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This stand is made from southern yellow pine using half lap joints. You can activate the hinge without bending over. To extend the wheels, use your foot to move the pin left and out of the way and use your foot to move the wheels down on the ground, then lift this side of the stand off the ground and simultaneously use your foot to move the pin back to the right, then do the same for the other side of the stand. It works similarly to retract the wheels, just lift one side, disengage the pin with your foot, drop the stand back down, then with your foot move the wheels all the way back and push the pin back in. I used some door hinges and fiberglass pins from my surplus pile.

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I did something very similar on my "Norm Abrams" work bench.
I like it because the think sets flat on the ground when in use and when not in use.
I like the clean look of yours much better. Mine is kind of cobbled together.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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These are such a great useful idea, congratulations, well done
 

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Very Clever!

Are the pins steel? Is it hard to move them with your foot?
 

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@KTNC the pins are just what I had in the bin, so they happen to be fiberglass, but I would have used hard wood dowels otherwise. I thought about using a bolt but that kind of strength isn't necessary. Anything would work that is reasonably strong, but of course the larger the diameter the easier they are to press with your feet! These are only 3/8 in diameter but it works fine.
 
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