|Project by Scooter McClain||posted 02-22-2015 09:20 PM||2172 views||9 times favorited||3 comments|
I have been trying to make all of my power tools mobile for ease of moving for cleaning, as well as to be able to move the tool outside on nice days to work out there. This was my latest efforts. The design is essentially of my own, however, it is based on the idea from WOOD Magazine’s plan from a couple of years ago, as well as a picture found on the internet of the same idea. The base is a scrap piece of 3/4” birch ply, and the sides are hem fir 2×4 studs from the big box store, milled down to 1.5” on the table saw (It was supposed to be 2.25”, I blame it on my lack of coffee this morning!). I was going to glue and screw the base on, but frankly the glue was a very tight bond and I deemed it more than sufficient, we’ll see how long that holds up over time. Some of the scrap 3/4” Ply worked well to fix the mistake of taking too much off the plywood (you can see those pieces if you look close enough). The wheels are 3”catering wheels that had a 3/8” shaft, and some 1/2” washers and a 3/8” nut hold the wheels on. All of this was then attached to a scrap piece of red oak that I have had in the scrap bin for far too long. The base is then secured to the wheel frame with 5” carriage bolts and some more of the same washers and bolts. It is surprisingly very stable, and moves very easily! Next I hope to build a drill press table that will have storage beneath the table, similar to a storage cabinet.
In total, the project took about a 1/2 day to complete. Thanks to websites like this for giving me the idea of make this!
-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!