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    A few cents table with casters

    Most woodworkers are scavengers and I'm not an exception but this was too good to let it pass.
    This morning I saw tossed away an old typewriter stand, and just next to it a piece of 1" thick chipboard veneered with cherry melamine from a discarded shelf. So I took it home, cleaned the wheels and oiled them, cleaned the stand and with only two screws I fixed the other piece on it and "voilà" another auxiliary table for the shop with casters.

    The only problem is that having another flat Surface on the shop I will have to restrain from accumulating things on top of it.
    This is the stand
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    This is the melamine shelf
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    An this what I did
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    The idea is not new, here you can see a grinder that a master carver I know gave me, and he had several of those stands converted into tool stands.
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    Last edited by Toni Ciuraneta; 11-02-2014 at 03:05 PM. Reason: spelling
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Well that worked out to be a good find and a nice and very usable table. Good job.

    Ray Vivian
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    Nice job re-purposing that old stand, Toni. It looks very sturdy.

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    Very nice, could see that selling for a good price to a decorator too.
    Darren

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    That looks great. Glenn wants to know how soon you will be building the drawer unit into it.
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    That looks great. Glenn wants to know how soon you will be building the drawer unit into it.
    Not a bad idea, but it would involve too much work. Besides, drawers are gates to unknown worlds were tools dissapear and appear months later...
    Best regards,
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    Cool Toni great repurposing.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
    cheers

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