Well, gang, the camera and the computer suddenly became incompatible. So the photos of the FedEx truck and the unloading are history. So we pick up where the phone camera takes off.
This is what we need to see, the bottom inside of the cabinet.
Now we tape off all the openings to keep the metal shavings contained and out of the motor and goodies. The magnets form an old speaker is also a help in keeping the little buggers close at hand.
In manufacturing the cabinet, the factory makes this 4 inch channel to reinforce the bottom to prevent distortion when moving it around without a mobile base.I chose to leave the top of the channel for this reinforcement just in case. I them drilled 3/16 holes to allow the blade of the reciprocating saw access to cut the rest of the channel away. Drill the holes right next to each other and then use the bit ot remove the left over in between the holes.
See how well the magnets help corralling the shavings?
Now you have a built in guide to lead you right around the channel and it is easy, peezy lemon squeezy.
And presto, the bottom is off.
Now we grab our 4 1/4 inch angle grinder, of a file if you don’t have one and true up the cut.
Look at all those grindings and saw shavings.
Now we even every thing to set in our mobile base with out rocking.
Now we clean up everything the tape and magnets missed.
Now we don’t want any rust or such, so to keep things looking new, we mask and paint the damaged paint. I used black as it does not matter about the color because no one will see in under there anyway. And if they are big and bad enough to pick up a 600 pound saw and look, I’m not upsetting him anyway.
And here’s our little black ring on the bottom.
Now lets start part 2. Bye