Since the addition of my daughter to the family, my re-emergence into the shop has been a little slow. However, recently for the first time in a while I found myself back in the saddle and ready to go. One of the first projects was to get a static tool-stand base moving. I had to look no further than the rig reader JDwires posted to the Flickr pool.
His mobile base set him back a little scrap and some hardware. This is the kind of project I get into. JD used a bar lever as the actuator to pop a set of casters up and down which lets the saw attached to it roll around or sit tight — brilliant sir, both in the execution and the budget for the project. My hat is off to you. I will have a very similar one rolling around shortly.
Mobile Tool Base [Toolmonger Photo Pool]