On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 20:49:23 +1030, "Steve Ahrens"
I'm tempted to suggest just leaving the damned thing where it is and
not wasting good workshop space on having one of the useless things
around! Maybe I'm biased - helped a friend crane a 220kg one into
his workshop last week. It's of a size where I just can't see a use
for it, outside a shipyard.
Swage blocks are usually mounted in a cast stand, so that they can be
rotated to have either edge upwards, or laid across the stand to allow
access to the side holes. The stand is a narrow rectangular frame at
the top, with a support underneath to stop it falling right through.
Some angle iron and a stick welder would make one pretty easily.
You may also find that your swage block only has one useful edge.
IMHE, it's only the half rounds that are of the slightest use.
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