Ideas for thick wall square tubing

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Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by BZOOK » Tue 21 Apr, 2020 9:12 am

So I have three 2m lengths of 5mm wall 65X65mm wide square section. I'm wondering what projects I could use it for. Seems too heavy duty for a work bench, feels like it should be used to make some sort of tool or jig. Any great ideas? Brackets?

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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by gwagensteve » Tue 21 Apr, 2020 9:19 pm

Make a bench and put 10mm plate on top of it. Once you have a bench that heavy and flat it changes everything. you can smash and bash and weld to it and whatever and it doesn't move.

My "heavy" bench has 75x75x3mm legs/frame and a 10mm top. It's fantastic.

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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by BZOOK » Tue 21 Apr, 2020 9:43 pm

gwagensteve wrote:
Tue 21 Apr, 2020 9:19 pm
Make a bench and put 10mm plate on top of it. Once you have a bench that heavy and flat it changes everything. you can smash and bash and weld to it and whatever and it doesn't move.

My "heavy" bench has 75x75x3mm legs/frame and a 10mm top. It's fantastic.

Steve.
I have a very sturdy bench but it only has 2mm sheet on top. I'd love a 10mm top at some stage.

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Post by Greg » Wed 22 Apr, 2020 8:03 am

65x656x5 is the same material as tow hitch sleeves - i.e. it neatly sleeves 50x50 box.

I bought a metre of it so I could use trailer hitch pins to attach accessories to my trailer - i.e. spare tyre holders and hand winches.

6 metres - that's gotta be close to 60 hitch attachments!

(geez it is heavy though)

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Post by BZOOK » Wed 22 Apr, 2020 8:08 am

Greg wrote:
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 8:03 am
65x656x5 is the same material as tow hitch sleeves - i.e. it neatly sleeves 50x50 box.

I bought a metre of it so I could use trailer hitch pins to attach accessories to my trailer - i.e. spare tyre holders and hand winches.

6 metres - that's gotta be close to 60 hitch attachments!

(geez it is heavy though)
And I think 60 hitch attachments on a trailer would look ugly too Greg!!🤣
I've see those clever peeps who add something similar to the underside of a work bench then add large equipment to the 50x50 for easy attachment and removal.

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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by Greg » Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:51 am

BZOOK wrote:
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 8:08 am
And I think 60 hitch attachments on a trailer would look ugly too Greg!!🤣
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! My 75 hitch receivers look awesome now that I have had them chromed!

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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by BZOOK » Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:58 am

Greg wrote:
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:51 am
BZOOK wrote:
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 8:08 am
And I think 60 hitch attachments on a trailer would look ugly too Greg!!🤣
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! My 75 hitch receivers look awesome now that I have had them chromed!
Ok....you win the funny reply game today!! They must be pretty short if they were all cut from a metre!

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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by Damo » Wed 22 Apr, 2020 12:09 pm

Boom boom over to you Greg lol

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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by porter.8.luke » Fri 24 Apr, 2020 5:34 pm

75 chrome receivers! And they follow you around Greg..... :o
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Re: Ideas for thick wall square tubing

Post by BZOOK » Sat 02 May, 2020 2:51 pm

Rock sliders, hydraulic press?

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