Small Workshop Lift-Table

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I made this Small Workshop Lift-Table a few years ago and use it almost daily.

SolidWorks Concept CAD Rendering of the Small Workshop Lift-Table

SolidWorks Concept CAD Rendering of the Small Workshop Lift-Table

The table is raised and lowered by using a 1/2 horse drill with a socket attachment to turn a nut welded to the end of an ACME threaded rod that goes through another ACME Nut. ~ ( Click Here to See Video Example )

ACME thread is considered a ‘Trapezoidal Thread Form” used for simple Leadscrews because the thread’s tooth shape wears better and allows it to carry a greater load much easier than common threaded ‘ready rod‘.

Close-Up View of ACME Thread Form

Close-Up View of ACME Thread Form

Depending on the direction the threaded rod is turned the lift lowers or raises.

The Lift-Table also has a helpful Lower Tool Shelf

The Lift-Table also has a helpful Lower Tool Shelf

The Lift-Table can be lowered down close to the floor or raised to over 5 feet …

Rendering of Small Lift-Table in the Lowest Position

Rendering of Small Lift-Table in the Lowest Position

Also made a ‘Scrap Metal’ stand for the Media Blasting box …

Roller Stand for Sand Blasting Box with Leveling Bolts

Roller Stand for Sand Blasting Box with Leveling Bolts

This Photo Shows the Small Workshop Lift-Table Raised to 54"

This Photo Shows the Small Workshop Lift-Table Raised to 54″

When I built this Small Lift-Table didn’t think I would use it as much as I do; however, it has turned out to be a wonderful ‘Back-Saver’ and I just used it again today to transfer a heavy Sand Blasting Cabinet full of Abrasive Media from a higher table to the new lower STAND I fabricated out of leftover ‘scrap’ metal.

Small Lift-Table used to Move Abrasive Blasting Cabinet onto Stand

Small Lift-Table used to Move Abrasive Blasting Cabinet onto Stand

I plan to use the Small Lift-Table to raise and lower the Large Lift’s tabletop because it is the easiest method for me ~ Just drive out the Jeep out ~ Move the Small Lift-Table under the large tabletop and use the 1/2 horse drill with a socket attachment to move it up to touch the bottom of the large table ~ Remove the bolts from Large Lift-Table legs ~ Raise or lower table to new height ~ Put the bolts back in place and done!   🙂

Using the Small Lift-Table to Assemble the Large Lift-table

Using the Small Lift-Table to Assemble the Large Lift-Table

I put CAD files for the Small Workshop Lift-Table on GrabCAD

https://grabcad.com/library/diy-workshop-table-lift

Using Lift-Table to Slide the Mini Metal Lathe onto the Large Work Table

Using Lift-Table to Slide the Mini Metal Lathe onto the Large Work Table

VIDEO LINK: http://www.screencast.com/t/8hXXBa9juj

The CAD Design Plans can be found on GrabCAD

The CAD Design Plans can be found on GrabCAD

~ CHEERS …

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2 responses to “Small Workshop Lift-Table

  1. jean

    Thank you very much for sharing your work !!

  2. Pingback: Porta-Band-Saw Tabletop Stand | CTM Projects

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