delta 14 riser block shop made

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Blog entry by lewis62 posted 01-02-2012 02:47 AM 1289 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Money to thight. Had to make my own.
2pcs. 1/2 inch plate about 3×5
1 pc. 2×4 rectangular tubing 5 inches tall
1pc. after thought pc of angle iron 5 inches long added on compression side.
Misc tack welds after putting in place.
1 pc. 3/4 grade 5 bolt 8 in long from tractor supply about 4 bucks
The rest came from local small steel supply shop, about 25 bucks.
doubled cutting height works great, but have to get bar stock and make up for guides to go all the way down, not a problem for now just using extra caution when cutting.
Put original safety giude on riser side and add a shim with wire ties to hold in place for now , have idea to make permanent .
Drill holes for bolt and for roll pins , also two roll pins had to get from hardware store.
I just dont have the right touch to get a nice weld, but they all hold well.

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 03:58 AM

When I first started looking into upgrading My 14” BS with a riser I was disappointed in the high price tag that most kits were going for. Like You I am determined to construct one Myself and I can’t imagine that this simple but affective upgrade would be to difficult to replicate. I do have a welding backgroud and enjoy making things that I feel manufactures are taking advantage of in the open market. So I will at some point follow Your lead and set out to build a riser of my own. It looks like you have got a great start on Yours and I am glad to hear that it is performing up to your expectations ! Thanks for sharing and motivating, Nice work !!............ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 05:20 AM

You are very resourceful, Lewis. Well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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