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lazlo
02-22-2012, 07:53 PM
Like everyone else here, I'm continually trying to squeeze 10 lbs of machine shop into a 5lb bag. I've got a bunch of grinders and buffers, and not nearly enough space for pedestals for each of them.

I saw a similar design on Garage Journal, here's my version, built around a Burr King grinder pedestal. 2" x 1/4" angle iron:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4734.jpg

Mitre cuts at 120 and some quick trig calculations for the length:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4732.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4725.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4733.jpg

lazlo
02-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Weld in some gussets for the Baldor 500. The framing hammer is for the transfer punch -- honest! :)

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4742.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4736.jpg

lazlo
02-22-2012, 07:57 PM
...and 15 minutes later, it's done! :D

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4750.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4751.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4752.jpg

lazlo
02-22-2012, 07:57 PM
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4753.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4754.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Grinder%20Stand/IMG_4755.jpg

Gary Gill
02-22-2012, 08:16 PM
That looks like a good use of floor space. Maybe an adjustable light mounted in the center would be handy.

sasquatch
02-22-2012, 08:32 PM
Lazlo, nice looking stand and good planning!!

Thanks for posting another interesting project!!

gundog
02-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Very nice.

monkers
02-22-2012, 09:22 PM
fantastic idea and execution......I may have to "borrow" this idea!!! great job

wierdscience
02-22-2012, 10:09 PM
You do realise that one day your still gonna have to get a bigger shop?:D

lazlo
02-22-2012, 10:20 PM
You do realise that one day your still gonna have to get a bigger shop?:D

I'm afraid to buy a bigger shop Darin -- I'll buy more machines :o

Mcgyver
02-22-2012, 10:20 PM
looks good Robert, good idea!

Theiskell
02-22-2012, 11:04 PM
Great idea! Beautiful execution also.

JoeLee
02-23-2012, 12:04 AM
Very nice! Is the stand going to be bolted to the floor or are you doing a balancing act??

JL..................

mike4
02-23-2012, 02:25 AM
Well thought out and should make life easier.
The question i have is could you have made the grinders rotate into position ?
Not being critical of your design ,just thinking of the floor space required to walk around to each machine.
Michael

bill70j
02-23-2012, 06:53 AM
Great design (and a beautiful bead!)

Doozer
02-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Now instead of flinging grit in one direction,
you can fling grit in all directions.
Better to have grinders up against a wall or
in a corner, and have the machines in the middle.
It just looks like it takes up more floor space
than it saves. Use your fab skills to put some
wheels on something.
Dwell a little bit before you terminate the bead.
It looks like the formation of a crater crack.
--Doozer

Tony
02-23-2012, 09:38 AM
3 station?
c'mon, you can fit another grinder right there in middle!

nice work.
Tony

bborr01
02-23-2012, 10:07 AM
Very nice. Thanks for posting the pics.

Brian

skipd1
02-23-2012, 10:22 AM
Thats a great idea and excellant build quality. I may steal that idea and adapt it to my two grinder stand that has a lazy-susan under to rotate them around. Thanks for the pics
Regards.
Skip

EddyCurr
02-23-2012, 02:43 PM
Nicely done.

Looks like a Nomad collapsible welding table from Strong Hand Tools in
post #3. Do you like it?

.

mikem
02-23-2012, 03:26 PM
Way better welding than I could do!

Chris165
02-23-2012, 09:28 PM
That is a very nice design and well made. I only wish I had the room for something like that.