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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 01-21-2008 09:04 AM 7917 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 01-21-2008 11:04 AM

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 01-21-2008 03:24 PM

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-21-2008 03:44 PM

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

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#4 posted 01-21-2008 04:31 PM

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 01-21-2008 04:31 PM

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 01-21-2008 04:57 PM

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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#7 posted 01-21-2008 04:58 PM

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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#8 posted 01-21-2008 06:42 PM

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 01-21-2008 10:00 PM

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 01-22-2008 03:30 AM

Looking goooooood !

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USCJeff

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#11 posted 01-22-2008 07:45 AM

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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#12 posted 01-22-2008 04:39 PM

very nice setup. Thanks

-- Hope Never fails

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Bruce

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#13 posted 01-30-2008 03:04 AM

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 01-30-2008 03:22 AM

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 11-04-2008 03:50 AM

Nice cart.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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