|Project by slopecarver||posted 01-02-2016 02:43 AM||1448 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
The materials are scrap cherry and oak I had laying around the shop.
Finish is Polycrylic.
Hardware is woodscrews and glue (occasional use of CA glue to speedup the build).
Leveling bolts are through T-Nuts pressed and epoxied on the bottom.
There is a stop block to keep the latch upright, It automatically latches when the lever is pressed down. The spring needs a backstop because the first time I attempted to unlatch it with my foot I pressed the catch too far over cracking the spring. I need to repair the spring or replace it.
There is a slight ramp on the latch, It latches the lever all the way down with no play. The spring is the thin cherry piece on the right.
The front casters are actuated when the lever going to the back presses down on the slots via the bolts. Apologies for the overexposure.
The casters are typical 2” cheapie casters, the jointer rolls smoothly on them.
The front and rear casters are mounted to their own bars that are hinged on the frame of the mobile base.