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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thank you Randy!

    Mike, if you find a good source for the tilt crank please share it! I am missing one on mine too.

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Greenberg Motamedi View Post
    Thank you Randy!

    Mike, if you find a good source for the tilt crank please share it! I am missing one on mine too.

    jason
    Closest thing I find so far are wheel cranks for milling machines. I have time to see what's out there.

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Duolab123 View Post
    Closest thing I find so far are wheel cranks for milling machines. I have time to see what's out there.
    That's what I think, too. Amazon has quite a selection. It looks like most have to have a set screw drilled and tapped to hold knob to the spindle.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    https://www.mcmaster.com/crank-handles

    They also have knobs to match many old things including SC11
    sin eater

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    https://www.mcmaster.com/crank-handles

    They also have knobs to match many old things including SC11
    Mcmaster Carr has everything. Good tip.

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I just bought one of these off Ebay. It's not a match, I figure I will bore the hole on through, should fit ok then. It will do for now. It's from a Delta power tool, 1/2 " bore. Looks like maybe 1960's- 70's vintage. Right century anyway.

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Now with picture

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Well, so much for me not wanting to take the stand apart. If you look at the photo of my outfit you will see that the left and right huge aluminum castings are REVERSED. Instead of the elevation crank being on the right side pointing up, it's on the left side pointing down.
    I think I see why this may be the case as part of the casting is broken where the cable would connect. I don't think it's fatal, just more work.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    A suggestion when taking the stand apart

    First remove the table

    Use 2X4 as jacks, short piece under a 4' as lever, use you foot to operate it, hands control the posts

    One leg set is easy to remove with no danger of tip over

    The second leg set is not difficult either, IF the weights are at bottom and you keep it upright, it will stand straight up by itself on a flat floor

    Then one person can walk the posts down to jack stands
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks, I will take all the advice of all you experienced folks.
    I have a great friend who restores cars and tractors. He will help me. I have a 4x8 foot flat bed trailer that I can use to move parts down and around my house. I need to disassemble to get it into my studio.
    The cable attachment point that I need to use has 1 of the 2 "ears" broken off, cast aluminum. Not sure what to do yet, I will need to run this by my friend and my machinist. I really don't want to pay to have it welded, I think I can use hardware (clamp etc.)

    This is an opportunity to go through the stand, I will have more fun. One thing at a time.

    One thing I have found is there are variations in these stands. I think Deardorff made design changes mid stream. Mine has a brake shoe on one side, locking screw on the other, my elevation crank has a weird clutch like device, you need to tighten down to engage the gear.

    Beats sitting in front of a TV

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