Porting Bench - Any ideas/photos of a good setup?

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Postby Greg » Mon May 17, 2004 5:16 pm

I'm wondering if anyone has built or seen a good porting bench. I would like to make one that includes a dust extractor and maybe a grill type of bench for the heads to sit on to let the shavings fall through.
I know they are not the most complicated thing but I am just interested in what people are using.
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Postby pablo48 » Tue May 18, 2004 7:58 pm

A old bead/sand blasting cabinet will work good . A 55 gallon drum cut in half with a vacuum source and a fabricated angle iron grill. Also old cast iron sewer grating makes a good work surface. You gotta like Iron! Sounds like a trip to the salvage yard.

Postby bnelson » Wed May 19, 2004 12:53 pm

Have a look on the website www.theoldone.com in the discussion board area. There was a guy that posted pictures of his porting bench with light and vacuum. I think several other people posted pictures as well as the site owner too.
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Postby bruce » Wed May 19, 2004 2:23 pm

Sean how bout posting some updated pics of your porting bench that u posted over on the "oldone"?
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Postby SWB » Sun May 23, 2004 11:22 pm

Actually, I never finished the thing! I have come up with some good ideas however and as soon as I get the chance, I'm going to make some alterations and try to finish it up.

I'm actually glad I started using it before making it too permanent because you can sometimes lock yourself into ideas that don't really fly. The "chip extraction" system works OK for dust but the chips don't go anywhere. I'm going to hook the vacuum to the center light door only. For the side grates I'll just have "dust pans" under them which can be unhooked and dumped manually. I also want to make a place for a small trash can on the side for throwing away chips and also used sanding materials, etc. Then it's on to the top part.


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Postby jsmith » Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:27 pm

I'd really appreciate it if you guys could post as many pictures of your porting bench as you can...

I need help with a college project which is to design a bench and I want to analyse as many existing benches as I can for ideas.

Thanks in advance :D
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