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    Dave -- any metal fab shops out your way? I would think someone with the right equipment could cut, weld and drill an adapter like that for you.
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    That may be what I have to do unless I just grab a hunk of aluminum and fab something up myself. The key thing is it being parallel in thickness.

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    Metal fab shops typically have lots of scraps in different thicknesses, so chances are scoring a plate in adequate thickness will be pretty easy. Might be best to drive to one or two shops and talk to them. If nothing else, you might score the material and be on your own for the fab work in order to get it up and running as quickly as possible.
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    On a more positive note I just mounted up a pyrocerm plate to the platen on my grinder and it looks promising for speed at least. Looks like more work is done with less effort. I did see some blue static sparks though. I guess time will tell if I stick with this or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    Metal fab shops typically have lots of scraps in different thicknesses, so chances are scoring a plate in adequate thickness will be pretty easy. Might be best to drive to one or two shops and talk to them. If nothing else, you might score the material and be on your own for the fab work in order to get it up and running as quickly as possible.

    I have a great (maybe the greatest ever) local industrial scrap yard in town here that I'm thinking of hitting up tomorrow. This place has just about anything a person could wish for in just about any configuration plus they've got a warehouse full of drill presses and machine shop equipment to mull over. There's bound to be something I can make work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Nothing too special, I would have preferred a vintage press but with time pressing down on me I bought new, got a 15" Porter cable floor model. Just got it put together and went to mount up my cross vise and found out it's not even close on the bolt patterns so now I've got to screw with that. Nothing is ever easy!
    Man, you should have gone for a vintage Bridgeport instead.

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    dave jsut wait till winter to really see how shocking that glass platten can be

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    Quote Originally Posted by l r harner View Post
    dave jsut wait till winter to really see how shocking that glass platten can be
    That's not what I want to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    Man, you should have gone for a vintage Bridgeport instead.

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