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Jack Clay
04-26-2007, 10:36 PM
Has anybody made air bearings, I need help to make them. I am going to be moving an old 1200 pound Powermatic bandsaw I am going to rebuild. I would appreciate any help.

Jim Underwood
08-07-2007, 9:24 PM
I saw a piece of equipment like you describe at the last IWF and one of the guys at Fine Woodworking was doing a review on it. Lemme think who it was.. Oh. I know. It was Roland Johnson, a contributing editor doing that review.

And here's the video of the device:


Rich Engelhardt
08-18-2007, 6:49 AM
Golf balls work pretty well as "rollers" under heavy objects, providing the bottom of the object is flat and the surface your going over isn't too rough.
I can move my Browning safe - about 800 lbs loaded - across the family room carpet by tipping it sideways and putting 4 or 5 golf balls under it.