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Old 11-16-2017, 07:20 PM   #11
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Also could have come off of a big radial arm drill press.

My first thought!! Are there any stampings on the block?


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Old 11-16-2017, 10:07 PM   #12
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my guess would be shaper.As for use if you have the room and its in good nick
i would use it as a marking out table and have a thick steel cover plate
so you can use it as a welding table


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Old 11-17-2017, 02:03 AM   #13
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We have two of these for the large American radial arm drill press. 20" column
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:57 PM   #14
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Don't worry about modifying it, You will likely not decrease its value. If you have a use, like a welding table as suggested, do it. This is not like collecting antique furniture. This stuff is generally worth less each day. Someday it will all be worth scrap.

Its value is in its use, not in its being.
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Simply dropping a 6mm plate over the top will allow welding fixtures etc
to be tacked to the top.A welding table with regular use need constant cleaning
with grinder/linisher.I know been their and done that.Seems a shame to
destroy the integrity of the top for the sake of a piece of plate.If you have the room and do a lot of welding then stick it a corner and make a small
dedicated welding bay
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:44 AM   #16
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Be a shame to wreck it as a welding table. You can make one of them out of any old piece of flat plate on four legs.
This one might be better used as a surface plate. Depends on condition of course. One of the sides might have less wear on it than the top and could be used if the table were laid on its side.
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:32 PM   #17
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no markings that I can find. and the rust is just surface rust, but the finish grind was a course one on the machined surfaces.

layout table might be tough because the gap in the t slots is significant, but welding table is a possibility, or wonder if its go enough girth to mount my anvil on?

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Old 11-20-2017, 06:11 PM   #18
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I recognize the potshots it is a angle plate off of a Devlieg horizontal boring machine. They came in several styles. I ran one like this one.

Here is a different style but the style we had was the same as the photo you posted.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:56 AM   #19
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I didn't think some of ourour members would fail to recognize a horizontal boring machinr.


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