Mike Gerfen, Koji and Steve,
Our old ( 6 x 10 x 1 ) ft Newport optical table will have the same height as the neighboring AP table when this job is finished.
Today's work was to elevate the optical table ~ 2400 lbs to 30" clearance to create a workable space below.
Atm1, enclosure frame was raised by 6"
Atm2, 2 pellet jacks and 4x4 technology in the work.
Atm3, ready for drill and tap with jig plate in place, note 4 Al legs 8" OD. 1/4" wall safely supporting the load
Atm4, showing clamps that holding 1/2" plywood with jigs
Atm5, We removed the 4 old legs: 6" OD steel, 1/4" wall and 10" high after they were unloaded.