I was designing a surface plate stand around a tool cart (to have all dial gauges etc. convinietly at hand). When I got the tool box home, cleared the room and moved stuff around I found the place the tool cart, but it would make very bad place for the surface plate....too close to window and radiator.
Back to drawing board. I have been thinking of something very simple to make, easy to level and such. Much like this:http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/0015054-24.jpg
I have been thinking of using normal adjustable screw feet under the frame, and to level the frame close to level.
The part that makes my head spin is the three point support adjustment for the surface plate. I'll get the airy points, but:
1) How to make the fine adjustment? Normal screw is pretty hard to adjust accurately, just a little twich and bubble on level sifts from other end to other end.
2) The surface plate has no glued inserts for support. Do I just epoxy a piece of cast iron there?
Planning to see how much space is there and buy a small tool chest with drawers to fit inside of the frame, but that is not that critical.