Mobile base for workbench or tool

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Project by Hyperfocused72 posted 77 days ago 1646 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the mobile base I constructed for my multi-tool workstation. It does not use hinges for the stop block as most of these designs do, rather it uses a 1” steel pipe axle U-bolted to a 2”x12”. The legs serve as the supports for the axle. This is a very simple and robust mechanism. The bench must not be so heavy that it can not be picked up a few inches to allow the stop block to swing down into position. Watch the video at:

And check out my instructable for more information:

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 77 days ago

A clever solution!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 76 days ago

Creative thinking ,good job.

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#3 posted 76 days ago

good idea,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 75 days ago

Thanks for sharing this clever idea.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#5 posted 74 days ago

I like the idea of no hinge. My only concern would be the loading on the wood with the wheels attached with the long grain. Maybe a piece of plywood underneath to prevent cracking of the load is too heavy. I’ve been looking for a way to raise a 7’ bench from Grizzly with 9 drawers fully loaded. Not mine, but a friends, and this has possibilities.

Thanks for sharing


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 71 days ago

The legs could be reinforced by gluing another section of 2×4 on the outside so that the axle rests on four 2×4s if needed for additional strength. Or a small square of 2×4 with the grain parallel to the floor could be glued onto each leg with the the axle passing through the middle to reinforce the vertical leg grain.

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