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Trying new woodworking skills #2: Planer stand #2

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 357 days ago 1573 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Taking a plunge Part 2 of Trying new woodworking skills series Part 3: Tested the planer »

I got an early start on the planer stand. I was itching to get started. I had a ton of crap to do around the house. I had a limited amount of time. I got to the workshop and cut the leg stock to length. I was ready to assemble but I realized I was rushing things. My impatience is my greatest fault. I put it all away and went to bed. The next day I was more relaxed. I had only 1 pot of coffee. I ran the leg stock through the jointer and took my time assembling.

I cut one side of the leg down 3/4” so the legs would extend the same distance from the corner. OCD is okay if you can focus it to a useful task.

I assembled the top and shelf. This a great use for the Kreg jig.

Put it together.

Put the planer on top.

I was given an HTC 2000 mobile base for Christmas last year. I use it for my 6” jointer and it works great. I ordered the same base for this planer stand. Should arrive tomorrow or Monday.

BJ



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Tugboater78

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#1 posted 357 days ago

Simple but servicable!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Vince

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#2 posted 357 days ago

Looks good I like it.
How do you like your DeWalt planer? Do you have any issue with snipe at all?

-- Vince

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Roger

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Nice, simple, effective

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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BJODay

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#4 posted 356 days ago

Vince,
Haven’t plugged it in yet. I opened it up to make sure everything was assembled well. No loose parts or hidden shipping lock-downs found. I was missing the cord wrap. I contacted DeWalt and they shipped it out. It came UPS today.

I wanted to assemble the stand first so I can make adjustments at the height I’ll be using it. I’ll check it out tomorrow or Sunday.

BJ

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 356 days ago

Simple, easy and most importantly…..EFFECTIVELY USEABLE! Good job.

I have the same DeWalt and you WILL see some snipe. It’s pretty inherent to these suitcase style planers. One of the best ways to reduce the chance of snipe is to take TEENY TINY passes. And support the board at both the infeed and discharge ends.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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