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I am in the process of planning a re-organisation of my workshop, and have hit upon the idea of providing a free-standing cabinet on which to mount my Fobco Star and free-up some bench space.
Has anybody got any experience of doing this and can recommend either a design for a wooden cabinet, or used a commercially available item (I had considered buying a suitably sized milling machine stand from Warco or similar)?
Any suggestions appreciated.
|Clive Brown 1||28/04/2022 18:45:12|
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In my previous workshop I mounted my Fobco on an old wooden kitchen cabinet with a plywood top, about 19mm thick IIRC, it had a drawer and cupboard. Worked well, the Fobco is not overly heavy, but it's now stood on a bench.
I do have a milling machine stand, from Axminster, and I'm sure that would also be OK for the Fobco, but they'e not particularly cheap. Mine came with pre-fitted mounting points welded in place for a mill and these would need to be removed for the Fobco.
Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 28/04/2022 18:46:05
|Thor 🇳🇴||28/04/2022 18:57:53|
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I'm using a tool-cabinet with drawers, similar to this, for my 120kg milling machine. I put a thick piece of kitchen top on top of it and some angle iron to support it. I also changed the wheels. It has done the job for over a decade, the drawers are handy for the milling machine tools and cutters.
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Have a good look around youtube. There are lots of video's of making cabinets etc for lathes & milling machines. I cannot point you to one but a search should find them for you.
|Ian Parkin||29/04/2022 12:15:33|
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I would buy a secondhand bisley multidrawer cabinet with 10 or 15 drawers
when thats full of bits and bobs ( and drill bits) it wont move and the top at 10x 15 inches is perfect for a fobco
|Dave Halford||29/04/2022 14:02:24|
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I did this for a Centec 2A with a Kinchrome trolley from when Bunnings owed Homebase with just a 1/2" chipboard table top to stiffen it. The trolley doesn't care!
However I wouldn't use anything with spindly little wheels.
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