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How To Build A Table For Dakota Iv Fleshing Machine

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by KerMac, Jun 18, 2022.

  1. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    I've purchased a used Dakota IV and a used Dakota V. Ideally, I'd like to mount them on the same table. The tables from VanDyke's/McKenzie and Matuska are over my current budget. Anyone have suggestions on creating my own? Does it have to have cut outs for the motor assembly or is there a way it can be under a table? Thanks!
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I have my fleshing machine on a kitchen counter top I got from Lowes. It’s not a Dakota but I’m sure you could mount it similar . I built a frame screwed to wall with 2 front legs , cut a hole out of the counter top and mounted . I can post pic if interested. Let me know .
     
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  3. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    Oh, interesting! Haven't seen that before. If you wouldn't mind, I'll take you up on your offer to post a pic. Thanks SO much!
     
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

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  5. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    Thanks so much! Those pics area very helpful. Your set up looks perfect!
     
  6. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I have a Dakota IV. I cut the slot on the edge of the workbench and bolted it down. I'll be dipped in $hit if I pay what they want for a table that I can make for a fraction of the cost. The most expensive piece was the laninate I got from Lowes in the damage aisle for $25.00. I only needed about half of it.
     
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  7. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    Thanks! Appreciate the help. I also am not about to pay that kind of money for a table!!!
     
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  8. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    I’d like one that has a hydraulic lift on the table. When my back gets tired I one position I could raise or lower it a few inches.
     
  9. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I ordered the Dakota Pro standing version so I could adjust it and build an adjustable table. When I got it, it was a table version along with an adjustable table. I called and told them of the mistake. They asked if I want to return it or keep it and the table and they would credit me back the cost of the table. So I went that route, However, the table is attached to a center post that adjusts up and down.
     
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  10. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    Thanks, Tanglewood. That's helpful. :)
     
  11. ARUsher

    ARUsher Well-Known Member

    I got one of those Husky adjustable work benches from Home Depot, cut a hole and mounted my fleshing machine on it so I could adjust up and down depending on what I am working on or if I feel like sitting or standing at the machine. It also comes in handy when my wife decides she feels like doing some shaving. She is a little shorter, so having it adjustable is the way to go for me.
     
  12. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    That sounds perfect! Thanks so much.
     
  13. woakley144

    woakley144 Active Member

    I found an adjustable height dental table and had a custom aluminum top make for it. A friend of mine has a water jet cutter and make a perfect fit. I was using a Dakota V and upgraded to a Dakota Pro, they changed out perfect too..... I can stand or sit at the table and have the ability to move it to storage when I'm done with all my thinning...
     
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  14. KerMac

    KerMac New Member

    Woakley, you rock! Thanks!
     
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