My new shop-built table-mounted work stand

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by mark, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. mark

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    This is a combination of ideas I got from other stands online. I MIG welded it up from old bed frames and the main square tubing was a salvaged store display pedestal. The clamp is a standard Pony woodworking pipe clamp with a couple V-grooved wood blocks as pads. It is stationery (no swiveling) and will grip the seatpost after I wrap an old innertube around it. The rear braces will be through-bolted to my 4 x 8 work table (the 2 bolts pictured) and the front edges will just be clamped to the edge with C-clamps. I may end up through-bolting them too, at some point. It's easy enough to just use big wing nuts/washers, though.

    It's solid as a rock. Best of all, it was completely built with junk I had lying around-----even the paint! I'll post a pic of it in use soon.
     

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  2. davereo

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  3. Thib

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    Nice work!
     
  4. mark

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    Thanks. Here's a couple more pics. As you can see by how short the seat post on the pictured seat is, I'll need to get a longer one for one of my bikes in order to use this stand with it! :S I'll probably get a length of 'seat tube diameter' tubing just for use in this stand so I have sufficient length and don't have to worry about marring them.

    I added the fictitious 'brand name' to it in vinyl. (of course----I'm in the sign biz!)
     

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  5. rynoman03

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    Nice job ... and green, too. :thumbsup:
     
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    Looks orange to me.
     
  8. fpl1

    fpl1 Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    That looks well built. Wish I had the equipment, etc to do one myself. I've been using my hitch mounted bike rack as a work stand for my bike.
     
  9. mark

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    Support your local welding student! ;) I went through the MIG program at the local college and am back there again to try to pass the AWS certification now.
     
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  10. Marna_Kazmaier

    Marna_Kazmaier Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    Deron, my husband, does this too. Works well for him.....in good weather. <winks>
     
  11. mark

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    A couple pics of my workstand in use holding my current project, the Raleigh Super Record SS conversion. Back braces through-bolted to table with big wing nuts and washers. Not the greatest pics---an uncluttered white background would be nice, but you get the idea. All the main areas of the bike that I work on are at the perfect height for me. I love it!

    Origin8 crank installed, new balls and grease and spinning smoooooothly! I wish I had some end caps---I think this is something that should be included with any crankset!
     

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