I would like to mount my HCCT on a stand but am concerned about stability. Does anyone have any suggestions as to something that can be made or repurposed to provide a safe base.
Best stand is an old treadle sewing machine stand. Just the right height, stable, on wheels. Put a pieced of 3/4 plywood on top and mount the hcct. I was going to hook mine up to the treadle, but never did. Somewhere on this site are pictures of the one I made and mounted. Stained the top, made a drawer, the whole works.
The stands are available pretty regularly for $10 to $15.
I used a 14" wheel for the foot. Took a piece of pipe and welded a 1/4" plate on either end. The top plate is just as big as the HCCT base. The bottom plate was bolted to the wheel. I can kind of roll it around the shop if I need to.
For the HCCT that I found that myself and two other friends bought I re-purposed the steel "crating" that my lift was shipped in. Super heavy duty, absolutely perfect for it. Made the top out of 3/4 plywood, square size same as the two steel "legs" of the crating. Perfect height. Angle braced each steel leg with 2x2 & painted it flat black. Really works good. So if anybody ever buys a lift, it'll probably be crated similarly, so DON'T throw out the steel crate! Sooner or later it'll come in handy!
The best stand for a HCCT is a workbench. If you're larger than the average friendly bear then put it under the bench when not using it. Putting it on anything else is inviting disaster.
I'm with Garnet. I keep one on the work bench in my shop, one on the heavy fooling tool chest, one on the work bench in the garage and I keep the clean on on the desk in my office next to my laptop. All four are safe from the hoarders.
I used an old cast iron grinder/buffer stand.
Garnet...unforuntately most of us are not larger than an average friendly bear, I used my neat little $99 H.B. engine crane to lift ours up and onto my very sturdy stand that I fabricated per my above post. This thing aint going nowhere! Lugging an HCCT around at all is just inviting injury and/or disaster. Too heavy and cumbersome. JMHO.
I put my HCCT on an antique Snap-On bottom toolbox that was made in 1919. It's period correct and I can store coil supplies in the three drawers.
Great shop and a great picture, James!
Thanks Mark! It's my home away from home..
I have my Souix valve grinder on my antique Snap On tool box! Will need to find another one to place the motor driven Allen coil tester on top of.
Thanks everyone for all the great ideas. This forum can't be beat! I especially like the snap-on tool box idea. I'll have to see what I can find
Dave.. I got that tool box 30 years ago when I was a Ford mechanic. I bought it off of one of the other mechanics in the dealership for 50 bucks. I'm glad I bought it. You see them occasionally on Ebay.
I was thinkin' maybe the stand from an old cream separator?
I used one years ago for a bench grinder, but don't remember what ever happened to it.
That's a beautiful Base !!