Hello Hello Langmuir Forum!
I am heavily considering adding a trio of Arc Flat tables to my workshop (for a 3’x6’ finished size). As Langmuir has typically done some promotion on Black Friday, I’m starting to do my research now, so that I can confidently purchase (or not) if there is a good deal at the end of the month.
YouTube is FULL of some inspiring “Fabrication Table” builds, but it is surprisingly absent anything “custom” centering around the Arc Flat (or multiple Arc Flats). Has anyone on here built anything cool?
I haven’t been very impressed by what I have seen of Langmuir’s leg kits, and I definitely want this thing to be on heavy casters with built-in levelers. I would also like some under storage, but still need room for my TIG pedal too.
Also, what is the most economical way to true up multiple tables together? I know some have mentioned clamping angle iron across the table surfaces. I don’t have any large sections of angle on hand, but I will be purchasing quite a bit of 2x2” 0.120” or 3/16” wall for my table base, so perhaps that material will be sufficient for clamping the table tops together, on their sides before I build the base? Or perhaps I should buy a big piece of angle just for this purpose? Any other ideas?
Anyway, inadvertently my Langmuir Systems content on my YouTube channel has been some of my most viewed (~20k views), so I will probably document this build if I do end up going this way, and I suppose I’ll update this thread if/when I do.
I guess I’d be remiss to not mention that some of you will remember me from my months long and nearly 1,000 post SAGA about a Crossfire Pro that would freeze up Fire Control and crash my torch. As Langmuir locked that thread (and I was just plain exhausted), I didn’t really “follow up”, but either the new box or the new THC fixed the freezing, and I haven’t had an issue since. Langmuir was going to get back to me after they tested my returned equipment (and hopefully identified the issue), but I never did hear back…
I wish I could say that I’ve been using the Langmuir Table like crazy. I’ve cranked out some cool signs and some parts, but truth be told I’ve been bogged down with sort of “general mechanical” work lately. Regardless, I’m funneling any profit I make back into the fabrication equipment in my shop, and hope to someday get more “creative” work that will let me use these great tools more.