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Old 11-26-2018, 01:44 PM
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I don't, for the life of me, see how I can use these stands in my particular situation.

Looks to be impossible to correctly level the machine, considering there aren't any feet, just a flat surface.

My floor is wood, and sloping 1/4" per running foot lengthwise to the machine.

I have a similar stand underneath my mill, and it's less than vibration free. Annoying when using a boring head, or taking heavy cuts with other tooling.

Gonna build a new stand (PITA time user upper) out of square tubing that has 4 distinct feet contacting the floor supports/plates.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:55 PM
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Just add some adjustable feet.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:00 PM
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Just add some adjustable feet.
+1 for sure!! nice stands
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:43 PM
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Do y'all honestly think adjustable pads would work? I've never put one of these together.

I'm not thrilled with the flat stock under the stands, doesn't look as if it's adequate to support the thing without vibration. It's just some flats welded to the thin gage cabinet, with a pretty healthy overhang inside.

If it's feasible,, I'd sure like to use the stands.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:49 PM
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It's a really light machine, and it actually has to be secured TO the floor. Only weighs 1100# plus the cabinets (maybe another 70-100#)

I can run plate under the adj feet, and bolt to that plate.

Remember, I gotta raise the headstock about 1 1/2" to level the thing. Wouldn't be an issue if the thing didn't run all geartrains in an oil bath. Things gotta be level for the right oil flow.

Suppose I could mill riser blocks for the headstock at the required angle, so's the bolt will be plumb to the stands. I can trick the tailstock end for squaring the bolts to the cabinet.
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How about a angle Iron frame to set them in?
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