Picked up a used Sjoberg bench on the cheap ($75.00), but moving it in
the shop was a pain in the back. I needed retractable wheels. Rube
Goldberg and I put our heads together and here's the result:
Looks wierd, but the push-pull levers on each end make it easy to get
up on its casters. The other advantage is that the casters raise it
only about 1/2", so it nests neatly under my fixed bench when the shop
turns into a garage.
BTW, I've planed the top and refinished it with wiping varnish. A
poster in this group said it was easy with a #7 Stanley and a sharp
iron. He lied. It looks rough but it isn't, it just ain't purty. When
I picked the bench up it had all kinds of paint/glue/epoxy/yuck on it.
Obviously the yuck needs to be replaced.
Gosh, is that the whooshing sound I've been hearing?
Actually, wasn't meant as a gloat (or maybe just a tiny one), but the
lifting mechanism is kinda neat at a cost of about $3 for the bolts -
the oak bits came from scrap. Massive over-engineering seems to run
rampant in this group, so I tried to emulate my betters.
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