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Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #3: Platform and Work surface

112 days ago by Garry | 2 comments »

So the UMWW is pretty well completed and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. I’m very pleased with it and I’ll submit some posts to cover the construction. First I built the rolling platform torsion box. The 2×4s are acting as clamps while the glue sets up. The corners were cut away to reduce the height and reinforced with 2×8s to carry the wheel loads. The finished rolling platform: The Work surface torsion box was built using the rolli...

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Choosing the right casters can be key

454 days ago by Dan Corbin | 8 comments »

When designing roll carts and mobile bases, some thought needs to go into the selection of your casters. Choose a caster that is suited for your needs, and you’re probably going to have to spend a fair bit of money on them. If you don’t—if you try to go the cheap route on your casters—then you will probably end up with headaches and a mouth full of foul language as you attempt the move your cart. One of the great opportunities for me is I get to build things for S...

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School Auditorium Podium/Lectern

1482 days ago by tooldad | 1 comment »

My woodworking classes have been asked by school administration to build a podium for the new middle school that the district where I work is opening for next school year. I would like to know if there are any ideas besides locking casters for a wheel system that can lock up for use and lock down for transport. The front wheels (audience side) will be not have to move, it is just the back casters/wheels (speaker side) that would need to lock or raise up when in use. I am looking for more...

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