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Project by Thomas Porter posted 04-05-2007 06:53 AM 2347 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a client who’s wife didn’t like picking up her big mixer and moving it on the counter. It was very heavy and cumbersome for her. She said she wanted a “rolling cutting board” out of oak that would be able to hold up and slide the mixer on top of the counter.

I told her husband I’d cook something up and laminated up a few pieces of quartersawn oak to make a cutting board and then I put some good ol’ shop casters to the trick. Most people use these for roller tables for their workpieces. I just mortised them in to make it lower profile and they work great. The piece is 12”x18” and 1” thick.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com





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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 06:58 AM

Very innovative. It looks real functional.

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 07:01 AM

Nicely done! Those casters look like they would mark up the counter, but I guess that they do not. Is the counter formica?

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 07:10 AM

Interesting I wonder how well it works having a mixer on wheels? Could be great.

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Thomas Porter

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 07:41 AM

On my counter, yes they would. Formica and stainless don’t mix. It makes wierd slug-like streaks wherever it goes. It cleans off, but I’m not sure what the reaction between the two is. My client’s won’t. They have granite.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 12:32 PM

Great idea

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#6 posted 04-05-2007 03:23 PM

Cool!

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Lou

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#7 posted 04-05-2007 04:34 PM

very nice looking quarter sawn oak there! thats a great idea too!!!

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Don

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#8 posted 06-30-2007 11:51 PM

Interesting solution – I have visions of the lady turning her back on the mixer and finding it on the floor. Does the board have breaks? LOL.

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Thomas Porter

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#9 posted 07-02-2007 06:41 AM

Her mixer must be very well balanced because it doesn’ move much at all. I had thought this would be a problem, but it wasn’t in this particular case. I told her if it did that I would install something to stop any movement, but she says it works great.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com

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#10 posted 07-28-2007 09:56 PM

cool idea for the casters … small pieces of uhmw might work too

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#11 posted 08-01-2007 05:15 PM

I was wondering about sliding on the cupboard, but you answered that with their granite top. Really a good idea.

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#12 posted 08-01-2007 06:17 PM

Nice job Thomas. A great solution to the problem. Nice to see your postings again.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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