|Forum topic by NIS240SHU||posted 04-20-2014 03:10 PM||4350 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-20-2014 03:10 PM
I’ve been lurking here for a while, but I think this is my first post.
I’ve got a single car garage and I want to combine my Ridgid TS3650 contractor saw and my router table. Wood Magazine had a design in their “2008 Best-Ever Workshops” issue.
For the mobile base, they use a slab of MDF with casters on the corners, then (4) maple 1×4s distributed across the length with end caps of the same wood, glued and screwed together. This frame is attached to the underside of the MDF to act as a stiffener/support.
I was thinking that this setup may twist and throw off the alignment of the tables above.
The other option I came up with is to do a torsion box similar to what Marc at TheWoodWhisperer has shown.
With either option, I’m limited to about 4” from the bottom of the MDF platform because of the 4” casters that have a total height of 5”.
Am I overthinking this? My garage floor is relatively smooth so the racking may not be an issue. I think the torsion box may also be cheaper because I could use plywood for the inner structure and MDF for the outer skin, rather than expensive maple.
What do you think? I can’t wait any longer. Six years is more than enough time to think about it. :)