Make equipment/workbench/piano dollies using workbench casters

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Project by flowerdog posted 04-06-2021 12:38 AM 1712 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These dollies are made like piano dollies which you can rent to move pianos. I had a piano to move but also wanted to move my equipment around the shop. You can lift up one end of the cargo to slip the dolly underneath, then do the other end, then wrap a strap around the bottom and press the lever to raise the cargo up about 3/4”. For the piano, I used a 2×4 on the angle irons to raise the piano to over 2 inches to make it easier to get past door sills and similar obstacles. If you use a regular 4 wheel furniture dolly with the piano then you have lift the entire piano off the floor to get it on the dolly, but with these piano dollies you never lift more than half the weight.

You could also move your workbench or other heavy equipment with these dollies.

In photo 2 the wheels are up.
In photo 3 the wheels are down.
To move irregular sized equipment like the band saw, I used wood as wedges to keep the dollies vertical.

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#1 posted 04-06-2021 01:51 AM

Cool idea!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#2 posted 04-06-2021 03:26 PM

Thanks for posting this as I may have a piano to move this summer.

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