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  • #16
    Nice Looking Job

    Originally posted by jamscal View Post
    Hello all,

    I am going to buy a tubing bender soon and didn't want to spend the $100+ for a stand. I also wanted something that could be used in multiple ways. Finally, I didn't want to take up a bunch of space when not in use.

    Here's my solution:

    I have a plate assembly that is attached to the floor. The 'reciever' actually goes into the floor an additional 3 inches. I had to bust a hole for that. I did this to have enough support and have the unit only 3" off the ground.

    I can drive/park a car over it and a tire hitting it shouldn't hurt anything. I'll paint it yellow but I'm sure I'll trip over it sooner or later.

    There's a reciever at the top as well, so I can change out those tools that need space but aren't used every day. I threw the buffer attachment together with scrap, I'll have to buy some more steel for the bender or anything else.

    Pics of welds. I tigged it. Probably overkill, but good practice.

    I'm also going to put a reciever under my welding table so it will all interchange. I'll probably make something for a vise, I could make a table extender or some sort, etc. Plenty of uses as far as I can see.

    I might even bolt my wood miter saw to an mdf top, and bolt a 'hitch' to it too.

    Thanks for looking,

    For some reason,that has broken toe written on it!!!!Your not going to bend that!Jack,Got some floresent orange paint? or if the stick was the correct height,you will ring the bell once,thats how we learn,like being a little kid,how many times did you put your hand on the stove?