or message me for more details. The website will be up soon.