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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007


    Here are some pictures of a simple shelf to reduce your back strain. The shelf is made of 3/4 " MDO supported by those ubiquitous shelf brackets from Home Depot. The table is placed at its furthest cross position and its furthest tailstock position. The shelf is mounted so that it is flush with the top of the mill table and even with the side. You can now keep those heavy items like CNC toolpost, CNC rotary table and milling vise on this shelf. When you want to use one, just run the table down to the the shelf and slide your tool on with no lifting. This one is mounted to the wall, but if your machine is in the open, you could build a support that bolts to the bench.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2020


    Good sharing! Thank you JTJT!

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