Table Saw Cabinet Project #4: Lifting Mechanism Concept Complete

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Blog entry by Siegel_KenEvil posted 09-24-2010 09:15 PM 3955 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m pretty happy with this. A few details are missing. As shown, the handle that lowers the casters can also be used to pull the cabinet around. I need to add a lock so I can also push on the handle without the casters retracting. The middle casters are rigid and the outer ones are swivel. The weight of the cabinet will mostly be on the pipe which will somewhat act as a spring for uneven floors.

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-- Scott

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Chris Pond

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 11:16 PM

Seem ok to work however, would it not be easy to use something like a motorcycle lift with a platform?

I always try not to reinvent I also saw cabinet like this before on fine

-- Chris, Fernie, BC

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#2 posted 09-25-2010 01:31 PM

I the opposite. If I cant personalize, improve, or reinvent something, I wont build it.

-- Scott

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#3 posted 09-26-2010 11:17 AM

Scott canĀ“t you simply use two iron roundstock piece and bent them in a square U
were the one leg is shorter and then make two holes in each leg one little abow
the pipe and one trough the leg and the pipe that way it shuold bee possiple to lock
both pipes.
and if you weld a washer close to the bottom of the long leg and the short on the square U then
will you still be able to grib it with your fingers, and then use two nuts on the end
then will you not pull them too fare out

the square U messaurment is depending on how thick the cabinet legs is
but it cuold bee : short side 3 inch , bottom 2-4 inch , long side 5inch

hope you can follow the idea despite my lack of english

good luck with your project

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