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Here are a few DIY projects I have undertaken for my shop over the last few years. Most have involved repurposing unneeded equipment and/or parts. Hope they may be interesting, if not particularly useful.

1: Combined an old Troyke rotary table and some drill press parts to make a welding positioner.

2. Used a Grainger gear motor and a toy train transformer to make a pantograph plasma cutting machine.

3. Used some drill press parts and magnetic drills to make a couple of drill presses.

4. Made an engine crane using an old Chevy bare block, crank, and starter motor. A fun project if not a practical one.

5. Made a light duty shop crane out of some 1" x 1" square tubing and a winch motor.

6. Made some grinder stands out of old drill press parts.

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The electric winch capacity is 440 lbs. I think it could handle that much, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with it. I regularly use it to lift drill presses, tool boxes, and other stuff up to about 300 lbs. If I want to move something heavy, I pick it off the floor, put two or three 2x4s across the bottom two side tubes, and let it down on them.
 
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