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Since my heel fracture, (near 5 months ago) and the long term damage I will inherit from it, I have to reconsider my shop set up.

I will have to find a way of incorporating a couple of stools or a means of resting the foot, while doing the tedious work. (always a lot of this)

I have to re-think my tool set-up, as the continious back and forth for tools, even becomes an concern. (build a robot) That would work!

Safety becomes a bit of an issue as well. The method of working on a project with power hand tools while sitting. Hum!

I see these, and other obstacles I will encounter in the coming years as a challenge,,,,,,,, one that I am looking forward to solving.

The power of "loving woodwork" has a method of finding solutions for each challenge we encouter.

This section "Special Needs Woodworking" is an excellent adition to the forum.

My challenge is small, but shows what a lot of us will face or are now facing.

Just thinking out loud!

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Hi John,

Not sure of what size of shop you have but, you may consider building yourself one of these. http://www.newyankee.com/getproduct.php?401

You can build it to any size you wish but will allow you to keep the "power tools" close at hand. As for resting your foot... build yourself a "shop stool". Not sure if a pic is available from the one Bob & Rick R. made but, it would work for you. RWS DVD series #5.

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John I took a stool on wheels like you see in the doctors office. So I can roll from machine to machine. Like I said before I can sit at all my benchs. Bandsaw I made the base for it so I can sit at it comfortably. Drill press is a bench top model same with that. The only tool I still have to stand at is the tablesaw. But if I took the base out of that I could benchtop that also. So there are many good ways to revamp your shop. Once I get my tools set up with me sitting at them I'll be showing my work stations that I built to demonstrate the ease of doing this. I hope the heel doen't bother you too much. It is a real pain to get woodworking when you are in pain or no gumtion to get started been there and done that. Just got to keep a positive aditude.

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My shop is not too large 15'x25', but does create a few logistical problems. I do like the idea of a movable tool caddy, this does have merit and I will look at how this idea may be able to help me in the shop. I definitely need a stool though.

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My next door neighbour gave me a great stool, (nice height and very stable) but it is quite heavy and difficult to move around the shop. I do like the idea of a stool on wheels, my only question is, "can you secure the stool" when working at a paticular machine?

I am looking forward to seeing some photos, and how you have met some of these challenges.

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John with my weight I don't have to secure it. I made the base for it because the original base broke. It was made of plastic so I made my own wooden base for it and it really works well for me.

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Hi John,

I believe you can get swivels with brakes so as to secure the stool.
At work we have those OSHA step ladders that, when you put any weight on them, they settle down to their rubber feet, hence it becomes secure. As moving it around, you can, so long as there is no weight on them. The casters are spring loaded.

Take some pictures of the new stool, draw out some plans... do some searching for the particular casters/swivels in which you want.

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With a search as you suggested, I found this:
http://www.castercity.com/floor-locks.htm

It reminds me of the locking mech on the stand of my Dewalt planner, (only much bigger) I would say with a little more digging I will find something for the stool. Two of the casters on my router table have a locking mech.

Man they want a arm and leg for some of the casters. I have ideas, now to move forward.

I will post the solution I find that works for me.

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John try www.grizzly.com they have some nice casters I used 2" locking casters on my bandsaw and I did have them under my stool they lock really well.

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Hi John,

Here's a few from Grizzly.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/2-Gr...-w-Brake/H0678
http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-Gr...-w-Brake/H0680
http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-Gr...le-Brake/H0683
http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-Gr...Threaded/H0686

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John the first ones that Ken has there posted are the ones that I use the 2" gray they work rather well and you can move really smoothly with them.

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