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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    Loopy, could you just mount a roller/pulley arrangement on top with a counter weight(bricks or a 50kg sack of cement or something) to take off the load for easier travel?

    What I don't like about using a motor is the inaccuracy of lowering the drill to the work piece usually due to the inertia of the motor.
    I had thought of a counter weight, and that might be better also for installing a smaller motor. Maybe a windscreen wiper motor might do if rigged that way.
    I don't have to worry too much about where the motor stops because any accurate vertical travel will be handled by the quill feed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    Loopy, could you just mount a roller/pulley arrangement on top with a counter weight(bricks or a 50kg sack of cement or something) to take off the load for easier travel?
    That's what I did with my floor standing drill press. I had a lump of steel that was probably 75mm diameter and 300mm long. Welded a chain link to the end of it and ran a cable from that, over a pulley and down to the work table of the drill. I removed the basic rack and pinion lifting mechanism, and can easily lift or lower the table including the vice, with a couple of fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinekadon View Post
    Sorry I just got a chinese lathe 6/12" 1050 mm bed -four / three and six/jaw chucks m3 morse tapers on etc and insert tips vsd and 1.5hp three phase motor plus the usual thread cutting gear have fitted digital readouts to x y &z works great but i dont have enough work for it but who cares it there when i need it , the mill drill is the same except mine is 3phase then theres the floor drill etc and the linisher which i use the most also have a wet linisher i got as payment for a job the belt is 300 wide and bloody expensive was used for edging snow skis and then the welder have caddy tig and argon setup and mig alloy welder with corgon gas weldwell setup and 12"sawbench for alloy sheets and wood and drop-saw for both too . But my best toy is my lawnmower its a 60" hustler zero turn ride-on with a tow hitch I have made for the front great for moving boats and caravans around sections . It takes 7 minutes to mow the lawns front and back , Its that much fun that I pop over and do the neighbours as well before they can start theirs and wake me up on a sunday morning. hahaha
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    well loopyloo theres your answer , go buy yourself a ride on , make a glutenous lunch and drink beer whilst mowing the lawns . Thanks uncle fester
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    The bracket is a truck exhaust bracket I had laying around, and the pulley is from an old outboard steering setup.


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    loopy, what about fitting a hand wheel instead of that handle you have?

    Wheels are bigger diameter with a benefit of improved leverage. You can grab the wheel in a different spot as you rotate it - solves your "too high" problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinekadon View Post
    well loopyloo theres your answer , go buy yourself a ride on , make a glutenous lunch and drink beer whilst mowing the lawns . Thanks uncle fester
    I think you missed the point of those photos in the last post.
    Have a close look and tell me what you see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromaron View Post
    loopy, what about fitting a hand wheel instead of that handle you have?

    Wheels are bigger diameter with a benefit of improved leverage. You can grab the wheel in a different spot as you rotate it - solves your "too high" problem.
    That's a great idea, and simple too.
    I would have to allow for the wheel getting in the way of the job or table though. Possibly by making it swapable with the handle.

    Then I thought of something else....I have a spare roller door motor assembly/controller. I'm thinking it would handle the torque required.

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