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Old 01-17-2018, 08:12 AM
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Default Retractable Wheels on Workbench

This was featured on the front page of VansAirForce.net on 1/17/18. Duplicating here.

Video of wheels being extended/retracted:
https://dougreeves.smugmug.com/MiscPublic/i-P6QN8Md/O

Wheels are from a $10 furniture dolly bought from Harbor. Maybe another $4 in hinges and wood. Beats buying those massive castors that are $15/ea. Raises bench 1/8" for moving.


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The bench I got when I bought my partially completed RV-7 project has retractable wheels. Very similar setup, without the "foot lever" board. Just pull up on the end of the bench and the wheels extend automatically.

When I sold the project, the bench stayed.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:05 PM
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The bench I got when I bought my partially completed RV-7 project has retractable wheels. Very similar setup, without the "foot lever" board. Just pull up on the end of the bench and the wheels extend automatically.

When I sold the project, the bench stayed.
I build my (3) work tables with "retractable gear" too. The "lock blocks" simply drop into place when you pick up the table. Later, I took some thin nylon rope and tied it to little eyes in each block and then to another eye under the bottom of the table. The rope was left loose enough so that the blocks drop into place when you lift the table edge slightly. However, when you want to "raise the gear" you simply pull on the rope, lifting the lock blocks back up. Hence, no need to bend over whatsoever.

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