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Tool stand is made from 4" PVC pipe and two toilet flanges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1989 (v.5#3) pg. 10

Tip: Attach bench-top power tools to a plywood base and a piece of 2x4. Clamp them in a Black & Decker "Workmate" bench for use.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 8

Use hockey pucks under machine tool stands to reduce vibration.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 12

Move stationary woodworking machines by equipping them with casters mounted on hinges which can be flipped under the base by lifting one end of the machine at a time.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 12

Tip on installing threaded inserts into the top of a workbench to facilitate attaching and removing bench-top machines.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 14

Tip on supporting your bench top jointer, shaper, planer, etc. with the Black & Decker Workmate while in use.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 26

Rolling shop cabinet. Norm Abram's design of a cabinet (27"x32"x29" high) that serves as a stand for bench top tools. It has a drawer and two-door lower compartment.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 36

How to combine swivel and rigid casters for shop table and machine base mobility.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 22

Make locks for machine tools on casters from toggle clamps, steel rods, and angle iron.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 16

A simple roll-around stand houses four table-top tools (belt-disc sander, miter saw, drill press, planer). The machine in use is pivoted upright to occupy the center of the stand.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 18

Adjustable leg for tool stand is made from a pipe flange, pipe, pipe cap (with a threaded hole), a lock nut and a bolt.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 23

Plywood stand for benchtop power tools is both compact and mobile.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #79 Apr 2000 pg. 102

Use the extension arms of a radial saw table as the stand for benchtop tools. A U-shaped tunnel or bridge placed on top of the extension arm allows the radial arm saw to continue to be used without removing the benchtop tools.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 36

The ultimate tool stand. This large (72"x26"x34" tall) roll-around stand combines a chop saw stand, router table, portable planer stand, workbench with T-slot clamping system, outfeed for table saw, downdraft sanding table, and a glue up table.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 48

Low-rider mobile tool base. Built from 2x4s and plywood, these castered based are held in place by foot levers when operating the machine. Est. cost: $40 for the jointer base shown.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 92

Mobile stand for a benchtop table saw features a large storage area in the base and a hinged outfeed table. Could be adapted for other uses.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #91 Dec 2001 pg. 112

Band saw stand and storage unit. Plywood cabinet supports a Rockwell 10" band saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1984 (v.7#5) pg. 21, 25

Building your own machine bases. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1985 (v.8#4) pg. 44

Roll-around stand for a small (portable) drill press features two storage drawers, a storage cabinet and retractable casters. Built from plywood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 45

Tip describes stands for power tools so they are mobile.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 7

Improve the usefulness of your Workmate folding workbench. This two-part system of plywood plates (base plate and tool plate) lets you attach a variety of small power tools to the Workmate as needed.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 39

A look at special tables for portable power tools that make them more versatile.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 94

Build a stand for a grinder from a brake drum, 2" pipe, and 1/4" steel plate. Estimated cost: $6.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 104

Tip: Build a grinder stand from an old farm disk and a piece of iron pipe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #254 Dec 1984 (v.34#10) pg. 89

Tip on bolting stationary machines to your workshop floor using lagbolts and fiberglass resin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 83

Tip shows how to make bench top tools more stable when sitting on a Workmate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 18

How to make wheeled bases for heavy power tools from plywood with hinged casters on the corners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 6

Tip on a base design for bench top tools which allows them to be clamped in a Workmate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 24

Tip on attaching bench-top tools to plywood bases and storing them by hanging on the wall when not in use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 88

Speedy way to build a wobble-free workbench or tool base by screwing together twelve 1"x4" boards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 18

Tip shows how to make bases for bench top tools that allow them to be hung on the wall when not in use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 45

Tip on making a simple plywood box on casters for use as a stand for small power tools. A hinged flip-up/flip-down piece of plywood will raise the stand off the casters when in use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 24

Build a speedy, wobble-free workbench or power tool base by screwing together twelve 1x4 boards in three-way overlaps at each corner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 62

Knock-down stand for bench-top tools or other shop accessories. Made from plywood. Two slot-together base boards (24"x26") are fitted with a 24"x22" top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 22

Tip on using hockey pucks as vibration absorbing feet for machine tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 24

Steel desk pedestals serve as robust bases for saws, jointers, shapers and other power tools. The drawers provide needed storage. Locking casters make them movable.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 24

Making stationary tools portable. A homemade Johnson bar (a small two-wheel trolly) teams up with two permanent casters mounted on each machine to make it easy to move them around.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 22

Homebuilt retractable casters are used to move heavy machines around your shop.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 68

Combination workbench and lathe stand. The workbench top swings up to reveal the lathe which is then raised up into working position. Lathe tools and accessories are stored on the bottom of the raised workbench top.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 70

Simple flip-down axle-and-wheels fits tool stands with bent sheet-metal legs.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 12

Tip: Use refrigerator or freezer leveling feet on heavy woodworking machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 8

Make your tool stands easier to roll around by attaching replacement lawn mower wheels with built-in height adjusters.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 12

Tip on using construction adhesive to secure benches and machines to a workshop floor.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 18

Tip on using glued-on plywood panels to stop machine stands from vibrating.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 30

Machines on wheels. A variety of shop-built hinge, handle and caster arrangements to move heavy machinery around, but provide stability while machine is in use.
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 60

How to build a good machinery stand from wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 77

Tip on using discarded brake discs as heavy bases for small tools, lamps, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 20

Use a trailer ball "dolly" to move heavy machine tool stands that are mounted on casters.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 20

Mobile base for a large stationary tool uses the crank-and-screw assembly from a pipe clamp to raise and lower swivel casters for moving the machine.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 18

Let it roll. How to put wheels on larger power tools.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 93

Tip on temporarily mounting various machines on the edge of your workbench using a removable 6"x26" board which is attached to the base of the machine and slips into a slot cut in the edge of the bench.

Build power tool stands.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #437 Oct 1964 (v.60) pg. 132

Make your own retractable casters for heavy shop equipment.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #641 Oct 1981 (v.77) pg. 78

Build a compact shop for bench top power tools. Multi-purpose work stations and storage ensembles are mounted on casters.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #680 Dec 1984 (v.80) pg. 42

How to make a super-heavy bench grinder stand in one hour from a old truck tire rim, a discarded car brake drum and a length of pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 90A

Tip: Use the frame and outer case of an old washing machine as a sturdy base for power tools.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 120

Unique work stand adapts the "Marlin Wood Carver" tool for carving in the round. Use it to make duplicate spindles and other furniture parts.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 20

Tip: Move heavy machine tools around by equipping them with levers that have casters at the end. Simply lift up on the levers (handles) and roll the machine to a new position.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 38

Box-leg power-tool stand is strong and sturdy enough for heaviest tools but is built of low-cost lumber.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1969 (v.131#1) pg. 178

Power-tool stand for jigsaw, drill press, jointer saw, and band saw include storage shelves and cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 178

Roll-away workshop holds both router and drill stands. Router table retracts into cabinet for storage. Drill press attachement for small drill is mounted on top of cabinet. There is room for other small tool storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 70F

Build a mobile, sturdy, vibration-free stand for a 4" or 6" jointer. Features a sawdust drawer, storage drawer, shelf for accessories and retractable casters. Built from wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 27

9 ways a professional keeps his shop organized. Includes many ideas for tool storage, hardware storage, tool tables, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 118

Tip: How to add leveler feet to your power tools. Made from ordinary hardware.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 26

Tip: Make this simple support for a hand grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 30

Project for a master craftsman's shop. Stand for a motorized miter box features a built-in dust collector and a storage area for the saw accessories and tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 117

Sturdy wooden stand for a bench saw features 4x4 legs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1991 (v.168#11) pg. 73

Slide-out grinder bench allows you to sit and work.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 130

Recommended height of various stationary power tools for the average person (69.3" tall).
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 118

Roll-around grinder stand, with three storage drawers, is built from wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 152

Flip-top bench for compact tools. The top of the bench has hinged cutouts with bench-top tools attached (sewing-machine style). You flip each tool up as needed. Overall dimensions: 40"x96"x36" tall.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1984 (v.225#1) pg. 78

Three compact bench-top tools mount on a triangular rotating platform inside this wheel-to-the-job toolstand. Built from 1.5 sheets of plywood. Winner in PS/APA contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 90

Sturdy shop tables or machine stands utilize the half-lap dovetail joint to join the stretchers for extra strength and rigidity.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #67 Jul 1992 (v.12#1) pg. 77

Tip on using typewriter tables as stands for bench top power tools.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 10

Share bench space by attaching smaller tools to a rotating plywood turntable.
SHOPNOTES #5 Sep 1992 (v.1) pg. 8

Roll-around tool base for moving heavy power tools. A wooden tray equipped with one pair of rigid casters sits under the tool stand. A hook-and-handle mechanism equipped with rigid casters is used to lift the tray and provide the third caster needed to move the tool.
SHOPNOTES #22 Jul 1995 (v.4) pg. 24

Mobile tool stand for a bench top tool. Tip on adding folding handles and two casters to a simple wooden stand.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 28

Bench top tool stand (26"x20"x39" high) has two open compartments to hold tools and a top that is a convenient work surface.
SHOPNOTES #26 Mar 1996 (v.5) pg. 24

Wooden turnbuckle quickly secures tool base to Workmate support.
SHOPNOTES #30 Nov 1996 (v.5) pg. 28

A handy leg leveler to make for shop tool stands is capped with a rubber crutch tip.
SHOPNOTES #31 Jan 1997 (v.6) pg. 5

Photos show the conversion of an old washing machine cabinet into a sturdy tool stand.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1989 (v.38#3) pg. 60

Drill press stand for a bench-mounted drill press features a storage drawer and storage cabinet.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 90

Tip: Spray-painted "footprints" indicate the level spot where each of your power tools is to be positioned.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 24

Tip: Reduce the vibration noise produced by sheet metal machine bases by assembling with low-shrinkage construction adhesive.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 12

Tool storage cart on wheels. Three bench top tools are mounted on interchangeable shelves so the tool to be used is put on the cart top. Lower shelves hold the others when not in use. Cart has casters on one end, handles on the opposite end.
WOOD MAGAZINE #41 Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 54

Two ideas for leveling tool legs when the workshop floor is uneven.
WOOD MAGAZINE #42 Apr 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 88

Mounting bench top tools on a cleated base that fastens in a workbench vise makes them storable without sacrificing workspace.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 25

How to mount a pair of rigid-plate casters to the rear legs of tools or stands so equipment can be moved wheelbarrow-style.
WOOD MAGAZINE #58 Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 12

Tips on clamping bench top power tools to a table saw or lathe when in use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 21

Use pine shims to quickly steady a tool stand, especially if you have moved it.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 10

Bench top machines won't "walk" if you equip them with a clamping plate and secure it to the bench with a carriage bolt and adjustable fixture handle.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 20

Sturdy tool stand for bench top machines is movable using a special two-wheel "lever" to raise and pull the cabinets.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 65, Insert

Keep caster-equipped tools from moving using these wooden caster chocks fitted with rubber inner tube covers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #92 Nov 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 27

Four-wheeled tool base for moving heavy woodworking machines easily.
WOOD MAGAZINE #100 Nov 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 66, Insert

Lift-up router table fits inside a cabinet-based workbench. Includes details for constructing cabinet carcase, pull-up assembly and router tabletop with fence. Accompanying article describes an alternative design to support a bench top tool.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 62, 16, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 16

Swivel-top tool cabinet on casters. A bench top tool can be mounted on each side of the top. Includes plans for constructing the castered cabinet (24"x24"x33" tall) that has a bottom storage drawer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 44

Mobile bases for workshop machines. Shop tests of seven models and advice on how to select one that meets your needs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #110 Dec 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 80

Leg stand for stationary or benchtop tools is constructed of wood and features tapered and splayed legs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 28

Using ice hockey pucks mounted on machine tool stands to absorb the vibrations from stationary power tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 34

Tip on extending the locking knobs on some mobile tool bases up to waist height for easier access.
WOOD MAGAZINE #134 Aug 2001 (v.18#5) pg. 32

Technique for storing a miter saw or benchtop tool on the wall using a bevel and cleat system.
WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 36

Drawing of a combination stand for a tabletop narrow-belt/disc sander and tabletop oscillating spindle sander places the machines at different working heights and has plenty of storage in the base.
WOOD MAGAZINE #143 Sep 2002 (v.19#5) pg. 34

Platform designed for a benchtop tool will rotate to place the tool in the best working position.
WOOD MAGAZINE #144 Oct 2002 (v.19#6) pg. 30

Tip: Reinforce the legs on four-legged sheet metal tool stands by attaching thin walled tubing braces between the legs.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 3

Caster system for workshop machines. Mount 2" casters on pieces of 2x4 and attach them with hinges to your larger woodworking machines. The casters can be flipped up out of the way after the machine is moved.
WOODSMITH #37 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 3

Cabinet for a bench top drill press. Features a storage drawer, storage cabinet, drill bit storage racks, etc. Overall dimensions: 35" high, 25" wide, 20" deep. Built mostly of plywood.
WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 16

Simple joint for joining stretchers to legs on tool stands and benches made from 2x4's. Uses a long bolt, nut, and half-circle wood plug.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 3

Make supplementary, removable tops for the Woodsmith-magazine router table to hold a bench grinder, scroll saw, or other small power tools.
WOODSMITH #66 Dec 1989 pg. 3

Stand for bench top power tools featues a removable (slide-out) insert in the top to which the tool is fastened. This facilitates quick-changes of the tool in use. Extra tools with attached inserts are stored in the base of the stand.
WOODSMITH #81 Jun 1992 pg. 4

Simple mounting plate for a vise or bench top tool attaches easily to a workbench.
WOODSMITH #97 Feb 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Flip-top tool stand, mounted on casters, has a pivoting surface so a bench top tool can be mounted on each side.
WOODSMITH #111 Jun 1997 (v.19) pg. 32

Tip on moving heavy workshop machines by mounting casters onto two pillar-style automotive jacks and using the jacks to raise the heavy machine.
WOODTURNING #28 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 73

A reversible router/planer cart. A roll-around cart has a pivoting top. On one side is fastened a Ryobi 10" planer. On the other side is fastened a router table.
WOODWORK #4 Winter 1989 pg. 62

Mobility in the workshop. Wooden machine stand incorporates retractable casters.
WOODWORKER #1055 Oct 1981 (v.85) pg. 678

Wooden stand for a band saw features wheels on the back legs for mobility and two storage drawers.
WOODWORKER #1064 Jul 1982 (v.86) pg. 470

Lathe stand. A simple and inexpensive structure to get your lathe to the right height. The frame is made from angle iron found in bed frames.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 617

Tip: Use a turnbuckle and wire (or chain) to anchor a workbench or tool stand securely to the floor.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 707

Retractable caster system for moving workshop tools.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 99

Tip for attaching bench top-sized power tools to a simple base that clamps into a "Workmate" for use. The tools are stored in a vertical rack when not in use.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 12

Wooden machine stand with splayed legs, small drawers, and storage compartment is sturdier than open metal stands.

Built-in cabinet for your tool stand. Adding wooden drawers to metal power tool stands to create tool storage out of waste space.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1967 (v.23#6) pg. 33

A jigsaw cabinet on casters also provides hidden storage for other tools. Built of wood and perforated hardboard, it is ideal for an apartment dweller.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1968 (v.24#4) pg. 48

Power-tool stand is fabricated from plywood and includes a dust-bin partition and storage shelves for accessories.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1972 (v.28#6) pg. 28

How to construct a turntable to mount in power tool stands for holding accessories.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 43

Build a pedestal for mounting your vise for heavy work. Unit is bolted to the floor.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 48

Combination dust collector and power tool stand for the home workshop uses furnace filters on 3 sides and a window ventilating fan.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 90

Sturdy vise stand is made from a 30-gal or 55-gal steel drum filled with broken concrete, rocks, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 105

Tip: How to weld a nut to water pipe when using water pipe to make tool stands, jigs or collars. The welded nut will allow setscrews to be used for adjusting and clamping.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 77

Five workshop storage cabinets built from plywood. (1) Bench top tool stand. (2) Wall-hung cabinet with doors and shelves. (3) Chop saw stand which incorporates storage in base cabinets. (4) Router table with 3 storage drawers in base. (5) Roll-around tool chest with 12 drawers and 2 open shelves.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 42
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 6

Roll-around machine bases are fabricated from angle iron. Large thumbscrews lock the casters in place.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 58

Tip on adapting several bench top tools so they can share one set of steel legs (one tool at a time).
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 14

Rotating circular tool stand (7-ft. diameter) stops at 8 different tool positions. (2) A ferris wheel style tool storage unit (48" diameter). Designed for a woodworker in a wheelchair.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1994 (v.50#1) pg. 38

Attach bench top tools to a platform that can be pulled out or pushed in on a wooden drawer-slide mechanism. For storage, pull the platform completely out and turn it over, thus storing the tool underneath the workbench top.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1995 (v.51#3) pg. 20

Super-stable utility stand uses an undersized spare tire and wheel as a base, PVC pipe upright and a plywood platform.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 14