Mobile Storage and Machine Stand

Introduction: Mobile Storage and Machine Stand

About: Woodsman and field tutor on a week day. Life long inventor, designer, engineer for the rest of the time. From items that make life easier to items with no reason to be....other than the idea popped into my h...

My workshop tends to get a bit crowded and when I needed to buy yet another piece of equipment I wanted to find a way to keep it out of the way when it was not in use. I decided to build a mobile cabinet to put it on.

Step 1: Recycling the Packaging

The equipment arrived in a big wooden box which with a lot of heaving and straining landed on the workshop floor. I carefully unscrewed the top of the packing case and after a bit of head scratching and waving around of tape measures, decided to cut it in half, screw it together again back to back.

I cut a new more durable top and a pair of doors for the ends, added a pair of fixed castors and a pair of braked steerable casters to the underside. I had some nice hinges and pull down latches to hold the doors shut.

Step 2: Jobs a Good'un!

The hardest part was getting the machine up on top of its new stand but once there it was stable and, as intended nice and mobile. I can park it in a corner when not in use.

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