Eric - you just gave me the push I needed. I have a bunch of those damned blow molded containers and I have been debating whether or not to toss them. I think I will toss most. My 1/2" Milwaukee hammer drill stays in its case, the rest.are going to go. Kinda hate to toss that cute little Grex pin nailer case though.
I know it is worth what I paid for it, which was nothing, however I still have a question.
Someone gave me a Central Electric (Harbor Freight) 14x40 lathe. I used a 2x8 and cut grooves in it, to slide into the cheap sheet metal bottom. I ripped some pallet middle pieces into 1 inch squares, and filled the square tubing with them to make them more rigid. I have noticed that the head stock housing bends outwards when you put a piece between the headstock and tailstock. Has anyone ever braced this, or reinforced it? It is my intention to make a stand and bolt the entire thing to the stand with multiple bolts down the middle of the base. I will then weigh down the stand to prevent vibration. I have looked extensively online, but have yet to find anyone who has braced the headstock housing.
Any help would be appreciated.