DCB Episode 3 - Coffee Table Build Project

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  1. LECS Mark

    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Standard coffee tables are four feet long by two feet wide with a standard height of around 18" high. We wanted to match these dimensions for the coffee table in our new training center. We also had a bunch of angle iron laying around our facility so I sketched out a basic design that we would go with.
    Coffee Table Sketch.jpg
    We wanted to display the Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems logo within the coffee table, so we bought a piece of glass from a local dealer that matched our final dimensions (2' x 4'). The glass top was 1/4" thick and cost around $90.

    We wanted the glass to hang over our angle iron by about 4 inches on each side, so the dimensions of the frame would be 40"x 16".

    The angle iron cut list was as follows:
    (4) 40" 45° mitre cut both sides
    (4) 16" 45° mitre cut both sides
    (4) 14.5" straight cut

    The height of the casters that we chose depicted the height at which we would cut the vertical pieces of angle iron. Each of the casters were around 3.5 inches tall.

    The design that we placed under the glass was made using the scan and trace wizard. We simply brought in a black and white version of the Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems logo and followed the steps mentioned in this video.

    We also cut out the plate that the design would sit on. We used the shape library and selected a rectangle that would fit inside of our frame. It was approximately 39.5" x 15.5".

    The caster plates were cut out after we purchased the casters themselves. Here is the link so that you can buy the same casters (http://www.harborfreight.com/materi...ight-duty-swivel-caster-with-brake-61854.html). The matching caster brackets are located in the cut file attached below.

    Let us know in the comments section below if you have any questions!
     

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  2. welder75

    welder75 New Member

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    looks good! What finish is going to be on the frame? I see you have the evolution saw, brilliant bit of kit for the workshop. I prefer using this than the bandsaw!
     
  3. Damon Skinner

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    I'd love to see a can crusher that could be fabbed with a plasma table and hardware "laying around" the workshop. It would compliment the coffee table and the bar in prior projects. :)
     
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    Loving your weekly series. It would be interesting to supplement your videos with links to tutorials/guide for how some of the processes were done - as a school, this would complete this resource and take it from a good idea to a good instructable.

    Examples - what did you use to fasten the lettering down? How did you create the brushed finished backplate? In the welding table build, what settings did you use to gouge the top? Experienced fabricators know how to make this happen, and adding all of it to the video would take too long. But it may be an easy to thing to add a the end if there were links that jumped to each required skill or method.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  5. sldrummer

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    Mark or Chad, can you post the DXF for the wind vein you have in your lobby?? It's the airplane one on a stand.
     
  6. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure where that is at or who would... Have to search and Ill let you know.
     
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    any luck on finding that DXF file for the airplane wind vein?? thanks bud
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    No luck... :oops::(
     

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