I said my next project was going to be the mobile Mitre saw stand, but as I am having trouble sourcing some parts, I decided I would make a wheelbarrow Planer Stand, I had seen it on Popular Woodworking and decided it would be ideal for me, as I often have to cart my Planer to various parts of the property, so a fixed one in the workshop was not for me.
It only takes a couple of hours to make, and although it is slightly bigger than I envisaged, it is sturdy and the right height, it will get a lot of use.
I made a couple of small changes to the design, I couldn’t get 3” fixed castors, 2” was the biggest, swivelling castors… as big as you want! but not fixed, so swivelling it is, if they are a problem, I will just drill and put a screw through it to make it fixed! I can see why it is suggests using fixed, they are narrower and would fit on the 2×4, I had to add a block on the side to fit the castor.
I also shaped the handles, rather than taper them, and the legs, I couldn’t get 3×3. so I glued two 2×4s together and cut them down to 3×3, although to be honest if you ´put extra leg braces, you could probably get away with using 2×4 for the legs.
Tomorrow I will bolt the Planer to the stand, and find a home for it!
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright