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Old 02-15-2020, 10:28 AM
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Hey, digr, I'm not familiar with Smartdraw. Is it a free download, or pay-to-use?

Which specific program did you use for the drawing?
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Chris, if you need more let me know I took a pile off a couple of hospital beds + all sorts of control boxes and wiring .
I just might do that. The son has already scheduled most of my and summer this year doing his shop build.
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All he has to do is come visit me for some too!
Thanks for the offer, but Whitetrash is a bit closer for me.
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Hey, digr, I'm not familiar with Smartdraw. Is it a free download, or pay-to-use?

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Its more of a drawing program for business, but I just make shapes and put them together, I see by the link there is still a 30 day trial.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:49 PM
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I bought a fine China 8 1/4" travel actuator from Surplus Center for $49 and got it installed on my Buffalo, also fabed a new junction box with a outlet for my light. I still have to get it wired. It works great, a tad slow but that's alright with me.
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I bought a fine China 8 1/4" travel actuator from Surplus Center for $49 and got it installed on my Buffalo, also fabed a new junction box with a outlet for my light. I still have to get it wired. It works great, a tad slow but that's alright with me.


Looks good. I see you lost a lot of travel though. Would it have been strong enough to have put a pulley on top like a forklift mast and cable to the sleeve that raises the table?
I’m getting some ideas for the ones I have from old hospital beds.


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Old 02-23-2020, 11:37 AM
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Looks good. I see you lost a lot of travel though. Would it have been strong enough to have put a pulley on top like a forklift mast and cable to the sleeve that raises the table?
I’m getting some ideas for the ones I have from old hospital beds.


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The lift comes off if needed, the way it is setup now I can reach threw the table with a 1/8" bit with the lift extended and have 13" from the chuck to the table when retracted with another 5" if needed. Can you draw a pic of your idea?
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Old 02-23-2020, 12:15 PM
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Nice Idea...I like that and you always do a nic clean job of your projects
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The lift comes off if needed, the way it is setup now I can reach threw the table with a 1/8" bit with the lift extended and have 13" from the chuck to the table when retracted with another 5" if needed. Can you draw a pic of your idea?


Tried to draw something on phone. Hopefully it gets idea across.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:33 PM
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Just messing around with your idea, two problems, how to support the top of the actuator and I don't know how it will like the side load. You did give me a idea tho I am going to swing the actuator around to the back of the post
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