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Mobile Workstand
Basic Description

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This simple workstand is both stable and mobile. It provides a great surface for cutting, routing, sanding, assembly etc. You can roll it around your workspace by simply tipping one end a few degrees to engage the wheels. In the resting position, the wheels are disengaged and this is the key to its stability. There are no obstructions on the underside of the worktop which allows for efficient clamping. These mobile workstands work very well in pairs, so after you finish your first one, you may want to build another!
Materials Screws; rigid casters; adjustable leg levelers; full-size sheet of melamine, plywood or MDF; 2 x 4" lumber (4 x 10cm). A complete material list is included in the printable accompaniment to the plan and is also listed below.
Tools Table saw (or circular saw with straight-edge cutting guide), electric drill, level, clamps. A complete tool list is included in the printable accompaniment to the plan and is also listed below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated materials cost: $35
Time 2 to 4 hours depending on ability
Prints Although the project plan is displayed below, certain plan elements work best on paper. We have compiled a printable accompaniment to this plan which includes a complete bill of materials, tool list, plan of procedure, and drawings.
Difficulty Moderate
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The first step is to acquire all of the necessary materials and to make sure that you have all of the proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared before commencing because then you can work without unnecessary interruptions.

If you haven't done so already, you need to print the printable accompaniment to this plan which includes the complete materials and tool list. It is convenient to take with you to the supply store to pick up everything that you need. We have also provided the material and tool lists below along with some links for online purchase.
completed mobile workstand

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 52 1 5/8 (4cm) self-tapping coarse drywall screws
#2 48 2 1/2 (7cm) self-tapping coarse drywall screws
#3 16 3" (8cm) heavy wood screws
#4 4 adjustable leveling feet with 5/16"-18 (M8) screw size or larger more info
#5 4 T-nuts or threaded inserts for leveling legs with 5/16"-18 (M8) screw size or larger
#6 2 rigid casters, 2 - 3 (5 - 8mm) diameter more info
#7 1 full-size sheet 4 x 8' (1.2 x 2.4m) of MDF, Melamine or Plywood 5/8 - 3/4 (15 - 20mm) thick
(one sheet is enough for two workstands)
#8 4 2 x 4" x 10' (4 x 8 x 3000cm) lumber
You can make any of several alterations to the dimensions and design that we are using. Before you make any changes or purchase materials, we recommend that you read through the entire plan and, in particular check the design considerations section at the end of this plan.

Tool List

Tool
drill more info
countersinking bit more info
table saw or circular saw with cutting guide more info
level more info
square more info
clamps more info see plan for details

We have omitted the most common tools from our tool list. Furthermore, some of the tools on the list are not necessarily required. If you do not have everything on the list you may be able to use an alternative but you will surely need to read through the entire plan first.


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