Nearly done with the rolling tool box for the right section of the bench. The space is fairly wide at just shy of 7’ so I thought it might be nice to be able to move the box to access it depending on what I was working on, and where I wanted to sit etc. Im sure Ill end up just parking it at one end or the other, but its something I thought would be fun to do and completely unnecessary, right up my alley.
I still need to do some final tweaks like replacing the 4 bolts for the bearings with some threaded rod, and making guides to be sure the box stays centered on the track. Otherwise just a little weld clean up and paint
Roller assembly with brake.
Used an old super long bolt I salvaged from an old table, welded a nut to the end, and a quick mod to the clamp for the actuator rod assembly (removed the pressed in pin for a 10-32 bolt).
Mounted to the top of the 18" HF box. I added supports on either side of the clamp as it wasnt very stable laterally otherwise.
Clamp lever and actuator rod fit nicely above the top drawer.
Actuator knob in unlocked position. Pushes in flush with the box to lock.
I can park the box anywhere along the whole end section.
Video of it in action (not sure how to embed it)
Still have a couple little things to weld to the bench, but Im planning to paint it saturday am with my little helper.