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This is the mobile base I constructed for my multi-tool workstation. It does not use hinges for the stop block as most of these designs do, rather it uses a 1" steel pipe axle U-bolted to a 2"x12". The legs serve as the supports for the axle. This is a very simple and robust mechanism. The bench must not be so heavy that it can not be picked up a few inches to allow the stop block to swing down into position. Watch the video at:


And check out my instructable for more information:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Multi-Tool-Workstation

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A clever solution!
 

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Creative thinking ,good job.
 

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good idea,
 

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Thanks for sharing this clever idea.
 

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I like the idea of no hinge. My only concern would be the loading on the wood with the wheels attached with the long grain. Maybe a piece of plywood underneath to prevent cracking of the load is too heavy. I've been looking for a way to raise a 7' bench from Grizzly with 9 drawers fully loaded. Not mine, but a friends, and this has possibilities.

Thanks for sharing

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The legs could be reinforced by gluing another section of 2×4 on the outside so that the axle rests on four 2×4s if needed for additional strength. Or a small square of 2×4 with the grain parallel to the floor could be glued onto each leg with the the axle passing through the middle to reinforce the vertical leg grain.
 

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Simple and effective I love it. I do everything from scrap or repurposed HF supply's
I have an old Homelife table saw on a steel oblong base and I think I can incorporate this design to work well with mine.
 
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