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Shop Organization #6: Flip Top Planer Cart Part 4: Success!

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 2414 days ago 6538 reads 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Flip Top Planer Cart Part 3: It's alive! Part 6 of Shop Organization series Part 7: Crosscut Sled version 2.0 and Panel Sled »

Stability
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.

Bolted!

Spider Planer.

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



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mot

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#1 posted 2414 days ago

Not bad, not bad! It was good watching the progress of this piece!

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

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#2 posted 2414 days ago

Looks pretty cool! Good job.

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

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#3 posted 2414 days ago

Very nice, and apparently very stable. Good job.

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#4 posted 2414 days ago

yup, you must be proud!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#5 posted 2414 days ago

I missed the video on the first pass, Giz. Whoops.

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

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#6 posted 2414 days ago

Well this project came out great – looks very functional. Any idea what machine will rest on the bottom? How critical is the weight consideration (of the other machine)?

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

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#7 posted 2414 days ago

Ya do’ed it!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 2414 days ago

Very nice and completely functional. I enjoy your “style”

-- Hope Never fails

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#9 posted 2414 days ago

I can see this idea being pilfered along the way.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#10 posted 2414 days ago

I have the same planer. After you work all the bugs out I’m gonna make one of these. Thanks for sharing the process. Looks good!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#11 posted 2414 days ago

Great project Gizmo. A while back I remember a cart that is similar to this but had a rotating flat sided drum that accommodated three or four machines. I need something like that for my Planner, jointer, Router table etc. Does anyone remember seeing this? I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

-- Noodles

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#12 posted 2413 days ago

Thanks all.

Bill. I am not sure what will go on the bottom. Future tool: Spindle sander?

I made it the same height as my tablesaw, so I can use it as outfeed support if necessary.

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

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#13 posted 2413 days ago

Nice job, John! Gives me some great ideas for my shop…

-- Living on the square...

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#14 posted 2412 days ago

Thanks Damocles.

-- -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 2412 days ago

ive been watching this closly when i saw it in a mag. i was a little skeptical about the weight .thanks for blogging this gizmo i think you have made a believer out of me ! im currently looking at a much larger building for my shop if i get it i wont need this but if i dont this will be in my very near future . thanks again for the blog good job

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