Building a press

32t

Member
My son is a welder/pipe fitter that passes 100% Xray tests in power plants etc.

He is good and I am very proud of him!

But to get him to come over and weld together my no weld grinder is dang near impossible.........ROFLMAO
 

RezDog

Member
Wait a minute Tim, I’m pretty sure being a millwright that you could probably weld that grinder up yourself. If you need a welder just pop by my place.
 

32t

Member
Thanks for the offer to use your welder. Might be easier than digging mine out from the back corner of the garage.

I can weld but there is a lot of time and money invested in my son why not use him?

Sort of like if Bruno builds this press and lets it collect dust in the corner and would still do everything by hand. :)
 

Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Not at present, but I purposely left room over and under the horizontal beams. So I can add them.
The flanges on the pieces of beam are all 1/2" thick, as is the middle of the H.

I am taking everything to my friend on the 3d of May. He has a metal shop so he has lots of material available. It should be no big deal to weld pieces of plate in to rigidize the structure.
 

Victor Creazzi

King of Bondo
Web stiffeners take up no space they weld in perpendicular to the web between the flanges. If your welder has done any structural work, he will know all about them. I've spent days adding stiffeners in commercial buildings. I think what you are thinking of is bearing plates, also a good thing.
 
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Bruno

Administrator
Staff member
Ah Now I see. Yeah I was planning on adding stiffeners like you describe. They take up no extra space.
 
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