At Texas Metal Works we own a very expensive and extremely accurate laser measuring system. It’s the same system used in the aerospace industry, and we use it to test our tables for quality control purposes. Since most people don’t have access to a $100,000 measuring tool, I wanted to share some information that you’ll […]
Sometimes, you just need to have a little fun. So in the interests of Science, we’re posting some little games you can play. For no good reason at all. Enjoy!!! Tetris Click the image to play the game, then use your arrow keys to control the blocks and fill up solid rows to make them
The easiest way to figure out how much a steel plate weighs.
The one where we explain why in the world you should care about the type of steel a welding table is made out of…
We explain the difference between Fabricated, Milled and Blanchard Ground welding tables. In plain old English!
Howdy folks! I wanted to take a moment to let you know about a significant delay we’re experiencing (or are about to be) when it comes to our StrongHand accessories. We’re one of the biggest resellers of their tools, and we typically receive large quantities on a routine basis. However due to COVID shutdowns in
Hard work. Attention to detail. Pride of workmanship. We’ve got no secrets – we want our customers to know what goes into the tables we build. So today I’m outlining how we build our welding tables, and also importantly why we build them this way. (Note: We have a more recent article about the different
If you ever need to flip a big heavy welding table, or just about any other kind of table, and you happen to have a forklift nearby, here’s the easiest way we know of to make it happen in just a few quick steps! Know of any other good techniques – with or without a
Should you really pony up the cash to pay for an extra thick top on your already expensive welding / Fabrication table? No. Here’s why.
If you pick up one of our exceptional welding tables you may be wondering what to do with all of those fixturing holes! Well, this article will outline some of our favorite options. Clamping The holes on all of our tables are cut to accommodate “standard” tooling that is labeled as either 5/8″ or 16mm.
We sell a lot of welding tables, and the two most common questions are: Well, we’ll tackle number two later, so for now let’s talk about how to care for steel tables that are exposed to the elements. Both before and after they get attacked with rust. WD-40 Is Your Best Friend Although everyone knows
Installation guide for our Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Cargo and Accessory shelf system.
What Exactly Is Flat? One of the most misleading things in the welding table supply business is the way vendors intermix machine specifications while discussing welding table flatness, ignoring the difference between finished products and the machines they’re made on. So let’s clear things up. There are two primary types of welding tables being supplied
Normally we post about projects we design and fabricate on our own, but this time we’ve got to give a huge shout-out to Richard Day at 42Fab in Oklahoma City. Richard has a YouTube channel where he shares all sorts of projects, and when we saw his Giant Steel Chiminea project it was love at
A little while back we had the opportunity to redesign and refurbish the old picnic tables at a local park. The old tables had a nice concrete base firmly planted in cement, but they had extremely weathered, rusty and downright dangerous expanded metal surfaces that were desperately in need of replacement! So we decided to
Our friend and professional woodworker Kevin Tunis is always coming up with crazy ideas for beautiful wood tables, and occasionally they are so massive they could use a little extra support. We worked together to create a unique Texas-themed support for one of his custom projects. The wood legs for the table are plenty strong
We recently had the opportunity to create a beautiful piece of wall art from the Johnson Service Group logo for a new office location in Texas. The concept was to recreate their corporate logo as a 3D sign to hang in the reception area. This meant the logo first had to be re-created in a
My buddy Kevin Tunis is a woodworker with a flare for making high-end custom tables with rare and massive wood slab tops. One such table is his Texas Elite which merges classical woodworking with custom metal fabrication for a table unlike anything you can get anywhere! Kevin loves to challenge convention, and the design of
Custom orders are always fun, because by their very nature each one is unique and that makes for a challenge. This one was no exception… Our client had a home with a small decorative brick pattern near the top of the front wall of the house, but the pattern was too small and they were
If you haven’t seen the custom ramps over at RaceRamps.com and you’re into any sort of powersports, you should really check them out. They make a line of trailer ramps that help extend the drive up door for low vehicle entry. The ramps are good looking and functional, but you do need to find a
If you happen to own any sort of metal cutting bandsaw you’ve probably experienced the frustration of setting it up to do 45 degree cuts. The guide on the bandsaw is always off by just a little bit, which makes for annoyingly inaccurate cuts. But there is a $5 solution for that! A cheap welding
I love to grill. But why is it that the weakest part of every single grill sold is always the grilling surface? It’s arguably the most important part, but even the “best” grills come with mediocre grates. Well, since I have a fabrication shop, I decided to remedy that by building the best damn grate
It’s not all fun and games in the shop. Wait! Actually, it is! It is always fun and games in the shop. Even when we aren’t making crazy bottle openers, or amazing coat racks. Any day cutting and welding stuff in the shop is a good day! Today’s challenge was to create custom supports designed
When bladesmiths sit around talking about their inspiration it’s only a matter of time before the conversation comes around to Master Bladesmith Jerry Fisk. He’s a great teacher, a mentor to many fantastic bladesmiths, an honorable man, and a good friend. Every master craftsman needs a nice sign to hang in the shop, so we