Author Topic: Support Machinest Jack  (Read 1309 times)

Offline J Shingler

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Support Machinest Jack
« on: January 06, 2024, 06:19:12 AM »
Support Machinest Jack

Supporting a long barrel or stock on a drill press or small mill can be challenging. Drilling for pins or lock bolts for those of us that use such equipment, a little outboard support can be helpfull. I was tired of stacking wooden shims. Decided to make a support jack with double screw thread adjustment.

A before shot.


Completed jack


Jack in use

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Jeff

Offline john bohan

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Re: Support Machinest Jack
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2024, 05:29:25 AM »
Jeez, all I use is an old sizzor jack.

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Support Machinest Jack
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2024, 03:50:46 PM »
Much better than my idea of tying Helium balloons to the lengthy piece.
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Offline J Shingler

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Re: Support Machinest Jack
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2024, 05:10:55 PM »
John, you must have a small sizzor jack, but if it works it works!

Craig now that is being inventive! I would think my lights would get in the way.  🤣
Jeff
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Offline bluenoser

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Re: Support Machinest Jack
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2024, 04:11:51 PM »
Nice little jack, but what really caught my eye was the plywood covering the worktable.  I can see all kinds of ways that could be useful when fastened down.

Offline J Shingler

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Re: Support Machinest Jack
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2024, 11:03:49 PM »
Baltic birch. Nice and stable and protects the table from me being clumsy. Just a small wood lug glued on the bottom to fit the t slot and good to go.
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Jeff