Is your studio fabulously large – with sturdy workbenches and every heavy vise, mill, stake holder, etc. mounted in its place? If so, I am really envious!! My studio isn’t tiny, but I have limited space – so on my sturdiest bench, I have two of these Equipment Mounting Plates.
Gil (Twin Oaks Engineering) started building these for his own workspace. But they are perfect for the tools we use, but not all the time. The base is mounted on the workbench, and the adapter plates are mounted on any piece of equipment you would like to hold securely on the bench. I have a heavy vise, both mills, a ring sizer, the English wheel and a bender each mounted on adapter plates so I can mount them on the bench when I need to use one.
When it comes time to change out one piece of equipment for another one, loosen the four hold-down screws on both sides and slip the piece of equipment out. Slip the new one in and tighten the screws. That’s it. Click on link or image at right to download/view an instructional video
on how to use the Equipment Mounting Plates.
You will have to mount your piece of equipment to the adapter plate. This requires finding the correct bolt size and pattern for your piece of equipment, drilling and countersinking some holes, and securing the piece of equipment to the plate. If this is something you really don’t want to do, Gil can do it for you. Click on link or image at lower right to download/view an instructional video
on how to mark for correct placement on the plate - please note: videos are quite large so be patient while they download to your computer...
Included in this Equipment Mounting Plate set is:
One Equipment Plate
Custom Drilled Holes (please provide instructions)
Shipping fees for this item are $12 for a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Box for the USA only. If you are an international customer, will will contact you after you place your order with any additional fees that may apply and be added to your total.
Please see images below for additional views and examples tools that can be attached using this system.