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    Quote Originally Posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
    It's 100% concrete. Fully loaded they're 3000+ lbs, they would sink like a rock offroad.

    One of the reasons I don't want too big of casters is that they lean in more on the swivel. I want the stability.
    I was thinking 2 wheels fixed, 2 wheels castering. Keeps the stability, still steers.

    I also generally put the casters on brackets outside the frame. Still within a reasonable dimension, but even castered "in", the floor contact is pretty much under the frame.
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    Cutoff,drilled and counter sunk 300 3/8" holes in75 pieces of 2-1/2x 2-1/2x 1/4" angle.Made up an aluminum fixture to locate and transfer punch all the hole locations.Had one of the guys do the punching while I did the drilling.


    I got two drills setup inline with a bridgeport,those two along with a roller stand made easy work of it.Did the 3/8 thru hole in the Leland Gifford and the countersink in the Summit.

    The Summit drill has power feed which is really handy for things like the countersink.Cycle time for each angle was about 4 minutes start to finish including punching and handling,so not bad.The Bridgeport in this case is being used as a work support



    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Second half of the same job,I pressed 6 graphite lubed bronze bushings into the engineered sprockets along with some hydraulic wiper seals to help keep dirt and grit out long as possible.Also cut four 2" diameter cold rolled shafts.

    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Tiers View Post
    I was thinking 2 wheels fixed, 2 wheels castering. Keeps the stability, still steers.

    I also generally put the casters on brackets outside the frame. Still within a reasonable dimension, but even castered "in", the floor contact is pretty much under the frame.
    Great minds think alike! Since the wood is 22" and the frame is 18", I figured on the next one, I'd cut the end runs of angle 4" longer and hang the casters on the outside. Then it would have much better stability. 2 Fixed, 2 steer is what I'm running. The fixed wheels do add to the stability, but not as much as one might think since the frame can flex and enormous amount. I could try to remedy it, but I don't think it's worth trying to fight. It may overload 2 of the casters if it was too stiff anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by wierdscience View Post
    Cutoff,drilled and counter sunk 300 3/8" holes in75 pieces of 2-1/2x 2-1/2x 1/4" angle.Made up an aluminum fixture to locate and transfer punch all the hole locations.Had one of the guys do the punching while I did the drilling.
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    I got two drills setup inline with a bridgeport,those two along with a roller stand made easy work of it.Did the 3/8 thru hole in the Leland Gifford and the countersink in the Summit.

    The Summit drill has power feed which is really handy for things like the countersink.Cycle time for each angle was about 4 minutes start to finish including punching and handling,so not bad.The Bridgeport in this case is being used as a work support

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    Whoa. That Leland is a neat old press. What an enormous table! That's a lot of drilling, but it sounds like you got it down pretty efficiently.

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    flipped my table saw upside down. lubed the blade tilting and blade elevation mechanisms. lined up the pulley on the arbor
    flipped my table saw face down. aligned the horizontal motor axis with the arbor
    flipped my table saw upright. aligned the vertical motor axis with the arbor

    I'm a big boy, and I have always been the lift and carry guy. flipping the table saw would have been trivial at 30 or 40. at 64, it's a struggle.

    trying to keep expenses down, because it makes no sense to put money into a saw that was given to me. all the things I need; miter guide,fence, handwheel for the tilt mechanism, can be found for chump change. but the shipping makes it cheaper to buy new.

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    So what did I do?
    I'll let you guess. Anyone recognize the apparatus or what is going on here?:


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    I put lipstick on a pig today. Repurposed my aluminum tool rests I machined for the Baldor that went poof to this Cummings bench grinder


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    So what did I do?
    I'll let you guess. Anyone recognize the apparatus or what is going on here?:
    Making some kind of "elixir" , no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdedmon91 View Post
    ... I put lipstick on a pig today. Repurposed my aluminum tool rests I machined for the Baldor that went poof to this Cummings bench grinder


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    how does the base work on that? I have several big brake discs, but did not think they were heavy enough or big enough for a grinder. of course the Cummins is probably pretty lightweight......
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