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Offline Peter Teubel

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Mobilizing Stationary Equipment...
« on: April 14, 2007, 12:42 PM »
Just an idea that someone might find useful...

Having stationary equipment mobile is a requirement for my shop.  All the mobile bases I've used require you to place the machine *ON* the base, with only the weight of the machine holding it in place. I never did like that.

I had several Woodcraft brand mobile base kits. Usually, one cuts a 3/4" piece of plywood to match the dimensions of the machine and then attach the wheel assemblies to the corners. Well, I decided to attach the pertinant pieces of a mobile base *TO* the machine itself. Works great and everything is incredibly stable and easy to move now.

I just finished mobilizing my planer (pic below). It had built in wheels, but they were on fixed axles (can't turn) so I removed them. My bandsaw (500lbs) and my small lathe (300lbs) were "mobilized" last year with the same assemblies.


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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Mobilizing Stationary Equipment...
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 11:37 PM »
Looks good, too!  I like that matching black and yellow paint scheme with the racing stripes!

Dave R.
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