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Project by Ryan Nicholson posted 11-07-2017 02:08 AM 2306 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,
As I was making this project about 2 months ago, I took a bunch of pics and video and will post the link at the bottom. Since then, I use it ALL of the time. Very handy to have around the shop!

Here’s the link to the YouTube video…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrsqipiWIRQ





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JRAP

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#1 posted 11-07-2017 04:41 AM

Great Job Ryan. It looks really polished, like something from Woodcraft.

I like that lifting mechanism too. I have an older Delta 18-36 drum sander with a table that rises and lowers (instead of the drum head), and the original mechanism was awful, so I replaced it with my own approach that might be just right for the kind of thing you’ve done. Are those some sort of geared nuts that the chain surrounds? I’ll check out the video too.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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Ryan Nicholson

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#2 posted 11-07-2017 02:54 PM

Thanks Jim!
I bought the gears and #40 roller chain on eBay. Search for 3/4” Type B Hub Stock Bore Sprocket for #40 Roller Chain 9 Tooth. They fit 3/4” all-thread rod nicely.

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#3 posted 11-07-2017 03:05 PM

Wow! That thing is tough looking! Did you use an old table saw or something for that cast iron top?

-- Pete

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#4 posted 11-07-2017 03:05 PM

(sorry if the answer’s in the video – I didn’t watch it) Really cool lift mechanism too! I can see using that cart a lot.

-- Pete

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#5 posted 11-07-2017 03:23 PM

Wow. A nice looking cart AND a useful mechanism as well. Great work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 03:27 PM

Wow! Ryan, this is a fine shop made table and it’s very creative and beautifully done. It is a great addition to your shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-07-2017 04:31 PM

WOW, that’s very sofisticated.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-07-2017 09:26 PM

You put a lot of thought into this one.

Well done.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#9 posted 11-08-2017 12:11 AM

Absolutely Brilliant!!!! Thank you for posting and making the YouTube video!!!!

-- Steve at WeekendWoodworking

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#10 posted 11-08-2017 12:25 AM

Thanks everyone!

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#11 posted 11-08-2017 01:23 AM

absolutely great project and very well thought !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#12 posted 11-09-2017 06:45 AM

Sorry to be a pest Ryan, but a few questions on those sprockets…

They’re not threaded. Do they attach to the rod somehow? Does the rod spin?

I was hoping to find similar sprockets, but with threaded hubs, so that as they were all turned by the chain, they all would move up or down 4 stationary rods at the corners.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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Ryan Nicholson

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#13 posted 11-09-2017 02:07 PM



Sorry to be a pest Ryan, but a few questions on those sprockets…

They re not threaded. Do they attach to the rod somehow? Does the rod spin?

I was hoping to find similar sprockets, but with threaded hubs, so that as they were all turned by the chain, they all would move up or down 4 stationary rods at the corners.

- JRAP

Hey, No problem! The rods do spin. I searched for threaded sprockets and couldn’t find any that would work for me. So, I went with the sprockets that have a smooth bore and two set screws. I just removed the set screws, lined up the sprocket on the all thread and used a hardened steel punch to punch a starting dent and drilled into the all thread 3/16” and screwed in the set screws. It worked great.

Ryan

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#14 posted 11-09-2017 08:23 PM



Wow! That thing is tough looking! Did you use an old table saw or something for that cast iron top?

- PPK

Hi PPK,
The top is a pair of wings off of a Jet table saw that I found on Craigslist for $50

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Ryan Nicholson

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#15 posted 11-09-2017 08:25 PM



Wow! Ryan, this is a fine shop made table and it s very creative and beautifully done. It is a great addition to your shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thank you, Charles!

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