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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to make a wood stand for my 1800 and my wife's 1300. I have had the craftsman jack for quite a while now, and was wondering if anyone has pictures/plans for a DIY wood stand. Thanks.




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Last page post #50 has good pic's Home Made Bike Stand?






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Thanks, I appreciate it. Will get to building soon.




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Thanks, I appreciate it. Will get to building soon.
I just made a stand and based it on one that looked the best to me... the only regret that I have is that I would have elevated the bottom of the connecting wall raised off the ground just enough to clear the wheels on the jack. Bu doing that the stand can be made narrower and you may not accidentally destroy your knee as you walk past by it (yup, I did that)...

Here is a poor man's Photoshop of the pic of the stand I copied and the tweak that I wish that I made...
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I just made a stand and based it on one that looked the best to me... the only regret that I have is that I would have elevated the bottom of the connecting wall raised off the ground just enough to clear the wheels on the jack. Bu doing that the stand can be made narrower and you may not accidentally destroy your knee as you walk past by it (yup, I did that)...

Here is a poor man's Photoshop of the pic of the stand I copied and the tweak that I wish that I made...
Part of the trouble with making it thinner/narrower is that you lose your ability to use straps to help hold the bike on the stand, and to keep it from tipping over, off the stand. With a wider base, it's less likely to tip, and you really DON'T want that bike tipping off that stand! On the other hand, 2 foot wide is fairly big, and I can understand bumping knees into the corners of it, so maybe it could be narrowed a LITTLE, without losing the stability and better balance of the wider stand, but not quite so much that it's only a foot wide, and barely fits under the bike, so that it might easily tip over.

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