Stand for Powermatic Mortiser

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Project by cso posted 01-12-2013 11:44 PM 3541 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this project last summer so my memory is a little faded on this. Made of solid red oak all the way around (left over from a project), no plywood. I counter-balanced the weight of the mortiser with a bunch of left over roofing shingles stacked in at the bottom, right below the bottom drawer. Drawer sides are baltic birch ply with the matching oak false front (forgot to include a picture of the inside of the drawers). The mortiser is bolted down of course. Finish is Old Masters Gel stain (mahogany I think) and Arm-R-Seal. The casters are the double locking kind and were purchased from Lee Valley. Very heavy to move but still moveable. When the casters are locked it feels like I’m using a stationary machine. Any questions….shoot.

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 02:15 AM

great looking stand!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 03:20 AM

”When the casters are locked it feels like I’m using a stationary machine.”
Sorry , made me chuckle : )
Nice job and good idea on the counter-weight.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 05:14 PM

Great cabinet for a great tool. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 08:03 PM

Great cabinet, definitely worthy of the tool that sits on top of it.

-- Aaron

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