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    Default Leak/Catch Trays

    Hi Guys,

    What are people doing to help keep their shop floor clear of leaking coolant and hydraulic oil from older machines? Anyone using steel fabricated trays for the machine to sit inside?

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    When I was in automotive, we had under every machine. IIRC, most were 12ga and about 4" larger on each side than the machine. They were "supposed" to get cleaned out once a shift. Last place I worked at, they just fixed the leaks.
    JR

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    Mine is made from concrete. It's about 8" thick. Covers the whole shop...

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    Are the machine tools anchored down or just sitting on the floor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewlsey View Post
    Mine is made from concrete. It's about 8" thick. Covers the whole shop...
    Cheater.........

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    I bought a aluminum foil cheap cooking tray and cut the sides down to 1/2" high to slide under My lathe. Cost was around $1 and the bank has since recovered.

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    I like cookie sheets. I put oil absorbent pads in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark costello View Post
    I bought a aluminum foil cheap cooking tray and cut the sides down to 1/2" high to slide under My lathe. Cost was around $1 and the bank has since recovered.
    I need one 5' x 16' for my lathe, do they make them that size?

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    I had one made for my horizontal band saw. It's got a little tiny hydraulic leak. But the pan has been much more useful catching the coolant that doesn't make it back into the sump. And for providing a place to put cut offs at an angle so the coolant can drain off.

    I was going to make one. But the neighbors fab shop made it for less than I could think about. 14 gauge steel. 64" long x 34" wide x 3" deep. Had them bend and stitch weld 1/4" steel rod around the top so nobody would cut their ankles on it. Material: $72.45 Labor: $112.50

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    I had a large shallow tray fabbed up for the turret mill, about 3 x 5 feet. Locked the knee in place, removed the anchor bolts in the jack screw base, and wound that up a ways, then slide the pan underneath, lowered the screw base back down and bolted it back down. I had to drill the bolt pattern through the pan of course.

    This arrangement is handy because it gives you a toe space to work around. No way would I want that pan on the floor and be tripping and stubbing against it.

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    Hey Moonlight, If I only could get a turkey that big.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    I need one 5' x 16' for my lathe, do they make them that size?
    Country as once built over 2700 441-foot long Liberty ships in four years oughta still have SOMEBODY as can make a piddly little crumb tray for a toaster oven...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Country as once built over 2700 441-foot long Liberty ships in four years oughta still have SOMEBODY as can make a piddly little crumb tray for a toaster oven...


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    DonJohn shipyard in Erie still has the drydock up & running for the 1000 footers....

    Just sayin'


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