Hey folks, just tossing around ideas here.
Is there anything out there that works sort of like a sewing machine lift, only with a higher weight limit?
I'm trying to think of a way to have my Delta BOSS spindle sander fit in my shop a bit better. The shop is a bit small, and a bit full, so I'm trying to figure out where to put this, so it isn't always in the way, and yet not that hard to pull out for use. I was thinking about putting it on a cart that would roll into the corner behind/beside the (floor standing) drill press. However it would need to be lower than bench height when it is packed away.
I could build a flip-top stand for it. But the problem there is that I'd then need a drawer or some such for all the accessories, as they'd fall off of it when I flip it over.
So I then starting looking around for other ideas. I came across a sewing machine lift on the LVT website. It looks like a neat idea; a vertical lift to bring a tool up into position for use, and then push it straight down for storage. The downside is that it costs $180 ... that's a bit rich for this purpose. And the other problem is that 40lbs is the weight limit and the Delta sander weighs in the 45lb range, according to my scale.
Anyone got any other ideas?