Agregando Ruedas a La Mesa (adding Wheels to Table)




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Introduction: Agregando Ruedas a La Mesa (adding Wheels to Table)

About: I am leaving Instructables, soon. I am very upset with the turnaround that has the page to post the manufacture of a dildo. Me llamo Osvaldo Julio Schiavoni I speak Spanish, not English. I use automatic tr...

Mi mesa de trabajo hecha por mí hace unos 10 años es útil, transportable, plegable, multipropósito. Pero es pesada para moverla yo solo de un lado a otro, y pensé que sería lindo agregarle ruedas.  Los requisitos eran: fuertes, colapsables, baratas y fáciles. Dos rueditas, para un extremo de la mesa, debían ser suficientes.

My homemade working table, that I maked some 10 years ago, is useful, portable, foldable,
mutipurpose. But it is heavy to translate it working I lonely, and I thinked it would be nice to add it wheels. The requisites was: strong, collapsible, cheap, easy. Two little wheels, for an end of the table, must be sufficient.

Step 1: Evaluar (evaluate)

Evalué hacer las ruedas con mi "torno del pobre" , pero entre conseguir la madera dura, los ejes, los soportes, etc, me resultó más conveniente comprarlas hechas por aproximadamente 3 U$S ambas. Una vez con ellas en mano, me aboqué a la tarea de instalarlas. La idea era que cuando no se necesitan no molesten, porque una mesa de trabajo debe ser firme, no debe moverse para todos lados cuando uno está aserrando o limando algo. Tampoco debían sobresalir de las patas, para no tropezarme con ellas. Es decir que tendrían que permanecer escondidas hasta el momento de ser necesarias.

I evaluated to make the wheels with my "poor man's lathe", but getting the hardwood, spindles, brackets, etc. it was more convenient to buy they made, by approximately 3 U$S both. Once with them in hand, I will lead to the task of installing them. The idea was that when not needed, they not bother, because a work table should be firm, not to move in all directions when you're sawing or filing anything. Nor they should protrude from the legs, for not to trip over them. That is to say that they should remain hidden until they become necessary.

Step 2: Instal�ndolas (installing Them)

Lo primero que hice fue asegurar las ruedas con tornillos, a sendos tacos de madera dura. Luego agregué en las patas de un extremo de la mesa un travesaño de madera dura, a una altura tal que los tacos con las ruedas, puestos debajo del travesaño, sostuvieran la mesa aproximadamente a 1 cm del piso.

The first thing I did was to secure the wheels with screws to two separate blocks of hardwood. Then I added to the legs of one end of the table a hardwood crossbar at a height that the blocks with the wheels, placed under the crossbar, sustain the table about 1 cm from the floor.

Step 3: Ending (terminando)

Finalmente uní los tacos de madera con una tira de chapa gruesa, de manera que formen un conjunto sólido, a efectos de que las ruedas se plieguen y desplieguen juntas. Doblé a 90 grados los extremos de la chapa y les hice un agujero a cada uno, por donde pasé un tornillo que fijé en las patas.

Finally I joined the wooden blocks with a strip of thick iron sheet, thus forming a solid body, for the wheels to fold and unfold together. I turned 90 degrees the ends of the strip, and made them each a hole, where I crossed a screw that screwed in the legs.



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    You are one smart man Sir. I have been trying to figure a way to do this to my bench for some time now just not sure of how I should do it. I have a table saw that I boought that has retracktable wheeles on it and have been trying to figure out how to rig some to my work bench. Thank you so much.

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    Thanks for the praise, and glad to be useful to you.