I decided to build a flip top cart for my planer. I looked through several forums, magazines, and plans and decided on a hybrid of the Wood and Woodsmith plans.
My drawings and notes.
I am using plywood left from building the shop. It is a rough luan. A different look for shop stuff.
My first rip with the SawStop. Very cool. Dead accurate. So different from using my little Ridgid.
The top is made of two matching pieces. I cut a dado in the top to house a 1/2” steel bar, the pivot point for the flip top.
The two pieces dry stacked with bar in the center.
The planer cart is a modified box as it has no top rails. I am using two layers of plywod for each side for extra strength. The dadoes to hold the shelf are created by layering the plywood and leaving a gap for the exact width of the shelves.
In this shot you can see the side stacked left to right with a spacer for the bottom shelf, the inner side part one, spacer for top shelf, and the rest of the inner side. I used this set up to fit the pieces. I will glue the “two” sides together.
I actually have fun building with plywood, because things go so quickly. Here is the stack of carcase parts waiting for assembly.
How do I insert screw threads?
I am going to make my own threaded jig knobs for this project. So I bought some 5/16” brass threaded inserts. Some questions: Are these just installed by drilling a hole and screwing them in? Should I add glue?
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