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lepelerin

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08-05-2015 12:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question trick mobile base saw delta 36-714

Hi,

I recently acquired a Delta 36-714 that I am slowly cleaning and tuning up.

I had to disassemble the saw in order to put it in my car.

and some rust on the wings

and some dust

this is where I am at.

I will make my own mobile base based on an idea from LJ Yostriker (http://lumberjocks.com/Yostriker/blog/27204#comment-2504762 )

If I want to make a base like that

What type of joints do I use to make that base solid.
Do you screw the longer 2×4 on the end of the shorter one and glue?
How would you do it?

For the part supporting the casters, do you just screw on the edge of the 2×4 and glue? Do you bolt it for more strength.

I have a couple of 2×4 that I plan to use for the base, I need to keep it as inexpensive as possible.

I want to make it right the first time and for that I need your help.

Thank you very much in advance,

Arnaud


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#1 posted 08-05-2015 01:07 AM

2×6s with half lap joints in the corners. Screw the casters to the bottom of the corners. I have these under my planers and drum sanders as well as my radial arm saw.

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 01:31 AM

oops I put 2×6 but it’s 2×4 that I have. So half lap on 2×4?

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 01:37 AM

That should work if you pick decent 2×4s with no big knots. I used 2×4s under a 5 hp/18” planer and it’s holding up.

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 08:21 PM

Tx gfadvm.

I cannot believe that only 1 LJ had an answer to my question! Surprising …

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#5 posted 08-05-2015 09:30 PM

I would do half-inch finger joints at the corners -—4 fingers on one board… 3 on the other for 2X material…

Although with the casters mounted onto that cross member… the “box frame” around the base of the machine doesn’t have much stress on it.

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