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Project by PCorl posted 94 days ago 1709 views 20 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to build one of these rotating top stands for a long time. I finally got around to it and am very pleased with the way it came out. I would like to take full credit for the design but can’t. The design is a combination of many ideas I “borrowed” from different designs I found on the web. The cabinet measures about 24 inches square and is 33 inches tall on the rollers. The top rotates on a 1/2 inch steel rod set into a dado between the layers of the top and on each end sets in a pocket drilled in white oak. I used barrel latches on both sides of the top and they just rest on the top of the sides. The drawer is on full extension slides and measures 8 inches deep. The rollers are all swiveling with brakes. All edges of the plywood are covered with iron on edging and the finish is 3 coats of poly.





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NIS240SHU

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#1 posted 94 days ago

Nice job!

I have the same planer and I’m itching to get the Ridgid sander. I’d love to see something like this in my garage.

Helder

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Lance

361 posts in 1124 days


#2 posted 94 days ago

Looks good, I just sold my setup about 2 months ago, it was a sad day to see it leave!! I spent a lot of time designing mine, but I honestly like my set up I have now better.

Very clean looking cart – well done!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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RoadHogg

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#3 posted 94 days ago

Nice! This is on my list!

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, Editor Popular Woodworking

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 94 days ago

VERY NICE!
I will be referring to this quite a bit as I build my own since I finally got the ridgid sander. :-)

How do the barrel bolts hold? I was planning on using those as well.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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PCorl

49 posts in 1978 days


#5 posted 93 days ago

So far the barrel bolts work fine. There is one on each corner and there isn’t really that awful much strain on them, most of the weight is on the pivot rod.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 93 days ago

Nice work, I have been usign mine for over 4 yrs. Well done.

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

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TravisH

212 posts in 533 days


#7 posted 93 days ago

Nice and clean. I built mine last fall and wonder why I had not built one sooner. I have not built the drawer yet but need to. I thought about the barrel hinges but went with the eye bolt and screw knob route.

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WoodGuyScott

38 posts in 262 days


#8 posted 93 days ago

I’ve been considering how I was going to manage everything in my 1 car garage shop. This might be just the thing.

Hmm, I wonder if I can do a benchtop jointer and my midi lathe on a similiar setup…

Great execution of an even better idea.

-- --Shafe

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RoadHogg

71 posts in 526 days


#9 posted 93 days ago

WoodGuyScott. I would imagine so. Balance and structure would be your greatest concern for something like that. I would think, if things were balanced well, when flipping the top, you’d be “lifting” only the weight difference between the two machines. I’d love to see it if you do it!

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, Editor Popular Woodworking

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trucking36

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#10 posted 93 days ago

When I made mine I tried the barrel bolts but they tend to vibrate some so i didn’t trust them and just used two by fours with regular door hinges that worked out better for mine.you can see it on youtube under …...flip top cart revival…. .....

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topherstrux

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#11 posted 93 days ago

I need get one of these done.

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