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Project by Triman posted 01-12-2009 07:43 PM 2067 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve now built 3 of these with various door/drawer combinations. Not pretty, but functional! This one, showing the pull-out table was one of the better improvements. I no longer wander around in circles looking for someplace to put things down. So far, I have one each for my benchtop drill press, benchtop planer, and benchtop belt/disc sander.

Due to a small garage, I often move my tools out to the driveway, and these mobile stands make that much easier. The ability to lower or raise the stand with one foot is handy, but be forwarned, those foot levers are hard on the feet when you run into them in a dark garage!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 01-12-2009 07:56 PM

Very nice. I like the 3 wheel mobile base. I have shop fox mobile bases for most of my equipment. Suggestion, don’t buy them. They don’t roll woth a darn. Thanks for sharing.

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depictureboy

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#2 posted 01-12-2009 08:41 PM

I like these too. What brand is your mobile base?

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Triman

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#3 posted 01-12-2009 08:51 PM

I used the Delta 50-941 Mobile Base for all three. I got them thru Amazon. $50 each with free shipping.

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca www.spotofwood.com

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TedM

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#4 posted 01-12-2009 11:28 PM

The pull-out table is a nice touch. Great idea!

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#5 posted 01-13-2009 02:37 AM

I have the same problem with a small garage and have a similar mobile base that I got from Rockler. I love it, very stable. I will be adding more as I redo my shop. Thanks for the post.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#6 posted 01-13-2009 03:37 AM

I like this a lot. It looks like it could really contribute to a shop, it would sure make things easier. Great Idea…

Steve

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John Stegall

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#7 posted 01-13-2009 04:56 AM

I have that same planer and I need a stand like that for it, plus, I have one of those same mobile bases. I really have to get the slab done for my shop. Everything is still in storage except the Festool circular saw.

-- jstegall

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#8 posted 01-15-2009 09:51 PM

Functionality has its own beauty. This is beautiful in that way!

-- Bob Costello

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#9 posted 03-20-2009 01:30 AM

Great idea with the shelf…thanks for posting this : )

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#10 posted 07-21-2009 04:36 AM

i like these alot, i have a very small shop so i might have to build me something like that

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