I've got a fair bit of metal working ahead of me to do, I have the new welding space, but the table I have it a piece of 1/4" thick plate metal sitting on top of a cheap workmate copy, it is not a very good solution.
I have the steel, and I'm making the time to build a good weldor's table.
This will be a fairly small table because the space is fairly small, I also don't plan on doing any huge jobs, so a smallish table should work well. The plate steel I have is 1/4" thick, and 18" deep by 36" wide.
I want a vice but I want to be able to remove it, I also want to have the top in two pieces so I could slide them apart if I need to clamp something down in the middle of the bench.
I saw a guy that had a really slick set up, he had the vice mounted on a plate with a piece of square tubing welded to the bottom of the plate, this went into a larger square tube that is part of the bench, much like a receiver hitch, but vertical instead of horizontal. When the vice was removed he had another plate the same size with another piece of square tube welded to it that fit into the table to make one flat surface. The heavy vice then went into a hinged mount that swung the vice out of the way under the bench, it was really slick, but I cannot find the page anymore!
Does that ring a bell with anyone?