DIY work stand

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DIY work stand

Postby dekay23 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:14 pm

I've seen a few pretty fancy home made work stands in this forum (see viewtopic.php?f=34&t=45395), so I thought I should share my not-so-fancy new stand built from my old bass speaker box and broken car bike rack:

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Works pretty well!

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Re: DIY work stand

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:20 pm

Can't view the photo, need to be a member on that other site
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Re: DIY work stand

Postby dekay23 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:10 pm

Sorry, i thought i should try to post on a local site, but can't work out how to upload here? It says photos should be hosted on another site.

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Re: DIY work stand

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:44 pm

dekay23 wrote:Sorry, i thought i should try to post on a local site, but can't work out how to upload here? It says photos should be hosted on another site.

Head over HERE or HERE and follow your nose, no membership needed.
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Re: DIY work stand

Postby MattyK » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:38 pm

I've been thinking of attaching an old front hub to a saw horse. Stupid or not?

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Re: DIY work stand

Postby piledhigher » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:19 am

MattyK wrote:I've been thinking of attaching an old front hub to a saw horse. Stupid or not?


I have a cheap fork mount, ute style one on a saw horse, you will probably need a riser block under a bottom bracket to spin the cranks and clear the top/legs.

A friend is also useful as saw horses sell in pairs.

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Re: DIY work stand

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:21 am

Been done before Matt so it should work for you, there is a thread about it somewhere. IIRC there was a plastic chopping board involved...
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Re: DIY work stand

Postby ironhanglider » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:22 pm

piledhigher wrote:
MattyK wrote:I've been thinking of attaching an old front hub to a saw horse. Stupid or not?


I have a cheap fork mount, ute style one on a saw horse, you will probably need a riser block under a bottom bracket to spin the cranks and clear the top/legs.

A friend is also useful as saw horses sell in pairs.


Bunnings sells single folding saw horses pretty cheaply. I drilled a 9mm hole in one end of one and pushed a front axle through, then I put the nuts and washers on to make it 100mm OLD and that was enough to use with a QR. I also have another axle similarly mounted to a 'riser' with a tail that I am able to clamp on, so that I can use it at different locations along the length or extended in front, so that I can use it with the rear wheel on or with the tandem. Just an adaptation of someone else's idea.

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