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Homebuilt Portable Metal Table
Bob Bugger, Effingham, Ill.: "My home-built, portable metal table provides a good place to work on oily parts, without making a big mess. It has a concave top that slopes to one end of the table, where a built-in trough directs oil to a small hole at one corner of the table. From there, the oil drains through a metal pipe and into a bucket below the table.
  The table is made from an old section of curved, 1/2-in. thick steel boiler plate on a heavy pipe frame and heavy caster wheels. It'll handle just about anything I can lift onto it, including tractor engines, automatic transmissions, gearboxes, etc.
  "I often use the table in my basement workshop, which is attached to my garage. I can drive a tractor into the garage, take the engine out, set it on the table, then roll the table on into the basement where I disasemble the engine and let the oil drain off."

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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4