Mauling Maple Since 1998
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Thank you, Pirate. Your concerns are valid. But, I'm not a handplaning guy. I'm more the DA Orbital sander type. :D Will I chisel and bang on stuff? Absolutely. But my shop is my small garage and the table must be readily mobile. My wife cannot help me move a table that weighs 300+ pounds once I store stuff on the shelf. The table will be an assembly/glue up/outfeed table. Will also be used for repairing appliances, bikes or whatever else I need to get to waist-level to work on. I'm planning on some serious, heavy-duty locking wheels. 6" diameter, 1" wide at least. The bottom shelf will have braces (stringers?) made of 2x4's every 18" or so. I want to be able to put a transmission on the table or shelf if I have to.
But, your idea of retractable casters is appealing. I was thinking about some kind of screw-down feet, like those universal equipment bases have. Not sure how'd I'd make that though or where to buy it.
Last edited by mikeintexas; 11-23-2011 at 09:08 PM.