View Full Version : Mill table project

06-28-2004, 10:06 PM
I just finished a mill table project that was in the MW magazine. here are some pictures. I made a few changes. I added some sides I was afraid vibration would allow things to walk off the sides. Then I thought it would be handy to have my drill bits close by and a place for the my coolmist bottle. I stopped adding things it started to remind me of MR Hanney’s wagon on green acres. This was a great idea from the author of the project in MW. I left the magazine at work or I would thank him by name. I have been having a hard time getting my supper spacer on and off the mill table it weighs about 90 LB. I also want to upgrade to a new mill vise also very heavy. I have a bad back and it makes it difficult to lift this stuff. I had been thinking of making some sort of lift for these items but this solved the problem thanks again to the author of the article.

I also added some photos of a vise stand, saw stand and outfeed roller I find very handy. A guy had made a comment in an earlier thread about a vise he could not mount to a table due to the design I hope you see this if you don’t have a vise on a stand you can not imagine how handy it is. The one draw back to mounting this way is not being able to really reef on something to make a bend without the whole thing spinning. This is a good addition to having another vise mounted on a bench.





06-29-2004, 09:58 PM
Lookin' good, very practical.

06-29-2004, 11:47 PM
Looks very good and very convienient! I have 2 small oil display racks along the wall to the rear of both mills to hold all the accessories for the vertical and horizontal mills. They keep every thing close, but sometimes not too handy.

BTW my shop is beginning to look like the back of Mr. Haney's truck.


06-30-2004, 09:46 AM
Now tell the truth Gundog, how much time did you spend cleaning and straightening up befor taking those photos?

06-30-2004, 10:49 AM
John Stephenson, did you notice what a floor looks like? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

06-30-2004, 07:23 PM
Awh crap,now you got me started,first thing I did at work today,shower the bp with love and affection,damn thing didn't even kiss me back http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Looks good to me,always helps to have a place to shove things heavy.Thats the next "mill project"project at work,I need a arm for a 6" vise and one for a 12"r/t,guess I'll be busy.

06-30-2004, 09:47 PM
I did sweep the floor. I try to keep things picked up after each project. Sometimes I have to stop in the middle of the project and clean up so I can find all of the tools again. I am very forgetfull I can't tell you how many times I have spent 20 minutes looking for something that was in my back pocket. That reminds me I am suposed to be looking for camp sites on the net right now the boss told me so. I think she thinks we have nude photos on here since I spend so much time reading posts lately.