|Forum topic by juanabee||posted 01-18-2014 09:04 PM||1013 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-18-2014 09:04 PM
Anybody out there ever heard of spring-loaded accordion legs for a workstation? Neither have I, but that’s a solution I dreamed up for my own shop. I just don’t have a good idea how to do it.
My shop is small, so my large tools are on mobile bases. I want to add more tools, but need a place to store them when not in use. Right now I have more shelf space than I can use, so if I tear out the bottom shelf of these OSB on 2×4 shelves, I can fit a sanding station cart and sharpening station cart under the shelf on a mobile base. But to fit it in this space, I would need to lower the cart by about 12”. Since that would be an uncomfortable working height, I wonder if I could make some spring-loaded accordion-type legs that would accommodate both the needed work level of the cart and its storage level.
If you know anything about how I would go about making something like this, please send me advice, links, suggestions, et. al.
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