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Shop Organization #5: Flip Top Planer Cart Part 3: It's alive!

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 2379 days ago 7574 reads 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Back to the shop to save the top.


I started by edging all sides with redwood, thus covering the misplaced hole.

I carefully marked the new holes.

I clamped the top to my workbench and dragged the drill press over for a more precise hole placement.

Flip it..


Cut off saw and bar stock.


Testing.


I hammered in the bar after fudging with some washers and a spacer or two. The case hole is 1/16” larger than the bar.

Watch it spin…

Stops
I installed flip tabs to keep that table in place as per the plans. I am also going to add some bolts for greater stability. I worry that the tabs could wear out.


Test ride.

Next: Bolts for the top, bolting the planer, a drawer?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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cajunpen

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#1 posted 2379 days ago

Giz – what is the purpose of this table? I’m not being smart – just curious. Are you planning on putting another machine on the other side of the top and just spinning them to use – or do you plan on using the top as an extra bench top when the planer is down? What about the weight of the planer – I guess you have to bolt in in pretty solid. Just curious about the final use – could be a great space saver for a small shop like mine.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2379 days ago

That’s better, John. it looks like it will do the job very well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Peter Oxley

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#3 posted 2379 days ago

Now you’ve got it. Looks good! Good fix for the misplaced holes.

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#4 posted 2379 days ago

AWright! Looking good now. How stable it the top with the wooden keepers in place?

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mot

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#5 posted 2379 days ago

Looks like it does what it’s supposed to! I was hoping you were going to put the planer up there and THEN give it a spin. Kidding.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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gizmodyne

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#6 posted 2379 days ago

Bill,

The purpose of the cart is to house two tools. I am planning on putting something on the other side but I am not sure what. Future tool possibly. I think it will need something to balance it. The top is two thicknesses of plywood.

The 1/2” steel pin goes in about 4” on each side.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 2379 days ago

rikkor,

Not stable enough. I am going to add some bolts through the side and keep the tabs for when I am going to do the flip.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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GaryK

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#8 posted 2379 days ago

Looks pretty nice! Nice little video.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2379 days ago

Giz – this will be a real space saver for us small shop guys. I’ve thought about something like this but did not know how to start – until now. I will follow this closely and may want to give this a try myself. I could see my planer and a tool that is seldom used – like my Ringmaster – sharing space on this stand. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Zuki

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#10 posted 2379 days ago

Looking goooooood !

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USCJeff

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#11 posted 2378 days ago

Nice post. Love the detail and pcitures that show the process. The video was nice as well. Here’s my version. My quality was much more of that of a “shop” project. Functional, but not as pretty as yours! Well done. Keep em coming.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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Mario

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#12 posted 2378 days ago

very nice setup. Thanks

-- Hope Never fails

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Bruce

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#13 posted 2371 days ago

That’s a great idea. I just “finished” planing some boards the other day. Or thought I did. I must have screwed and unscrewed my planer to my table saw outfeed table four times that day. I need a cart like that! Thanks for the idea.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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gizmodyne

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#14 posted 2371 days ago

You are welcome.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#15 posted 2092 days ago

Nice cart.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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