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    Roller Stand Mod, V2

    Another item off the to-do list.

    Once upon a time I bought a roller stand because is had roller-balls on it. Long rollers tend to steer stock and I wanted something for the bandsaw. I found that on heavier material the rollers left patterns of crushed fibers that showed up during the finishing stage despite hand planing and sanding to final dimension. So, I modified it and added casters.

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    This worked great.

    Every now and then I would be working with material, or end up with spoil, consisting of stock that was thinner than this design is intended for. I have other stands but, I would be too lazy . . . er. . . . I mean 'creatively focused', yeah, that's it . . . creatively focused to stop and swap stands.

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    I grabbed a piece of scrap 1/4" BB ply and a piece of PVC pipe. I cut a skinny 1/4" slot out of the PVC on the tablesaw and cut the ply to a size that would position the PVC a fat 1/8" below the top of the casters. I just happened to cut the PVC slot small enough to fit nice and tight (read, pounded it on with a dead blow mallet).

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    Now I get the benefit of the casters and have a safety net for the occasional thinner stock/spoil.

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 07-14-2012 at 04:29 PM. Reason: sp
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    Nice addition to the roller stand Glenn.

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    Well, I looked at that and thought, "Why didn't he stagger the casters better?" Then, I looked at the pic and thought, "Oh, he means really thinner!" and it all suddenly made sense.

    Good deal Glenn.

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    what will you do when that white wears off on the good lumber going across it? we know it must be just paint that will wear off and mark the next piece threw your use of pvc has triggered me to make a similar fix to my PU back Cover door lift..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    what will you do when that white wears off on the good lumber going across it?
    The only things that should rub on it are thin pieces that fall through the caster spacing. I figure those pieces will be so light weight (and usually spoil anyway) that it shouldn't be a problem. I guess I never thought about PVC rubbing off . I did give it a coat of that shop-surface imperviator; Johnson's Paste Wax .
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