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    Work piece support using a lathe and wood blocks

    I have my small drill press mounted up on the elevated portion in my machine shop trailer.
    the space right now is sort of a catch all but it serves for now.
    When drilling parts several feet long I need something solid to rest them on.
    What could be more solid than a 6000 lb lathe a 16" hunk of glue lam beam and an 8x10 block with a piece of 3/4" thick steel on top of that
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Workpiece Support to our Drilling and Drill Presses category,
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    Frank, I'm sure you could have substituted the kitchen sink for one of those blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isambard View Post
    Frank, I'm sure you could have substituted the kitchen sink for one of those blocks!
    Na, tried one of those once, the dishes kept getting in the way



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