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Old 02-23-2004, 08:28 AM
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I strongly recommend you don't permanently Mount your portable equipment on the 3x3s. I guarantee that when you finally move in, you will want to rearrange your floor space 'cause it always looks different in real life than on paper and if the equipment is fixed to the floor, you will be very frustrated. Also, you may need to convert the space to an appartment for Aunt Bertha and she may not want a 6" grinder in front of the big screen!

The way I handle my pedestal mounted machinery is to build my own pedestals. I get an old wheel from the junk yard and cut off 1/2 of the rim leaving the web looking up and the remaining rim looking down. Then I weld a 3" round pipe for the pedestal in the middle of the wheel web. Turn the wheel over and weld a few 1/2" rebars across the inside of the wheel rim to anchor cement, then fill the cavity with cement, flush with the bottom of the rim. Then stand the unit up on its base and put a smooth cement dome on the top so stuff will cascade off and not collect. You can get fancy by embedding conduit inside the post and integrating a starter switch in the post. Weld a plate on top to mount the machinery, paint it purty and you will have a stable, portable, good looking tool pedestal that cost nearly nothing.

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you can post what ever you want on your own site, but i would ask that you refrain from calling my comments ignorant, you are with only 2 posts here a newbie, and should judge people by the merits of theri answers, and not resort to namecalling when you dont hear all praize. And secondly when you post somthing here you should propably expect to have people voice their oppinion, and your reaction to an oppinion that isnt compatible with your own seem a little infantile to me. my point was exactly the one adcart made about the money not going towards somthing usefull. I have every respect for your work, which looke prety good. but your customer looks like a nuveau rich showoff judging by his choices. Choices like installing all the expensive tools in the book in a room that in your own words isnt for wrenching but only for storage.

(ps. just thought id add a comment on the choice or the word "ignorant" i propably wouldnt be able to finish my degree in engineering nor attend Medschool, both of wich ive done on full academic schollarship, were i as ignorant as you claim.)
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