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martin perman17/11/2019 20:43:43
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Gentlemen,

This maybe of no interest to anybody but I'm about to start cutting long lengths of 4" x 4" box section to make an engine trolley for my Lister M ready to show next season, I needed a stand to support the steel box whilst cutting to length and came up with the following.

I have a pair of axle stands, (1st picture) I took one as the base of the stand and removed the piece the car sits on, (2nd picture) I then took a Dexion tension piece that holds self assembly racking together and after measuring the height from the floor to the saw vice table cut the tension piece from the top of the flat face to the correct point along the tube, I then cut off the upright angled piece off and cleaned up the edges and (3rd picture) finally placed the the tube into the stand.

One simple but useful support for my saw and its also still an axle stand.

Martin P

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oldvelo18/11/2019 19:54:50
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Hi Martin

Good way to use axle stands for a base. A Three Legged Base is always better than a round base. If the load becomes unstable and is all on two legs they will not be on a single point as with a round base that becomes a wheel.

Eric

Jeff Dayman18/11/2019 20:39:12
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Those stands will come in handy for a lot of jobs, I would think. Nicely done.

Nigel Graham 208/12/2019 21:37:07
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Good idea!

I think I would not modify my axle-stands themselves but make longer-version columns that can be swapped with the originals as and when needed. (On mine, the columns can simply be lifted out.)

I've often resorted to clamping battens across the workshop doorway at the right height, not just for the band-saw but also the bench-drill.

Oldiron08/12/2019 21:49:37
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Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 08/12/2019 21:37:07:

Good idea!

I think I would not modify my axle-stands themselves but make longer-version columns that can be swapped with the originals as and when needed. (On mine, the columns can simply be lifted out.)

I've often resorted to clamping battens across the workshop doorway at the right height, not just for the band-saw but also the bench-drill.

I think that is exactly what Martin has done.

regards

Derek Lane08/12/2019 22:38:14
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THIS will not interest you to purchase but it may interest in the sense of making the top with a roller this allows for moving it along the top ready for another cut if needed.

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martin perman09/12/2019 08:40:32
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Posted by Oldiron on 08/12/2019 21:49:37:
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 08/12/2019 21:37:07:

Good idea!

I think I would not modify my axle-stands themselves but make longer-version columns that can be swapped with the originals as and when needed. (On mine, the columns can simply be lifted out.)

I've often resorted to clamping battens across the workshop doorway at the right height, not just for the band-saw but also the bench-drill.

I think that is exactly what Martin has done.

regards

That is what I did do, I still use the axle stands so they are now duel purpose.

Martin P

Graham Meek09/12/2019 10:46:12
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This may be of interest for those who have 4.5" Metal cutting saws.

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fig 2 bar support stowed away when not in use.jpg

It was made using structural aluminium picked up at a local scrap yard.

Regards

Gray,

not done it yet09/12/2019 11:40:08
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From old aluminium window frames might be an alternative? Perhaps joined back to back if not sufficiently rigid?

Neat storage.smiley

Clive Foster09/12/2019 16:10:46
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My version uses a folding axle stand from LiDL. Legs flop together so I can hang it on the wall if it gets in the way.

Centre tube has a welded on bung in the bottom end with a tapped hole in it, part of an old weight machine / exercise bench "reduced to produce".   Screwing in a bolt made adjustment to get the through hole for the pin in just the right place easy. At £10 off E-Bay the exercise bench was good value for money as a materials source.

Mostly used with my Rapidor power hacksaw but also fits my import horizontal vertical saw on its home brew trolley & cupboard stand.

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Edited By Clive Foster on 09/12/2019 16:12:58

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