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    Hey I was doing a google search for bluco tables. I saw that you just had bought one. Wondering...

    Hey I was doing a google search for bluco tables. I saw that you just had bought one. Wondering if you can point me in the right direction. Is it cheaper to get a bluco or a demmeler? I live in the US (New Jersey). Someone a while ago told me it’s cheaper to get a demmeler shipped from overseas...
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    How to properly make this table

    Agreed. Or two smaller tables (3'X4') and then bolt them together as well.
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    How to properly make this table

    What's up bro!!! Cool that you recognized me and thanks for the kind words and giving me a little credit, appreciate that. I'm all about learning machining... even if it means gettin ragged on by most of the guys in here. It's worth it! Checking out your pictures the other day was pretty damn...
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    How to properly make this table

    Haha thanks Bill I see what your saying. By the way I totally didn't mean that 3/32 is less than a 1/16 just meant we don't measure to 32's! lol. Don't wanna sound any more retarded than I already do!
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    How to properly make this table

    You are exactly spot on with the first A, B and C. 1) The table, minus the tooling, is roughly $24,000. Which, given my limited machining knowledge, led me to believe that making one for less was a possibility. 2) My reason to build it would primarily be to learn how, gain that experience and...
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    How to properly make this table

    Wow! Your post was a very interesting read, especially about a machine I've never seen or heard of ... aside from a wood planer which I see the similarity. Just curious, what kind of work do you usually do? Looks like you've got a great setup, know a lot about the tools you got and clearly do...
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    How to properly make this table

    Thanks for the detailed response smt. I am not familiar with a planer. I understand it can flatten the material. Will a 2X6X1 be able to turn up on edge to plane the four 1' sides? Seems like that may be a job for a mill? If so then aside from flatness how accurately would the sides be to the...
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    How to properly make this table

    I appreciate the input. I had not came up with a procedure nor priced this out. When you say my price just went up by a factor of 20 and that it won't fit in the mill etc, none of that had been planned or expected. The point of this thread is establishing the propper steps involved to reach the...
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    How to properly make this table

    I was checking out the Demmeler site. I like their hobby tables but I really want a bigger three dimensional one. I take it that Demmeler makes the tables Bluco sells? I know they are affiliated and I know demmeler's name is on all of the clamps and stuff in the Bluco catalog but do not see...
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    How to properly make this table

    Wow thanks for all of the replies and great ideas. I like the ideas of two smaller ones and will consider that. Forest, I'd be doing a partial penetration weld on the outside, not a full pen. Otherwise it would be a butt weld which would include more grinding and little penetration. The...
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    How to properly make this table

    Hey Jim, I totally see your point. I do not have a business or a shop. I have a big garage and building things is my hobby outside of my regular job. I'm a NYC ironworker. The welding portion of this table will be easy for me, I erect, bolt and weld structural steel for a living. The...
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    How to properly make this table

    I do not yet need a table like Bluco but I know soon enough I will. I am aware of the more inexpensive alternatives but I'm not interested in those. But yes, I would really like to build one and I am very interested in how it would be done correctly.
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    How to properly make this table

    One of the things I am looking to get is a fixture table. I've spent countless hours/days researching all of the different kinds of tables out there and their capabilities. Finally after it was all said and done I decided I am set on the $28,000 bluco table (tooling included). Because of the...
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    New here, looking to learn how to machine

    Anyone in NJ know about the machine class at Bergen Community College? Just found out about it, might be too late to sign up though but I'm going to try.
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    New here, looking to learn how to machine

    Thanks for the feedback. Yea I'm in New Milford which is about 20 min from NY state border and about the same to the George Washington bridge. I'm gonna go down to the machine shop near me this week. I need a few things made up for my bike and ill talk to him... nice guy with a nice setup. Seems...
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    New here, looking to learn how to machine

    wow going to have to bookmark that. thanks a lot.
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    New here, looking to learn how to machine

    Yea I'm going to have to call up a few places because I'm having no luck finding any information about schools or classes on the internet. Thanks
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    New here, looking to learn how to machine

    Just signed up, didn't see an intro section so I wan't to say hi and a little about myself. I live in NJ and 12 years ago I began fabricating steel in a shop mostly structural. My ambition led me to an apprenticeship with the NYC ironworkers in '05. I got all my credentials in order, graduated...
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