Calm out of chaos - My Shop Build #2: Best laid plans . . .

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Blog entry by TheBossQ posted 09-30-2016 06:59 PM 301 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sometimes, I think I’d rather be the mouse. Life is probably simpler. It’s definitely far more interesting as a man. Or a woman, if that’s you :-)

Once again, work and life have taken over. And time is still ticking. And all the family is still coming to my house for Thanksgiving. I’ve been working in the shop as I’ve had time, but I’ve experienced set backs. Otherwise, house projects that haven’t required my table saw have gotten done, but not much has been accomplished to get my shop in order. Until recently.

I built that mobile saw base. I thought I built it fairly heavy duty. 1×4s sheathed in 3/4 plywood. Backed with 1/2 ply.

I even bought a six foot length of .095 1×1 steel tube to attach to the bottom to deal with potential sag in the center, when the casters are dropped and the assembly is raised.

I attached workbench casters to the outside, as the assembly sits solidly on rubber feet. I don’t like working on a table saw on locking casters. The saw still moves around and it’s disconcerting.

Worked fantastically without the saw’s weight on it. With the saw?


Yeah, it wracked over an inch out of square when raised onto the casters. Maybe it needed a face frame, too? More likely, my use of these workbench casters on this long assembly was not the best design. Like I said, setbacks.

Time to think about addressing this challenge in a different manner.

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