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Shopnotes version, several decades old and still flips with ease,,,,a nice addition to a small shop.





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#1 posted 60 days ago

Looks very useable. Is the piece of chain attached to some sort of pin that locks the top in place? Also what is the purpose of the 2x material thats under planer infeed table?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 60 days ago

Hi Belg, Well ya caught it,,,,,This sits up against the wall where my fishing gear shelves are stored above, That is a plastic box riged up for “Drop Shots” rigs. Shouldn’t be there, oooppps.

Now that piece of wood on top is the results of a test run from a jig I copied on one of those soft back mag. on “Shop Made Jigs”. This one was how to make a solid base to surround a small piece in order to run threw the planer.

I have a pin that runs clear threw, at each of the “Katty Corners”, to lock that top solid. There is a drawer below drawen from the other side.

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#3 posted 59 days ago

Great multi tool station

-- Norman

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#4 posted 31 days ago

Hey buddy, I think were having a little communication trouble. I’ll add a picture of the 2 items I was asking about. Both things I was wondering about are in the red box.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 31 days ago

I’m sorry about that Pat,

Thanks for the second chance,,, The chain is attached to a long pin, That runs threw a companion hole drilled threw the frame into the pine filler of the twin rotating plywood supporting inside edges. When it, and another located at the opposite corner is inserted. It locks that support solid. The chain is attached to the pins, to hold onto the pins when drooped, while I use both hands to rotate the sander/planer.Which ever one is to be used and brought back up level. They seem to have a even keel balance sitting there level, and holding them level with one hand is almost weight-less, while I re inserting the pin/s.

Now for that 2x material. There is a pipe (it acks as the rotating axis) that is centered between two pieces of 3/4” plywood “machine supports”, front to back and side to side. The pipe size is drilled into both of the centered sides of the vertical casing. The depth of which is what it takes in order for the surface of which ever 3/4 supporting ply. is brought up horizontal, to be level with the sides framed top sides. The 3/4” ply supports, are pined to the pipe, keeping it from working its way out, and locked into those sides. and there are cut pieces of pine the width of the OD of the pipe, as fillers that are between the ply. on both sides and the front, on both sides of the pipe. The picture frame of the ply. there in blue (I formica the flip top sides and the 3/4 ply supports ) is just my way of well,,,,spiffing it up to look better. Beyond that picture framing, lies the pine wood filler strips, between the plys. It is a solid bugger !!!!

When I made my model I wanted the edges of that pipe to extend beyond the outside edges of the vertical sides. 1/2”-3/4” sticking out on both sides if my memory is right. As the way that I saw it, that this gave that pipe more than ample support. I used a white wood 2×4, and a cut out a 1/2 circle in it’s center, Drilled out a circle on the inside of this circle, a bit bigger than the diameter of the pipe, and at its height location to the top, to ack as a shield to keep any thing from the edge of that pipe while it was being rotated. Similar to a belt shield. This left the straight section of my 2x on both sides, of the cut outside 1/2 circle, to screw to the sides of the casing.

More that happy to answer any questions that you have,,,that is if you still have any patience with me, to re- ask again.

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#6 posted 31 days ago

Now we got all the details. Thanks so much for the thorough explanation. My shop needs 2 carts like this to streamline things.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#7 posted 31 days ago

Hey, hey right on, (a reply from the 60’s),, Shopnotes Mag. was the first I had seen a plan of, some time back when they came out with their’s design. It in my case, has been a worth while effort makeing one. Dont forget to make one to fit your height, and then don’t forget in your pre design, to include in that height, the measurement of the height of those casters. A friend of mine forgot ,it is now the height of those caster to tall in his thinking. And if possable that bottom drawer,,,,well who has said,, I have two much storage space ?

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#8 posted 31 days ago

I know I try to add a drawer whenever possible I even added a shelf and a drawer under my bandsaw for the associated items. Do you use any outfeed for the planer? I’m going to make mine so my workbench will be the outfeed.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 31 days ago

WELL,WELL,,,,, This has turned into an interesting discussion. I too have considered this same addition to this Flip Top. I seem to be bringing up the two magazines, Shopnotes and their sister publications Woodsmith a whole lot, and I have no connection there other that a very long subscription,,BUT Pat, they have some of the very best,,,,, well,,,woodworking engineers around, on all kinds of approaches to woodworking situations & problem solving that I have seen. So here in this situation they have also come up with a “Put-away-raise up” extensions for these kinds of flip tops that I really like.

Here again Pat, make that flip top table comfortable to your height, as say to using a planer. You are going to do a repeated dance, around that planer. Matching the inserted, then going around to receive, placing the board to a place after you have feed the rest into, you are going to have to retrieve that pile, then to repeating the whole dance all over again. And any well designed extension, not only help to pick up the end of that board, but saves you the time and effort it takes, to run around to the other side to beat the speed of those rollers.

Aside from this ,,,this is also where that roll around shop cart that I /made and showed here, that doubles as a tucked away DP table, but also the roll up to where I need it at this time. The shop cart to lay those boards up on,,,,, and again in/and came from Shopnotes.

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#10 posted 30 days ago

Pat I sent you a PM as requested,,,,,,,,,,did you get it, or not ????

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#11 posted 29 days ago

I don’t see a pm from you???

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#12 posted 29 days ago

Ha !!!! I thought so. If your computer don’t reconize my e-mail address as something of value, like a request from you, it will shove my answer/e-mail into its/your Span folder——————-Pat, check there.

Wife and I travel/ RV in camping and meet several very nice people. “Well keep in touch”, is the parting reply, “Don’t forget to e-mail us when you get home”. What they FORGET is, that unless we are put on there recieving list. I can seen a greating untill I ware out the keys on this board, and they will never know I tried. There sits my return hello’s in their Span folder. Also one of the great things about these common intrest web sites. There a PM can be passed between common intrest, and not get lost. BUT you still have to look to where it is noted that it has been sent.

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