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#4 I need a stand for my planer (flip top?)

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Blog entry by jstefan posted 02-21-2014 03:42 AM 1495 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have so many projects and ideas building up and I the planning preparing process, but I need to have the shop more organized and a home for everything. as of right now my planers been sitting on the ground kinda always in the way, I need to get it on a stand and in it’s own place in the garage. I’m also looking into buying the rigid combo sanding unit and won’t have a dedicated spot for it either….

so after thinking of different ideas and solutions, I’m pretty set on making a flip top cart to house both units… today’s my Friday so I’ll have a couple of days around the house to get to work on something…

I was thinking of doing the woodcraft plan or perhaps coming up with my own… any thoughts or ideas? and for those of you who have built the woodcraft plan, how do you like it???

here’s a pic of the woodcraft

and here’s a few pics I grabbed from random sources online of different ideas, all seem like they’ll work for me…

-- flickr: josephstefan twitter: wynnkid



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Jokker78

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 03:51 AM

I am tagging to follow. I want to make one of these too,

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 04:33 AM

I made one similar, but I used 2×4 material for the legs and cross braces. It works just fine. For awhile I had the HF oscillating sander mounted on the flip side. Pretty neat.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 06:49 AM

i like it, did you design it? or did you get the plan from somewhere?

-- flickr: josephstefan twitter: wynnkid

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 12:53 PM

I like the idea of this type of cart as well but for my bench top sander. I have began a version that will us 2x material for the main frame. May be able to get some work done on it today. Have to work on the pivot mechanism.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Mike’s looks like a similar version of the Woodsmith or Shopnotes Version.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 06:53 PM

I have one and I am thinking to redo it. I would go the woodcraft version for the added storage space.

Space is being a problem for me. With the extra top space I could put my worksharp for sharpening chisels there.
I would also add a couple of drawers to store accessories in.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 07:01 PM

Actually, I am thinking about tearing mine down and rebuilding it a little more narrow. Space is also a premium. This was my first and ony try at building the cart and realized later I could have made it smaller.

I have taken the oscillating sander off of one side, so it can be used as a work surface if needed. It is almost level with my workbench. That all depends on where it sits on my very uneven floor. :-(

Most likely, I will have to destroy it to get it apart, then use the leftovers for shorter pieces. Heck, 2×4’s are fairly cheep these days. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 02-21-2014 11:54 PM

Here is a video of a flip top I made for my miter saw and thickness planer. I hope you can take a few ideas from it and build one to suit your needs.

http://youtu.be/YgGmebcgvM8

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop

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jstefan

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#8 posted 02-22-2014 10:43 AM

guy, you’re stand is awesome! I love it. I’m planing on putting my planer (same as yours btw) and the rigid combo sander once I get that.

I love the miter saw part of your stand though. and I eventually want to build a system like yours. I subscribed to your YouTube channel, liked your video and added it to my favorites for future reference. thanks for sharing

-- flickr: josephstefan twitter: wynnkid

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Guy Dunlap

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 01:07 PM

jstefan, glad you liked it. If you have any questions on some of the construction details, feel free to PM me.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop

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#10 posted 02-22-2014 09:32 PM

I like it! I really like the mitersaw setup. Did you start with a plan, and modify it? I have my thickness planer on a casters and a low frame, which I set on a pair of low sawhorses when I use it, and the mitersaw on a rig I built from a set of plans. But your rig is the bomb! Bravo!

-- Lynn B. | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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