As mentioned above, i need a DIY stand to fit the mill in my shed, and i would also like a full size drip tray to catch swarf and coolant. Eventually i will be enclosing the whole mill once it is fully CNC.
So i bought 4 x 4m lengths of 40x40mm RHS, and touched up my welding skills. I haven't done any welding since highschool, so i took a couple of practice welds on scrap to get a decent end product. Used a drop saw with grinding discs to cut steel to length. Still had to touch up some welds with the angle grinder although. i guess my welding skills are a little rusty.
Added a few coats of paint.
finished stand with Mill. The stand is quite low, because the roof at this point is not very high. my plan is to suspend a drip tray under the stand to catch swarf etc. Will also have to incorporate a filter to reuse coolant.