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post #1 of 4 Old 12-22-2019, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Plans For Sturdy Workbench/Stand?

Iím restoring a Parks Planer and it weighs about 250lbs, I believe.

I want to make a pretty basic stand for it on casters.

Does anyone here have any plans or advice for building a stand that can effectively support that heavy of a machine?

Was considering using 4x4 posts with 2x6 rails/frame. Joinery Iím considering half laps, glue, and either lag bolts or through carriage bolts.

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-23-2019, 07:08 AM
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You are overthinking the problem. 4x4 posts are unnecessary.

The strand you are building is basically supporting the 250# weight in compression. Wood is very strong in compression. A single 2x4 would be able to support the weight if you could figure out the geometry to keep it balanced.

Your major problem in building a stand like that is racking. I like your idea of half laps and carriage bolts.

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-23-2019, 05:00 PM
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here's one idea / plans that may be of interest here

Myself, I just build this one
Put it on top of Bora PM-1000 with plywood base
I placed both WEN 4214 (85lbs) + Rikon 10-3061 (86lbs), butt facing each other :)
If build shorter, I'm sure you could put 250lbs on that (I sat on mine for a while to test it :)

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I like this idea, and have adapted it to build my rolling miter stand. I used Jay's base and Ron Paulk's torsion box after downloading his plans. Instead of Jay's offsetting single legs per corder I used 'L' shaped 2 X 6 legs as I wanted to put the casters in my amazon link on. I also put a 3/4 square steel channel bar from Home Depot and connected the two casters so I could raise and lower them both at once.
These are my casters

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