Hole in chassis build table

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Hole in chassis build table

Post by Ed Evans » 19 Jul 2017, 19:01

The book chassis build table has an open space in the center. Just to confirm, the hole doesn't serve any purpose and it's just a consequence of minimizing the number of required sheets?

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Re: Hole in chassis build table

Post by Midlana1 » 19 Jul 2017, 20:14

Correct. Theoretically you can use it to access hard to reach areas but I never used it that way.

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Re: Hole in chassis build table

Post by ShadowCat38 » 01 Aug 2017, 06:32

My kids would stand in it from time to time while I was building the frame. They thought the point of view was fun.

*disclaimer- I wasn't actively welding or grinding while they were standing there.

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Re: Hole in chassis build table

Post by Ed Evans » 02 Aug 2017, 06:04

Fun fact: On a 5x10' table you can also end up with a hole.

I ended up using two sheets of 4x8' plywood for the bottom. I haven't done the top yet but the plan is to do the same with MDF.

Sheet 1
  • Cut across to make a 5x4' panel for the, uh, engine side.
Sheet 2
  • Also cut across to make a 5x4' panel for the, yes, nose side.
    • From the remainder, cut out two 25x24" panels to fill the gaps on either side of the hole.
So what's it for? It's for not spending money. Locost, baby.

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