|Project by pnig||posted 02-19-2014 07:54 PM||1509 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
My workshop demands mobility of all the machines in the front of the garage, which is where this machine will reside. Since I make all shop equipment, cabinets, fixtures, jigs, and storage out of leftover materials this will be no different. The top is made for the remnants of one sheet of 3/4” plywood, and the bottom for a different sheet, hence the opposing grain direction. I like the two wheels on one side and a solid bar with rubber foot on the other side with an angle iron “hitch.” This allows me to use a “dolly” to steer and move the cabinet to where I need it depending on what else is going on in the shop.
The cabinet it self holds the mortising machine, a Powermatic model 701, and is designed to have two fold up wings to support longer work pieces.
So far I have used the machine on this cabinet three times and I really enjoy the mobility, stability and utility of the cabinet.
See more projects on my website: http://www.dywoodworker.com
Work safe, God bless