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Build A 1/2 Ton Metrology Centre

Ever wanted to build a Metrology Centre to hold all your important measuring tools? In this first video, learn how to support a heavy granite surface plate 6″ thick and keep it balanced on a steel tube frame. Check out the video below:

In part 2 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn how to welding up the stand for the granite surface plate. Check out part 2 below:

In part 3 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn some tricks for using a bead roller to create a design for the side panels. Check out part 3 below:

In part 4 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn how to design and create the drawers that can handle the weight requirements. Check out part 4 below:

In part 5 of the Ultimate Metrology Center, learn how to assemble the table. Check out part 5 below and stay tuned for the final part in this video series:

The final part of the Ultimate Metrology Center video series, Dale shows off the finished product, as well as a peak inside the metrology center at his collection of metrology tools:

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At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, tool steel, engineering steel, brass, bronze and copper.

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