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small workshop ideas #19: workmate rotating stand for benchtools

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 01-01-2021 06:24 PM 518 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Another idea copied from Shop Notes Rotating Tool Stand..Just my CHEAP version. I had already made a base and castors for my workmate. Mine is a model 400 and it can move the rear board to a wider span, great buy when I saw it on Craigs list. So I had been trying, just llke everybody how to get some more floor space and still use these benchtop tools in my space. My 8 by 16 shed shop. 128 sq. ft. I was about to build a tower shelf and then each would pull off and go to the workmate and then slide back to the shelf, so 2 footprints. Then I had remembered I got an old cabinet in pieces from the neighbor of 3/4 plywood and this side piece of 24 by 32 is on top of the workmate with some friction pads underneath. It took a minute to configure the 3 pieces for best use. I don’t plan right now to use a central power cord just the extension cord, also I have a long shop vac hose to reach the front unti that I would be using. With all the weight the castors rotate well. I will screw these down soon. I typically use the sander in the vertical position just the way I prefer to use it. Hope it gives you some ideas. The Shop Notes Stand you can see on utube with 3 to 4 different builds for more ideas, about a 36 in round top that rotates.



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#1 posted 01-02-2021 05:23 AM

Man I like this idea!!!

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