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I'm a bit stuck, so I figured I would bring this to the group. I am designing a reloading bench 2'd x 2'w. The issue is that when I am using it it needs to be solid on the floor, but I have to be able to move it when I am done between a shelving unit and a wall. I figured that if it were to have casters that could hinge or retract out of the way when I am using it, then easily rotate or extend under the bench when I need to put it away. I have come up with a couple of design ideas, attached. Please provide feedback on these. I have issue with all the designs presented, but am out of ideas.

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I'm having a hard time figuring out how the wheels lower down and lock in place, from that picture.
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It's best to get the DVD,, but it works off a rope, see the rope in the picture.it's a very neat ..

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How about adapt the idea from a Wood Magazine mobile tool base? It basically has the casters mounted on a hinged piece of wood, and you rotate a handle to make the casters go up or down. The lever has the hole offset from center so it works like a cam.

You could build it from the picture, but attached is a link to the plan:

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There have been a multitude of mobile base ideas presented on this forum and at Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum

Many of these ideas offer a practical solution to what you want.

EDIT: I edited this post because I misunderstood your question the first time I read it. Duh!

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Heres a website that will give you some ideas...
15 Free Mobile Base Plans: Put Your Power Tools on Wheels - ToolCrib.com Blog
I built #5 and although it needs refining (when the weather gets warmer) it does allow my bandsaw to be moved around.
Here is a cheap kit that you may be able to asapt for your needs...
- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
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try this. i built one for my ts.

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That's a neat one Levon thanks for the video..

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your welcome BobJ,

it works great, it does take a little time to build but worth it.

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