I used the plans i directed you to before with a slight modification, from
Harbor Freight Tools I obtained a 1/2" Jacobs replacement chuck for a power
drill. This allows you to use any size rod to 1/2" or a rail with up to a
stud. I have stuck to rods for this as is only for mid and smaller power.
I also used schedule 40 1 1/4" PVC as was a little beefier and didn't cast
much more at Menards.
Through the cross center piece drill (use a new or very sharp bit) a 1/2"
hole run a bolt with washers on both sides through this into the back of the
chuck. The ceramic tile idea for a blast deflector sounds great! I just
used a piece of 2' X 2' sheet metal I had laying around supported off each
leg by a 2X4 block spacer to bring it to the height of the chuck.
> Thanks a million!
> We built a great mid power pad out of 1" PVC fitting from Menards/Home
> Despot/Lowes etc. 1 cross, 4 45 degree elbows and 1 length of pipe.
> 1. Drill a 1/2" hole through the cross.
> 2. Glue in 4 - 8" lengths of pipe into the cross.
> 3. Glue on the 45 degree elbows all pointing down.
> 4. Cut the remaining pipe into 4 equal pieces for the legs. Don't glue
> these in. They are removable so the pad takes up less room.
> 5. For a Blast deflector we went to the bargain tile bin and found some
> large hexagonal ceramic floor tiles. We attached the tile to a 3/8"
> piece of plywood for support. Then, this is the hard part, we drilled a
> 1/2" hole in the tile/plywood using a masonry bit.
> 6. Get a 1/2" bolt long enough to go through the cross, plywood, and
> tile with about 1/2" to spare.
> 7. Purchase a 1/2" coupling nut. They are approximately 2" long.
> Drill out about 1/2 of the threads this allows you to use larger rods if
> you need to. Drill and tap a 10-32***hole in the side of the nut
> and purchase a Thumb***from the hardware area. this is the clamp for
> the rod.
> 8. Assemble the cross, blast deflector, and coupling nut and you are
> ready to go.
> I will try to post picture of the finished product on a.b.m.r.
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> Bill Richardson
> TRA 8703 L2