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Old 11-20-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default HF Toolboxes Workbench - Phase 3

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Well, I got started on the next phase of the HF tool cabinet workbenches today.
First I finished uncrating the tool boxes.


All were in good shape and no missing or damaged parts found.



I ended up with a huge pile of packing materials that I need to get rid of.



I cleaned out the corner where the workbench will go, and started arranging things.





I installed the foot inserts in the legs.
These are rated for 3500lbs. apiece, as are the feet.





I started welding up the cross-pieces and surface supports onto the legs I had previously built.



Note the missing gas bottle in that last picture. I ran out of 75/25 and had to call it quits for today.

Tomorrow, instead of getting an early start on the project, I’ll have to go to the welding supply for a tank exchange.

Anyone have a good method for removing the US general badges from the boxes?
They will cause a fit issue when the boxes are placed in the frames.


Stay tuned for more progress.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Where did you buy the inserts? Did you "scratch build" the bases or buy? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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Nice. I have the same HF welder cart, but it doesn't like my ~110cf cylinder so well lol.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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lookin great so far steevo!
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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Where did you buy the inserts? Did you "scratch build" the bases or buy? Thanks
The inserts and feet came from JW Winco (http://www.jwwinco.com)

All of the frame and legs is scratch built from standard steel tubing and angle.
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Thanks for the reply.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #7
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To remove the emblems use nylon fishing line. Hold it tight and go behind the emblem using a sawing motion. Then use adhesive remover or WD40 to remove any remaining adhesive. Or you can try a heat gun or hair drier, I've used both methods with good results.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:09 PM   #8
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Looks great! Thanks for the threaded foot insert info too.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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Looking good, look forward to seeing more progress! BTW that is the neatest pile of packaging materials I have ever seen! Lol
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:55 PM   #10
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your going to have the nicest work bench I'll probably ever see.. and to get rid of the packing materials make a nice big fire.
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To remove the emblems use nylon fishing line. Hold it tight and go behind the emblem using a sawing motion. Then use adhesive remover or WD40 to remove any remaining adhesive. Or you can try a heat gun or hair drier, I've used both methods with good results.
Thanks BigAl, I'll try that.
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Dental floss works extremely well also.

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Great pictures and thanks for sharing your process!

Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #14
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Wow - that's a huge amount of storage.
I'm following the progress.
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If you use fishing line to remove the badges, make sure you wrap the ends of the line around a wood dowel or something similar. Don't pull it with your hands for the fact is that it will cut you right now before you know it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:53 AM   #16
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Nice job Steevo. I just finished the paint on my 2" square tubing workbench that is similar to yours. I'm only using 26" base cabinets on each side though.
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I'm liking the tractor myself.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:19 AM   #18
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We need more pics Steevo ! lol That's going to be a killer workbench when you get it finished.

BTW, do you know anybody with a woodburmer, that packing material would make great kindling and then recycle the c-board.
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Kinda tough to get fishing line, dental floss, etc past the two little studs that stick out of the back of the emblem.

I just pried mine off carefully with a putty knife.

Cool IH Cub Cadet there! Wish I had a loader for mine, though I have no need for one with two real tractors with loaders.
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