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Project by Chriskmb5150 posted 10-16-2010 10:41 PM 5749 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not really a woodworking project but a woodworking-equipment project i guess.
Made out of 2×2x1/4 and 6×4x1/4 angle iron. Originally bought the htc base from woodcraft but it didnt seem very sturdy to me so i made this one.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level





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#1 posted 10-17-2010 12:53 AM

how do you lock it down?

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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Chriskmb5150

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 01:18 AM

”how do you lock it down?”

It has locking casters.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 03:33 AM

Chris,

Remarkable improvement on the usual mobile bases. That looks rock solid. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

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#4 posted 10-17-2010 03:48 AM

That looks good, I just finished a similar one for my TS.

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#5 posted 10-17-2010 10:09 AM

Looks terrific! I’m just in the process of trying to figure out a Movable base for 2 Rolling Tool Holders. Might just “Borrow” your design if that’s okay.

Rick

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#6 posted 10-17-2010 08:29 PM

What was the cost of materials?

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Chriskmb5150

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#7 posted 10-21-2010 12:12 AM

”What was the cost of materials?”

The angle iron was cut-offs left from other projects so i’d have to say our customers paid for that. I have around 40 bucks in it for the casters. if i had to pay for the iron i would say around 60 bucks.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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#8 posted 10-24-2010 05:29 PM

If you have a big job on and the “castor locking method” is not keeping things as steady as you want then you might want to use this method. I keep a set of four hockey pucks and a big wrecking bar handy. Just lever up the base at each corner, insert hockey pucks and she should be rock steady. I have bases on all my heavy kit and it works well.

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#9 posted 10-24-2010 05:39 PM

Good tip Simon, thanks.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Chriskmb5150

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 04:01 AM

that is a good tip simon, thanks. ive since mounted my saw on it and it seems pretty steady with all four casters locked.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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#11 posted 12-05-2010 04:33 PM

Very nice Chris, looks like you”ve had some exp. in metal fabracation. i know in the past try to assemble these forgin made pieses of %$&@*!! I find myself wishing I had my fabracation tools back. good job….

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