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Project by amir posted 12-30-2008 10:37 PM 25981 views 49 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We just finish our workbench, it’s a mix of ideas from Fine Woodworking Magazine and a project from sketch up (the casters system), my son help me a lot and at the end. We are proud of our bench, and ready for the next project… my shop is in the garage that is the reason because I need space for the cars, so all the things must be mobile… Feliz Navidad





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#1 posted 12-30-2008 11:56 PM

Did you come up wit this idea on your own? I really like it and am going to consider borrowing it. You guys should be proud.

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Andraxia

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#2 posted 12-30-2008 11:59 PM

A really clever idea with the fold away castors. Personally I would have made them fold inward so I would not be constantly kicking the castors sticking out. But thats just me with my size 11 feets – cursed I tell you (damned near impossible to find nice heels in that size!)

What wood did you use?

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 12:31 AM

I first saw this idea a few years ago (or more) on NYW, but I think Norm even acknowledged that he got the idea either from a viewer or somewhere else. What he showed even had a cable attached to some pins that held the wheel support in place, or with a pull would release the wheel support to collapse. Collapsing wheels are a great idea not just for workbenches.

Nice job, btw.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 12:56 AM

Great way to keep your bench mobile. It looks great.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 01:19 AM

ahi Amir! I am proud of you too! Great bench! I’, looking forward to your next project.( y una carta tambien)

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 06:38 AM

hey Amir

I like this idea.. I want to build a sturdy bench and have been looking at alternatives to make it mobile… I like the the set up you have because when the wheels aren’t in use the bench sits on strong legs

one question, how do you get the wheels to come up? I mean, when the bench is sitting on the four legs and you want to make it mobile… how do you flip the wheels to activate them?

Pabs

y feliz navidad a ti y tu familia!

-- Pabs

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#7 posted 01-10-2009 12:18 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. My parents used to live in Alcala. I noticed someone made reference to NYW and Norm, while we all know what he is talking about, I thought that you might not. He helped pioneer the Do-It-Yourself movement here with a couple of TV shows (NYW=New Yankee Workshop). The table referenced can be seen here:
http://www.newyankee.com/getproduct.php?0207
It has hinged wheels like yours but instead of a solid board to hold it in the wheeled position, it has hinged braces on a string. To lock the wheels down, you pick up on the end of the bench, gravity pulls the braces down and it locks the wheels. To retract the wheels you pull the string while picking up the end of the table and the wheels fold up out of the way.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 01-10-2009 12:30 AM

Hi well done young Sir and Pop too liooks great .Nice to see the young chap interested in your passion for I.E woodworking .Kindest regards to you both Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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amir

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#9 posted 01-10-2009 01:54 PM

Sorry Pabs, to put on the casters is very easy (my 10 y old son do it alone) you only need to push a bet with your feet… I’m very happy with that system it’s simple, strong and easy to handle every day

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amir

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#10 posted 01-10-2009 02:23 PM

Thank jm82… I knew some videos from the NYW but nothing about the castors on a workbench, the idea becomes from this site:
http://sketchup.google.de/3dwarehouse/search?uq=01253698310857870596
or direct to the blog`s author:
http://saritsblog.blogspot.com/

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Rotceh

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#11 posted 01-29-2009 09:51 PM

pon en el emule, new yankee workshop, hay unos ochenta videos de un programa americano de carpinteria,el tio es apañado. si quieres mas información escribeme y te dire como encontrar archivos pdf de revistas americanas, colecciones completas, libros, etc. me rio yo del de bricomania.
Da gusto encontrar un nacional entre tanto yankee

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#12 posted 02-19-2009 07:06 AM

Amir,
Nice job! Thanks for posting your mobile workbench design. I am in the process of making a workbench and already have the castors. I was just trying to decide how to attach. Thank You for sharing!

-- Vern, Southern CA

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#13 posted 12-14-2009 04:00 AM

Excellent job on your project made all the better by doing it with your son : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 02-06-2010 09:14 PM

I wonder if this can be modfied for a 14” Bandsaw and 8” jointer…. Jiopnter wound’t be hard, but the bandsaw has a wraparound base. Hmm…..

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#15 posted 02-06-2010 09:22 PM

nice job.whats next

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