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What have you got on order ?
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RE: What have you got on order ?
The sticky sponge type pads are good for that kind of thing. One on each corner.
18-12-2018 03:50 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
There's a thought. Likely to be much cheaper than felt too.

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18-12-2018 04:28 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
You could get a pack in the pound shop most likely.
18-12-2018 05:06 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
(18-12-2018 09:53 AM)Don Wrote:  Ordered an angle grinder holder to use as a chopsaw. Cheaper than buying something better, that I couldn't justify buying anyway. This should mean less wasted metal and less cleaning up after cutting.

And I found a metal dealer locally which should make getting lumps of metal cheaper.

I'll stick with mild steel as stainless while nicer is a lot more expensive and a lot tougher on tooling. Which may be consumable but isn't cheap.

I'm thinking about getting some chunks of 50x10 steel which will make rather nice atty building stands when sliced into 50x50 chunks (50mm is 32/1000 of an inch less than 2"). That should weigh about half a pound which should make a nice stable stand.

I'll need to get some felt to stick to the underside so it doesn't do evil things to furniture. Or get some wood to mount them in.

I'd go with a polymer cutting bord as a platform , light and rotproof pluss inexpensive. Put a damp paper towel under it and it stays put during use like it was clamped

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18-12-2018 06:05 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
Good idea Chuck.

Don't fancy damp towels under mild steel though. Stainless steel is considerably more expensive. And considerably harder.

While the air is cold just now, it is also saturated with water vapour. Leaving a chunk of the mild steel I have in the loft will lead to light surface rust in a couple of days.

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18-12-2018 06:10 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
Or this, which I'm sure you can find cheaper. Just an example.

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18-12-2018 06:22 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
I did think of that, I even have some of it lying around somewhere.

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18-12-2018 06:27 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
The pads are still the best bet. It will make the item easier to pick up - with the little gap between the item and the surface it is on - so there - huh.
18-12-2018 08:00 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
My concern is about scratching and marring wood surfaces. Gone are the days when I'd enjoy doing a proper 20-30 layer French polishing job. But I like the stability the weight gives.

At first I thought of those non-slip mats they sell for cars. Then I remembered how sticky and manky they get when sitting still for a while. Basically they eat what's under them.

Felt "feet" or gluing felt all over the base (Depending on which is easier or better) will prevent marring other surfaces. But won't make it as immobile. I could bolt together several thicknesses of 10mm steel till it won't move even when you want it to though. M8x60mm bolts for the win!!!!

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18-12-2018 09:39 PM
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RE: What have you got on order ?
My 12 hole stand (25x10mm mild steel) with 12 atties on it weighs about 3lbs.

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18-12-2018 09:40 PM
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