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I want to make a "Norm" like router table. I want it to be mobie. I want to use nice casters like the ones Woodcraft sells.

The rub:

1. Although I want to use casters, I don't want to see them.

2. Since I don't want to see them, I will put a skirt around the entire router table. Something attractive, but it will hide the casters.

3. Since I can't get at the casters, I need a system, device or something that will make my router table immobile. I don't want to have to get down on all fours, or anything like that. I really don't want much effort at all.

I can't offer anything but praise for good ideas. You all seem clever and I hope to hear some ideas.

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HI Steve

It would be a easy one to make, this is jist one of many ways..
4 rods with rubber tips on the rods that would go do the inside of cabinet and lift the cabinet off the wheels with or cam on a grank or lever on the out side of the cabinet.

I wiil stop at this point, if you want a drawing let me and I will post one how I would do it, but you will need a torch , but most of it can be made out of hardwood I think.

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I skirted mine but left the back side of the skirt open and that is where the locking castors are at. I did the same with my turning mobile cart. You could do the same and just hinge the back skirt I guess. Lift up the back skirt and lock them and be done.

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I have seen yours Corey and forgot about it. That would be just fine.

Bob, I can't use a torch but have a friend who can. If you will draw the picture I would really like it.

Then built both.

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Hi SB

Here's quick one, hope it helps

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I have seen yours Corey and forgot about it. That would be just fine.

Bob, I can't use a torch but have a friend who can. If you will draw the picture I would really like it.

Then built both.

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Thanks bob, I need to study this.

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Shopsmith sells a raising/lowering mechanism for their tool. You might be able to adapt it to your needs (a set is required). I often see them advertised on ebay. Just search on shopsmith.
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I found Shopsmith on Ebay, but I can't seem to find the raising/lowering mechanism for their tools. Do you know what it is called.

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I found Shopsmith on Ebay, but I can't seem to find the raising/lowering mechanism for their tools. Do you know what it is called.

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Try casters. Here is a link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shopsmith-Caster...QQcmdZViewItem

The little star shaped wheel does the raising and lowering.

I hope this was helpful.
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