Repairing A Damaged Mobile Tool Base

A few weeks ago I needed to clear out some room in my shop so I could have some space to assemble the amazing JET JCDC 1.5hp Cyclone Dust Collector.  You can see my video of the unboxing & assembly here: JET Cyclone Dust Collector Assembly – Stuff Seth Makes.  Most of my tools have mobile bases and in the process of rolling out my DEWALT DW734 Benchtop Planer, I must have hit it on something or it took a bump weird, or something…I dunno.  But when I brought it back into the shop it was not rolling like it should be.  I checked the brakes and they were properly disengaged, but upon further inspection I noticed a couple of the thin metal legs where the wheels attach had gotten bent pretty bad.  I’d like to thank Harbor Freight once again for making a quality product (enter fart noise here).

Fixing the problem was no big deal and really not worthy of documenting, but since it was such a simple project I thought it would be a great opportunity to get a little silly and do something a little different with the video.  As many of you know, I’m a very full time wedding photographer with my wife, and our main gig running Zelo Photography keeps us super busy year after year.  Back in 1999 however, I got my first job with a video production company and worked there for a few years before kicking “the man” to the curb and running my own small video production business.  So, working with video and photos for over 2 decades of my life is allowing me to make what I hope you’ll also consider to be quality content for Stuff Seth Makes.  I’ll have a couple links at the bottom of this post to the camera gear (or at least something similar) I use when shooting my videos.

With this mobile tool base repair video, I wanted to make it a little more entertaining by giving it a touch of whimsy with the song selection and by using a ton of video speed changes and sound effects.  There’s only ONE shot in the whole video that uses the live audio of the clip.  Can you tell which one? (you might need to watch it a couple times to figure it out).  The rest is all sound effects and foley.  I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did creating it.  Without further ado, here’s the video for your viewing pleasure!


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