Grinding metal is annoying, loud, toxic and, if done for long periods, painful. Sadly, it is also an inevitable aspect in most fabrication jobs. Luckily, our shop has a small back yard where this kind of work has a smaller impact on everyone in the shop. The only problem is that we don’t have a reliable surface to work on.
Fortunately, the previous tenants of the space left behind a rack of random materials that we have been slowly mining for usable items. This past week I yanked a large plate, a long channel and some pipes out from their precarious locations on the rack and scabbed them together to make this table.