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Torsion Box Workbench - aka - my first bench #6: again with the wheels?!

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 10-13-2012 11:12 AM 1157 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: learning curve still hasn't changed... Part 6 of Torsion Box Workbench - aka - my first bench series Part 7: Progress on front vise »

so I’ve been poking around trying to figure out which solution will work best for this bench. I think the 2×4 with swing down casters will work, but like others I don’t want to be shoving my foot under the bench to engage the device. I’ve got plenty of 2×4, but I still need to invest in my casters and the other hardware. I found one of the threads here on LJ about it. I like the idea with levers from Wood Magazine (#178 Sept 2007), I’m just not sure I want to cough up the $8 for the plans. I’m figuring the bench will be about ~125 lbs finished. Better get back to the research!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades



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workerinwood

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 02:20 PM

I purchased a workbench caster set from Rockler ($79.00) that I will be installing on a assembly table that I will be building next week. They had good reviews. I will write a review once I have installed them and can see how they work.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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rhybeka

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 05:42 PM

excellent, Jack! I did see those but they looked a bit nice for my table :D For the price they looked good!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades

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John Stegall

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 10:55 PM

http://woodgears.ca/mobile_base/table_saw.html

You may have seen this but if not, take a look.

-- jstegall

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rhybeka

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#4 posted 10-20-2012 01:19 PM

Thanks John! I love that idea, but I think I’m going to go with the $8 plan – we’ll see how this goes after I think through it thoroughly and try to match the plans up :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades

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