Been a while since I last posted. Busy on a couple of construction jobs over the year so little workshop time. But at last I have got one project finished and decided to fit some retractable castors. Nothing new I know. I was surprised at the cost to buy so decided to make some from scrap box section. The final result works a treat but buying against making is questionable. There was unite a bit of cutting and machining and the cost in items I bought was £6.50 Wheels E-bay £4.50 and cheap spray paint £2.00 so 10% of cost of buying complete set. The material I used is more substantial than the commercially available. But time to manufacture was longer than anticipated so £68 to buy is probably a cheap price but I guess I still have £61.50 in my pocket I can spend on something else, and I did enjoy making them.
Below is a few photos of the castors in place.
Scrap box cut to very rough shape for foot lever
Castor in closed mobile position
Castor in the lifted position.
many thanks for looking
The Home Engineer