Well, it's half DIY I guess. Anywho thought I'd post up what I built with some pics.
Materials I used:
- Spin Doctor Truing Stand II
- 8" x 18" Cold Rolled 16ga steel sheet
- 1" long carriage bolts with associated nuts and washers (2 each)
- 3/4" wood screws
- 1" dia. hardwood dowel
- 3/8" dia. dowel
- 1" folding chair feet (4)
- 3/4" thick wood panel 16" wide x at least 24" long
- magnetic dial indicator base
- 1" machinist dial indicator
Basically I bolted the Spin Doctor to the panel which I screwed the metal sheet to. The Metal sheet is used to hold the magnetic dial indicator base. I don't need the dial indicator to true a wheel or build one...but I just think they are cool...
Here is the finished product:
A little closer without the dial indicator:
Here is a shot of the feet. What I did here was cut 1" long pieces of the 1" dia. dowel and then in the center of each of the 1" dowels I drilled out a 3/8" hole about 3/8" deep....then in the base I drilled 3/8" holes to receive the "feet". I then cut the 3/8" dowel about 3/4" long (4 of them). I glued all these pieces together (1" long dowel "feet", the 3/8" dowel pieces, and the base). Then slide the rubber chair feet over the 1" dowel feet. Makes a great elevated and sturdy working area.
Obviously I painted the base and the steel...I used Rustoleum on the steel so it wouldn't rust...and I used white to contrast against the stand/wheel.
I may at some point change the base to be a closet shelf, perhaps some melamine or some other laminated material...
Regardless, here it is - meets my needs pretty good!
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