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Things I do in my garage

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So I have been cleaning up in the garage.  I put the Fiero on the road for the year and threw out a bunch of stuff that I do not need any more or have no intention in using.

One thing I have wanted to do is to make a stand for my bench grinder. 

Cut the top out with the plasma cutter.  This was 3/8 plate and pretty much maxed out my plasma cutter.

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Tacked it to the 3x3 plate

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Gussets for strength.  Probably not necessary but good practice.

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Welded everything up.

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Tacked it to an old donated Pontiac rim.

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Frequently checked it for level

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Finished welding it to the rim.  Gussets for strength as the square tube did not have much contact with the rim.

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Done

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A little rattle can paint to help ward off rust on the bare metal and she's a done. Well done buddy!

In case any of you guys are a little ticked off that he used a Rally II rim, don't. I gave him that rim for that purpose. It was a 15" rim that I had sandblasted and powder coated, intending it to be used as a new spare tire rim. It came back from the sandblast/powder coat process so badly and deeply pitted all over that the rim was not worth fixing. So I asked notallthere if he wanted to use it as a stand for a grinder. It got one more thing out of my parts stock pile too.

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Well done! Some improvements as @Frosty mentioned will go a long way!

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We both got what we needed. Space and a grinder stand.

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Turned out great! 

 

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