Several months ago Norm build a work table with retractable rollers. I
didn't pay that much attention at the time, but now have a place where I
can use such a table. Without buying the full plans, does anyone
remember how the retractable mechanism works? (Norm got the idea from a
Norm has a photo of the table in use on his web site. You should be able to
see enough of what is happening under the table to duplicate the design
without the need for purchased plans.
, and see if this
As I recall, casters are mounted on plywood stretchers that are
hinged-attached to the L shaped legs. A plywood block, hinged to the other
part of the L-leg locks the stretcher in place when the table is lifted just
enough to set the casters down. A cord attached to the 2 blocks, pulls the
blocks up and gravity pulls the table down onto the floor. You can kinda
sorta see it here:
http://www.newyankee.com/swcorner_large2.shtml (large image)
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Ask the librarian to start.
Here in CT, we have a wonderful collection that gets better all the
time, in addition to an inter-library loan system. I've found
librarians to very accommodating to user requests. They LOVE when
their libraries get used!
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