Welp... It's time to get my @weldtables #fabblock put together! Since the paint is going up well, I'll be doing the other side of the shop soon, and instead of moving all the pieces around, it just makes sense to assemble it and wheel it around the shop!
I test fitted the block together and got most of the rods to clamp everything together cut. I tend to always test fit things first, having been bitten one too many times over the years. Everything fit very well, though, so I moved on to the next step.
I bought it late last year, and some of the pieces had gotten wet (my storage issue, not a problem with how CertiFlat packaged anything), and since I've only got my TIG box in the shop, I decided to go pick up an air sander to save my shoulders, cleaning up the surface for welding. The sander works well! My 30 gallon compressor runs it for about 10 minutes at a time, which is pretty decent! Air sanders use a lot of air, so being able to sand for that long is a bit surprising with the small tank.
Tomorrow, I'll get the rest sanded after putting color on the wall. I have some angle to cut to make some more clamping pieces for the inner areas, so I might not finish welding it up, but, it will be done soon and that has me extremely excited!
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