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Old 2012-09-03, 10:15am
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My very Basic setup. Box fan for ventilation, this is in the works and will be improved. Pint beer cans cut in half to hold punty rods and color. Old CD rack bent backwards to hold points and other hot glass. Its all a work in progress. But I finally have it and its mine. Super proud and stoked. Suggestions welcome!
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Old 2012-09-03, 10:41am
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might I suggest some kind of covering for your table top......tile or sheet metal.

looking good though.
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Old 2012-09-03, 10:52am
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might I suggest some kind of covering for your table top......tile or sheet metal.

looking good though.
Totally. The table has since been burned many times and I want to get it covered asap. The shop that I worked at prior to this had tile and I wasn't to thrilled on it. Maybe it was cheap stuff, I don't know but it liked to crack. Sheet metal is surprisingly expensive.
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Old 2012-09-03, 12:07pm
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I'm setting up my first studio so I have been doing alot of shopping around. An alternative to sheet metal would be metal flashing. It comes in different widths and you can tack or screw it to your table top. They carry it at the home improvement stores or hardware,lumber yards.
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Old 2012-09-03, 1:08pm
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Ceramic backer board (Hardibacker) is available at Lowes or Home Depot for under $14 per 3 x 5 foot piece. The 1/2 inch variety works well for a work surface. Also place a sheet on the back to prevent any possible issue with heat from the torch.

And test your ventilation with the 'smoke test' to make sure it is adequate.

Plus make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy.
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Old 2012-09-03, 1:52pm
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Good work!
My dh lined my bench with some type of sheet metal. I think aluminum perhaps. It was very reasonable and no probs with anything catching on fire.
It was easy to put down and still looks good after over a year. Although it doesn't like my vinnegar salt pickle.
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Old 2012-09-03, 6:13pm
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Grats, Troy. Looking forward to some pics of your work, now.

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Old 2012-09-03, 11:13pm
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Ceramic backer board (Hardibacker) is available at Lowes or Home Depot for under $14 per 3 x 5 foot piece. The 1/2 inch variety works well for a work surface. Also place a sheet on the back to prevent any possible issue with heat from the torch.

And test your ventilation with the 'smoke test' to make sure it is adequate.

Plus make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy.
I used hardibacker and painted it with flat black paint so I could see the
flame better. It sucks up a lot of paint.
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Old 2012-09-04, 4:10am
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Ask around if you know any screen room builders etc, often they throw away scraps similar to flashing.

i also painted black, so see better, and use chalk to make notes.

Congrats!

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Old 2012-09-04, 9:07am
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do you have a scrap yard in your area, old aluminum street signs work good for covering wood and are easy to cut. Looks like a great start!
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Old 2012-09-08, 9:39pm
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Hi - since you're in the Chicago area, find out when the various colleges/universities etc. have their surplus property auctions. They're usually scheduled every few months. One can find amazing deals for everything from glass storage to work tops. I posted my studio fairly recently - and some of the stuff I got includes: slate top for a back work table, storage cabinet, old computer work station for my torch table, etc. Sometimes other types of auctions can have stuff too. My stainless steel kiln table came from a pizza joint closing auction. Mind you it took several years of auctions to come up with some stuff, but replacement of something that was make do with something that really works - for cheap - is worth keeping an eye out.

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Old 2012-09-12, 1:59pm
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Grats, Troy. Looking forward to some pics of your work, now.

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I've uploaded some pictures.

Thank you folks. If you look into one of the pictures you can see my fire extinguisher. I will look into your suggestions!
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Old 2012-10-14, 7:18pm
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My husband and I bought a piece of scrap metal for my table top for a very good price. They then cut it for us for $5 a cut, and voila, I have a fireproof table top, and wall board, for about $50.
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