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Roger Johnson is back with a new innovation from his farm shop near Chandler, Minnesota, this time to help him when he's using his plasma cutter.
"I needed a table for cutting metal with my plasma cutter," he says. "I was using a solid tabletop, but the splatter from the cutter blew back in my face."
Johnson used some common items from around the shop to build the table, starting from the ground up. "I used an old separator stand that I welded to a length of 4x4-inch tube steel."
The table's top is a metal grate. "Four 45-degree gussets hold the grate to the tube," Johnson says. The tabletop grate is 2 feet square.
The shop-built table successfully accomplishes Johnson's goal. "With the grate as the tabletop, the cutter slag and splatter goes right through," he says.
This farmer-built welding table helps this farmer save face (courtesy Roger Johnson).