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#1 posted 05-16-2018 08:45 PM

I made one with a bigger caster… once you start looking at the design, you will understand the wheel size (and weight) limitation on those smaller ones.

Instead, you might want to try to incorporate a pivoting hinge type where the casters are mounted on a 2×4 or similar that is hinged. Here is a good example of one such design by Mattias over at woodgears: Mobile jointer base

There are a few other similar types that are floating around here on LJ’s, as well as plenty others that can be found with a quick google.


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