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Old 11-27-2018, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Farmersamm View Post
The container has 12" centers under the floor, and the original wood floor. Very close grained hardwood.
Samm, I have my machine shop in a seacan like you do. I have found the floor to be very solid and stable. My lathe is heavier, but I would not blame the floor.
My can is supported every 10 ft by screw piles with 2-7/8 well tubing extensions to lift the can 3 ft off the ground. Solid as a church.

I suspect you are on the right track with needing a solid stand. Those should be able to be made rigid with some work.
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