Re: [mill_drill] Digest Number 2785
Here is a thought about raising the mill and other tools. Somewhere I inherited a pallet jack. My shop has a good concrete floor. I made a pair of legs from 2" x 2" square tube. The horizontal piece is wide enough and the vertical high enough (5" or 6") that the pallet jack can roll under the legs. It is quite stable. I can move it almost anywhere. I had welded square pads on the bottom as feet. I was prepared to add bolt as leveling adjusters, but is was not needed thanks to my concrete guy. BTW I did this for my surface grinder, 7" shaper, and DrillMill.
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Subject: [mill_drill] Digest Number 2785
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 5:29 AM
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- Re: Best Way to Lift RF 45 Clone From: Scott Hogsten
Posted by: "Scott Hogsten" scotthogsten@... scotthogsten
Wed Jul 9, 2008 1:22 pm (PDT)I finally got it on the stand today. I had a couple of challenges and
thought I might share. I had a hard time getting the base to come
loose from the pallet. I ended up jacking and blocking the the pallet
until I could slide and engine crane underneath. For lifting I ended
up with three straps on it two around the column and another going
forward to catch the front edge of the mill. The one going forward let
me trim the mill level it wasn't there to carry weight. The engine
hoist I rented had very narrow gap between the legs so I had to get
creative. I used two 6x6's under the center of the stand to support it
plus a transmission jack under the front for some side to side
stability. I set the mill on the stand. It was fairly secure but it
did seem tippy so pulled the hoist away and used a floor jack to raise
the opposite in and get a 6x6 sideways. Then it was just a matter of
lifting it and lowering it 3/4 and inch at a time.
The stand is a bit low for my tastes I'm definitely going to have to
raise it some. Any thought on good ways to do that ? I was thinking of
using the 6x6's and cutting a cup like area to catch the hockey puck
feet. Once I find a height I like I'm not adverse to pouring a
concrete pad under neath bit I need to figure how high I want it first.
--- In mill_drill@yahoogro ups.com, "Scott Hogsten" <scotthogsten@ ...>
> Been reading scroll back and I'm still a little unclear on the best
> way to lift the mill onto the stand (in one piece). Is the Z axis
> (locked) strong enough or should I fashion something to pass
> underneath and lift from the base ?
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