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Huge bolster plates: any blacksmith type uses for them?

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#1 ichudov



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

I bought a huge OBI punch press, 10 ton capacity:




On that press, there are two solid predrilled "bolster plates" appx. 42x27 inches and 4 inches thick. 


I will keep one for my large hydraulic press that I recently put in service, however, I have another plate since this press has two plates. So, I am thinking, what are the possible blacksmith or home shop type uses for those bolster plates? Weight estimated at 1,400 lbs each.


They do NOT have T-slots, just a row of predrilled tapped holes. 



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#2 Sam Salvati

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

use them on that press?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

Backup so when the first one gets garbaged you have a nice clean second one ready to hand.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

WELDING / JIGGING TABLE, base for other stuff,

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