Flip Stand Modifications #1: Flip Stand Modifications

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Blog entry by plantek posted 11-16-2010 10:30 PM 1503 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I first built the stand I decided on making it a little taller then the plans to add a drawer. That’s still in process. As well as a drawer I have stared making extension wings for use when the miter saw is being used.
The extensions have a fence on them which makes them unusable with the planner, that is if I mounted the planner side ways. I’m not concerned with that because when I use the planner its usually quick (in – out) and do not leave lumber on it. Besides I have roller stands to accommodate.
Then extensions slip over the top and have a adjusting bolt for leveling. Here’s a picture. Bear in mind they are not complete. There will be gussets on both sides of each extension, tapering to the end. I mortised a piece of flat bar into the side of the stand for the leveling screw to push against.
I could have used a smaller piece of metal but that’s what I had on hand.

Here’s a link to the original post of the stand:
The next time I post it will be with a finished drawer and both extensions in place.
I plan to make some type of hanger for the extensions to hang on the side of the case when not in use.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 11-17-2010 07:40 AM

Great idea Plantek. It seems level nicely.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 12:16 PM

Nice job, as I was sitting chatting with my wife (Aka Blondie.) It came to me being I already have two adj. roller stands it might not be cost effective to buld the extensions. I like yours however.

I modified my stand and got it all most done yesterday. Instead of the 1 inch wood dowel for the pivot points I used 5/8 steel rod. Over Kill I know. I also made it 36” tall as well.

It did create a problem as I was using one long peice of steel rod, I need a extra set of hands to get it through the other hole. It’s slightly off and I can’t see it when trying to wiggle it through. I might be cutting it and putting 12 Inches on each end instead.

Should have it done soon, back to work now yuk! Man those 4 day weekends go fast.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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