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I needed a hand to lift the toolboxes into place, so I turned my attention back to the end cupboards. This time to the top work surface/dumping ground.

These are the little brackets that were in the laser cutting video, the little ones it cuts at the start.
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Sometime prior to this I borrowed a 90Degree drill and marked, drilled and tapped the box frame ready for these.

Balance the top on a foot long bit of 8x2" timber in the vice and then balance the cupboard frame on the top. Bolt up the little brackets to the frame, align and clamp, Add a few tacks and then remove the frame.
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Then weld them up. Nice fresh tungsten for each set of 4, and around 35-40A  did these proud.
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Finished tops:
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Time for a test fit :D .

First box is the original bottom box, so needed the castors removing. This was fun as the box is still full of tools! But it was done and then lifted into place.
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Handle removed and the other, empty, box was put in place. Hard to believe that the contents of the second box filled 3 tesco crates!
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No matter how confident you are in the dimensions, a test fit is always a sigh of relief! So I plonked the end cupboards on.
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Once lifted off I could continue welding the subframes on. Firstly the short-side welds marked out and buzzed on.
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Then the long sides. It might look a bit overkill but I mis-ordered the steel. A chap at work did the deflection calcs for me with S355 which I asked for, I then cocked up and bought S235. With the S355 uniformly distributed load of 1100Kg gives a max deflection of 1.3mm per beam, so this should stiffen it up a bit if I ever get near the max capacity. 
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So Sunday night (2nd) I commandeered a van from work (thanks again to them!), and loaded it with this pile of parts destined for ProCoat, the powder coaters a stones throw from the Newbury showground in Curridge. Clean run down the A34 after work (a rarity!!!) and they were dropped off - excited to see the outcome!! I also took nearly 600KG of scrap to the yard down the road from work at lunchtime so it was a good day for workshop tidying! 5 days or so and I should have it back :D 

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1 hour ago, daveturnbull said:

Have you gone for Orange? Y'know, coz they're so extreme, like :moglite:

Orange = More flex innit M8. Extreeeeeeeeme Bro.

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Blingy colours (orange included) = 'hey look at me over here - come and steal me'

My tool chests are black.

 

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Likewise.... and so will this :). Even down to the rivets for the paneling.

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Maybe I'm sad...but that is a thing of beauty :wub:

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45 minutes ago, geoffbeaumont said:

Maybe I'm sad...but that is a thing of beauty :wub:

Thanks Geoff :i-m_so_happy:

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Sniff........

I want to weld like that....... 😭😭

I am just reading this in awe......

Please, keep it coming so I can cry some more...

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4 hours ago, Anderzander said:

600 kg 😮

I was surprised too!!

6kg copper, 11kg cable, 60kg Ali, 3kg coke cans, 2kg lead, 98kg Batteries, 3kg motors and 403kg of iron/steel. 

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12 hours ago, landroversforever said:

3kg coke cans

How many cans is that?!! Your dentist must be betting his retirement on you...

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20 minutes ago, geoffbeaumont said:

How many cans is that?!! Your dentist must be betting his retirement on you...

Haha!! An entire tesco crate of squashed ones. It's between me at the workshop and at home too. All zero at least so her retirement won't be quite so good :P 

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8 hours ago, ianmayco68 said:

Top job :i-m_so_happy: .

Thanks Ian :D

So I had a phone call today.... It's finished! Just need to scavenge a van and go pick it up early next week :D :D Rather excited! 

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Tart.

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1 minute ago, Gazzar said:

Tart.

Guilty as charged your honour :) 

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Oh come on.....

... show us more !!!

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2 hours ago, Gazzar said:

Tart.

........on the plus side it does look like this going to get finished :ph34r:;).

A nice little side project Ross

cheers

Steve b

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Oh, just upload the pictures already.

 

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No one it would seem :P

So friday I was off work sick. Most annoying as I missed a call from the powder coaters to say my stuff was ready. Double bummer as the other work vans were both in use all of this week. Cue a call to a mate with a van and this morning was on :D. Having seen the quality of the stuff that Professional Coatings turns out, I was rather excited!

Behold the beauty :wub: 
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The quality is fantastic. It's come out exactly as I wanted it. I knew it would cover up the TIG welds, but it shows that the TIG has left a lovely crisp edge of the holes.
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The other thing worth pointing out about these guys and their attention to detail are the threads. 16 in the castor plates and 4 in the top. I didn't ask but every single one was open for the blasting and zinc prime, then plugged for coating :).

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I was literally writing "do it already!" when the reply notification popped up. Looks great! 

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