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    A table for my mill

    I needed a strong low vibration table for my 3HP 3ph Enco mill on my Converted Household goods trailer now dubbed the machine shop van. Not wanting to spend a lot of money for a 30 by 93" sheet of 1" or thicker steel plate and not wanting to have to fabricate such a heavy table in the van either I bought 20 cheap 2x4 studs gallon of wood glue and 4 1/2" all thread 36" long for less than $80.00
    Studs resting on the scrap wood saw horses
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    I pre-drilled all of the studs then assembled them on the rods slathering glue on them as I went
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    after sanding both top and bottom smooth I used the long drill bit I made to attach the table to the wheel wells of the van (see stretch your drill bit thread)
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    I then cut a steel overlay for it from a sheet of 3/16" AR 400 plate left over from a previous build ( see the Dump truck extension thread)
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    Glue freely slathered to thye table top then the steep plate laid in place a few tack welds to hold a back stop on
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    Mill installed and bolted in place
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    Last edited by Frank S; 03-03-2016 at 11:45 PM.
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Mill Table to our Storage and Organization category, as well as to your builder page: Frank S' Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Greetings from Canada

    Impressive stuff you build Frank.

    Question, what is the machine on your avatar picture?

    Bob Braun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manitoba Man View Post
    Greetings from Canada

    Impressive stuff you build Frank.

    Question, what is the machine on your avatar picture?

    Bob Braun
    Thanks Bob,
    My avatar is a DuMore #2 versi-mill that I used to have. I mainly used it in conjunction with several line boring bars that I made to re-bore the bearing locations on heavy equipment before I went to Kuwait in 2002
    Then in 2003 I took it and 43,000 lbs worth of other machines over there to use to set up several factories.
    the Dumore and all of my equipment that I took over plus many machines that I made while my wife and I were there is still there.
    One of the handiest machines I ever owned and one day will take the time to make one just so I will have it again


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