The stand's torsion box base is pretty much the controlling factor for other components to line up. Rather than a total re-build maybe you could save it(?) If your cabinet boxes are square and well dimensioned, they may work well on a good base. You could remove them and stand them on a flat section of floor as a test.
I'm just trying to save you some re-work. Several of my early attempts were beyond salvage and ended up on the burn pile. The units are gone but what I learned from them helped me in going forward so they were not a total loss.
My fliptop stand is still in use and is one of the best space savers I have come across. Mine used to hold my planer and CMS but now holds a planer and a sander. Soon I think it will be 2 sanders as the smaller planer is not getting used much lately. Maybe a pair of smaller units that could couple together would be easier to move around(?). The rolling worktable shown has tons of storage and 3 vise positions (vise not shown). All my mobile stations share a common height with my fixed machines so they can enhance each other to some extent.
Last edited by glenn bradley; 12-17-2010 at 01:10 PM.
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