I needed to be able to move a lathe in my garage and forklift had to lift it by swinging from forks unstead of getting under it. I made dollies out of scrap and was able to get it inside after power washing and cleaning it up after getting it home. I was able to buy it extremely cheap I think because it was almost unrecognizable under all the crud. Came out of a machine shop that really had no means to clean it like I did and it had probably had been written off years ago. I put all my heavy stuff in cradles to be able to move occasionally. I have never seen this machine run so I wanted to get it hooked up to see if it was going to join the family or get deported. Several years ago I built a rotary phase converter so I needed to get it close to power.
I made the wheels low and used 1x1x1/8" to house long bolts made by welding all thread 5/8-11 all thread on one end and welding stop on the other end to clamp the wheels to the machine. Pics show what I did.
I feel so bad that I did not make a video showing me cutting every piece and welding together but I am sure folks here will figure it out.
I really like seeing the projects from so many talented people here. I have also included other pics of machine cradles I have been using for several years. My motto is build it cheaply but safely and use what you have if possible.j