since this photobucket trick went so well, thought i'd share another idea or two.
my plasma cutter has been a mixed blessing.
its a godsend to have, but it always managed
to trip me up in the shop... cables/cords everywhere, always under my feet. finally gave it the respect it deserved. threw together a "swing arm" .. sort of like you see TV sets hanging from.
the arm is 40x40x3 (mm) tubing, with two pivot points. air and power supply moved to ceiling. i can nowswing it in over the bench and i get good reach from the corner its on. with the 12' cables, i can do
damage just about anywhere in the shop!
photo1: hanging happily about 4' in the air, midway between its swing. folds into the corner and hides away.
photo2: same thing, different view
photo3: detail of the 'base'.. put a nylo(g)
washer in the mix to smooth the motion.
pins/bushings are all turned a bit tight to keep the cutter from swinging on its own when using(pulling) the cables.
bonus picture!: anvil/vice hybrid. had an oldpiece of railroad around that i used for pounding. lights up the little blacksmith in me. chopped off a piece of the tail to make a movable vice jaw (laying on top) milled slots/drilled holes, mostly for fun, but also for driving pins through. more to come as progress continues.
hope all is well