One way to tame vibration is with mass. So the picture in my head was to mount some studs in a fifty pound concrete base and then mount the base atop a cinder block pedestal.
|Most of the makings: A deep lasagna pan, 5/16" X 3" bolts with assorted matching hardware, the grinder and some scrap wood.
|Double check the bolt size. Yup, 5/16" fits but with not much room to spare. I anticipate that I will have to open up these holes with a chainsaw file before I am done.
|A little bit of black spray paint to mark the location of the holes.
|Wrapped with stretchy plastic wrap after drilling the holes.
|This is what will be embedded in the concrete. Note that the threads are protected by the wood and the stretchiness of the plastic film.
|There is never a shortage of bits of wire or fencing to use as reinforcement in farm concrete projects.
|Full! And then some.
|The bolts were "shimmied" after burying in the concrete to ensure the voids were flowed shut. The second aluminum lasagna pan is used to level the wooden stud holder.