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Machine cart with retracting casters

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Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Aug 2018, 18:39

Well, here goes. You all said you want to see something come out of my workshop now it's substantially complete.

I want to build a cart to take my mortice machine which weighs 47kg so the CoG will be a bit high on a small cart. I will try and make retractible casters to be able to move it from its stowed to working position.

I will also use the bottom of it to house my compressor, killing two birds with one stone by giving the compressor a home and providing low down weight.

I am also trying to recycle some really old well seasoned beech that has come out of an old dining table.

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And I found some old adjustable feet from an old filing cabinet and some bright hardware from a previous job.

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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Aug 2018, 18:40

Family business for the next few days; back middle of next week.
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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Pinch » 10 Aug 2018, 19:52

Nice one Malc. Looking forward to seeing how this works. I have every confidence in you ole chap. 8-)

I'm now facing some challenges with my little hobby shop. :x

I know I'm not pro anymore, but I'm going from a 30'x18' shop (+ the mezz) to a wee little 8'x7' jobby. I've been doing a bit in there tonight, but got a bit flustered after walloping my finger! :|

Nice bit of beech. I like beech. 8-)
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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Rod » 10 Aug 2018, 19:56

Nice to make something of old wood and put it to good use but why the plunge saw?

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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby 9fingers » 10 Aug 2018, 20:48

Malc2098 wrote:Family business for the next few days; back middle of next week.



Malc I'm detecting a distinct lack of commitment on these important projects? :lol: :lol:

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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Aug 2018, 21:09

Rod wrote:Nice to make something of old wood and put it to good use but why the plunge saw?

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My shoulders are giving me gyp, so I didn't fancy the handsaw, western or Japanese, I wasn't confident cutting the angles on the tables saw, the track saw did the job.
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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Aug 2018, 21:10

Pinch wrote:Nice one Malc. Looking forward to seeing how this works. I have every confidence in you ole chap. 8-)

I'm now facing some challenges with my little hobby shop. :x

I know I'm not pro anymore, but I'm going from a 30'x18' shop (+ the mezz) to a wee little 8'x7' jobby. I've been doing a bit in there tonight, but got a bit flustered after walloping my finger! :|

Nice bit of beech. I like beech. 8-)


Thanks, Paul.

I do like the beech, too, especially with a an 80z blade!
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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Malc2098 » 10 Aug 2018, 21:10

9fingers wrote:
Malc2098 wrote:Family business for the next few days; back middle of next week.



Malc I'm detecting a distinct lack of commitment on these important projects? :lol: :lol:

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Don't start! :D
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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Rod » 10 Aug 2018, 22:16

I’ve just watched a very interesting programme on Ch 4 about Flying over England.
They visited a factory making propellers from Beech the traditional wood for them. I’d always imagined they would have used a more flexible timber like ash.

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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby RogerS » 11 Aug 2018, 16:46

Rod wrote:..... I’d always imagined they would have used a more flexible timber like ash.

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Absolutely not. You don't want your propeller flexing about all over the place and altering its pitch !
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Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Rod » 11 Aug 2018, 18:57

The owner has found some original plans (Blueprints)for a Spitfire prop and is going to produce them. At the moment they are all made in Germany!!
Anybody interested in planes ought to watch the programme, there’s 4 of them - first one should be on All4??

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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby Malc2098 » 15 Aug 2018, 18:33

Recent progress - the tilting caster carriages are fixed on to the base.

FYI - I bought a pack of Hafele 100mm hinges from Homebase. Three of the screws have broken! Hence different colours of screws and a couple of gaps.

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Re: Machine cart with retracting casters

Postby will1983 » Today, 10:59

Malc2098 wrote:FYI - I bought a pack of Hafele 100mm hinges from Homebase. Three of the screws have broken! Hence different colours of screws and a couple of gaps.


This always surprises me, it doesn't seem to matter how expensive or who makes the hardware, the screws are always sh*t!
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