What about a pair of casters that are just off the ground on one end?
So when you lift the other end a bit it rolls on two wheels.
On Sep 30, 2004, at 3:20 PM, Mike Rambour wrote:
> I am looking for a design idea here...I built myself a small table
> for welding, working on heavy items, etc. some time ago. Its made of
> 2" inch angle iron (2 inches on each side of the angle and quite thick
> steel) and then a 5/16" steel plate on top. The top is is 32x36
> inches. The whole thing is quite heavy, it was used as a I need to
> learn how to weld bench and its wonderful to have in the shop.
> As my garage gets smaller and smaller, I need to move this heavy
> s.o.b. around often, I was thinking of putting casters on but I don't
> want it moving while i work on something and caster locks just don't
> cut it when you are hammering on some parts on the top. Ideally I
> would find some retracting casters that would allow the thing to be
> solid on its legs and yet easy to move the rest of the time. I found
> some at Sears for their band saw table but they are too flimsy for
> this table. I have also seen casters on a hinge, where you lift the
> table end, flip the casters down and lift the other end to move it
> Any suggestions ?