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wbrent
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Patio blocks for mill base?

Wondering if using 2x2 square patio blocks would be good base support for a LM29? One for each leg. Wondering if they would be prone to breaking. I will have a layer of crushed rock underneath. Currently on 6x6’s but would just like it a bit lower. 

r.garrison1
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It depends on the weight you will be loading. I would suggest at least a layer of board (maybe plywood) across the patio blocks; they are a bit brittle, and will likely crack unless the foot is padded a little. Worth a try, at least.

Bill
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Re enforced ones should be OK  depends on how many legs and the diameter of the bottom of them . 1/2 doz. legs and there'd never be much weight on anyof them.

Post Oakie
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I like having the cushioning of wood.  Why not throw your 6x6 pieces back on the sawmill & shave them down a bit?  Unless you are a better engineer than I am, you might considering cutting some narrow wedges to fine-tune the height of the supports.  Also, you want to be sure to have the mill set high enough that clamps & log stops can fully retract without touching the ground (an issue with the HD36-- I'm not sure about the LM29).

r.garrison1
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It's not a problem on the LM29; I just dig a hole under the stops and clamp.

wbrent
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I have the 12' long legs that came with my machine so it sits up off the ground plenty already.   I think I'll stay with the wood blocking but maybe resaw them so they are only 3" thick. Might be the best compromise. Thanks all.