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Removable Mobile Tool Base

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Project by Randy Price posted 01-01-2018 09:11 PM 698 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a removable mobile tool base for my router table. I need to move it once in a great while so I didn’t want to permanently add wheels. I made this from a dolly and 2 hinges from Menards (under $20) plus a few scraps I had on hand.

I’m working on a build video – will post a link to it when it is done.

Here’s an Instagram link to a short video to show how it works:

https://instagram.com/p/Bda7kInHZe-/

-- http://www.plankandplane.com





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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 09:26 PM

Okay, This is so elegant. It meets some basic criterion: simple, easy to use, and effective. That’s all I can say about it. Cool idea that we all should have thought of. On of those “Duh, why didn’t I think of that instead of building a complicated contraption.”

Thanks for sharing…For those checking this out, the short video is the best explanation at how it works

Edit: I went back and looked at some of your shop projects. I like your basic needs look. After spending a lot of time ‘making’ my shop. I found that I was making shop stuff like furniture for the house. I stopped doing that. My philosophy is to make the shop stuff simple and functional. Then spend time actually making out of the shop wood projects with the shop stuff. I wanted to be more than just a guy who makes a shop you could live in then not do much with it. So far… so good… well pretty good anyway.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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stefang

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 12:35 AM

Very good and idea Randy. Craftsman on the lake pretty much sums up my thoughts on this project and also about a workshop being practical, but with one small disclaimer. Sometimes practical can also be aesthetically pleasing. For example a painted floor can be good on the eyes, but also smooth and easy to sweep or vacuum. Walls painted white or at least light look clean and nice, but also magnify the light. Painted or varnished cabinets resist dirty fingerprints but look good at the same time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 01-02-2018 01:41 AM

SUPER :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Combo Prof

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 02:35 AM

NIcely done.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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muesli

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#5 posted 01-02-2018 09:42 AM

Great idea!
I love to have everything on casters. Many times it’s very useful to have them retractable. Now I know another option, Thanks a lot for sharing!

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Albert

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#6 posted 01-02-2018 12:47 PM

I like your idea a lot, thanks for sharing.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 01-02-2018 02:24 PM

This is a very creative base. Nice work!

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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Gary

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#8 posted 01-03-2018 12:59 AM

Very smart; efficient and effective.

-- Gary, Florida

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