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    Easy Stand for Grinder, Vise, Arbor Press, etc.

    I made this stand (first 2 photos) for a grinder, but it could be used for a variety of purposes. On this one, I used a round Walker Turner drill press base weighing about 40 lbs. Top sleeve is 3 1/4" OD x 1/4" wall DOM. Longer bottom tube is 2 3/4" OD x 1/4" wall DOM. Plate at top is 12" x 10" x 1/2" hot roll. Both ends of the 2 3/4" DOM had to be turned down a few thousandths, as DOM is slightly oversize. Stand can be quickly disassembled by loosening a few set screws.

    The third photo shows a larger, 55 lb. Craftsman base used on a second grinder stand. Fourth photo shows two large Walker Turner bases used for a couple of mag. drill stands. All the stands are quite heavy as is, but could be made even heavier by capping the bottom of the tube and filling with sand.



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    If you're going to do the sand-fill, you might want to put the smaller DOM on the bottom. Good repurposing of old drill press bases...

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    Thanks tmate3! We've added your Grinder Stand to our Dollies and Stands category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagrizz View Post
    If you're going to do the sand-fill, you might want to put the smaller DOM on the bottom. Good repurposing of old drill press bases...
    I'm not sure I understand your comment. The smaller DOM is on the bottom. Please explain.



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