Just bought a new Precision Matthews 13X40. Got it in my shop and ready to set it up. Because I'm 6' tall and a suffer with a bad back I find that I am more comfortable when my chuck is at 50-51" center height. To get the PM up this high leaves a nearly 4.5" gap between the floor and the bottom of the stand. It is on 6 feet now with 5/8" bolts but the whole thing flexes too much for my taste. I looking for suggestions on how to meet my height needs and have a stable machine. My thoughts are:
-set the cabinets on 4"X0.25" square tubing or I beam and shim between the tubing and the stand
-turn spacers to fit over the bolts to add more diameter and support
-Replace the feet with 5/8" jack-bolts bolts and level the machine as close as I can and pour grout around them for the footprint of the cabinets
-make my own feet from say 3" or 4" round stock at the height needed and shim as needed
What would y'all suggest? Thanks in advance!