The flip top had a little play in between the flimsy tabs, I had a plan to stabilize it.. First, I shimmed the top level.
I drilled a bolt hole through the side into the edge of the top.
Next: Drilling for the threaded inserts.
Inserting the threaded inserts
Eye bolts through the side and into the inserts. X 4 = rock solid.
With all the bolts I decided to test the stability and weight handling capacity.
Attaching the planer
I set the planer on the top and marked the bolt holes.
I counter-bored the bottom for a washer and lock nut.
Witness the first flip (Destruction?)
Still have to add more inserts for when the planer is flipped and make the drawer. It is cool!
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne