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New Stand for Swaging Press
Old 05-28-2019, 05:38 PM
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Default New Stand for Swaging Press

As some of you may recall, the "home-made" swaging press I have is a behemoth (71 pounds) and isn't designed for use on anything but a "substantial" stand/table. I broke a solid wood bench top that is 2.5" thick using it. In order to use it with any regularity, I needed to come up with a SUBSTANTIAL stand. And so I did.

The top plate to which the press is attached, is 5"x6"x1/2" steel plate.

The "post", is a 2"x5"x40" steel tube with 1/8" walls, and the foot is 6"x9"x3/8" steel plate.

I was going to weld it together myself, but I have ZERO experience welding, and practicing with a very nice little stick-welder that j0e_bl0ggs gave me, wasn't instilling any confidence that I could do a good job on the VERY FIRST welding project I ever tried. The short story is that I traded some walnut lumber for some professional welding. I'm happy with the result and the 'deal'.

Here are pictures of the mounted press and the whole contraption mounted to the wall.

If I pull that off the wall, there's 'something wrong'.

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