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Project by MT_Stringer posted 09-01-2014 04:18 AM 1458 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a little time off from building cabinets this weekend to put together a new stand for my planer. Previously, I had built a flip top stand and it worked really well. But it took up too much real estate in my small shop.

So, I designed a new stand that would be mounted on casters so I can move it around. It has a smaller footprint and I like that. There is room for a drawer. I’ll finish that later.

The lower part of the stand is designed to look sorta like a crate. I will use it to store the 4 inch dust collection hose…and there is enough room for a couple more hoses also. Extra storage is a good thing.

When we finish our kitchen remodel, I may take the planer off and cover the top with some Formica, of which I have plenty.

Color me happy!

I would like to give a shout out to Scootles for drawing up my design idea. Thanks for the help. As I was building it, I made a couple of changes, but everything he drew was right on the money.

Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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Scootles

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 05:07 AM

Looks great! Glad to help! Feel free to ask if you need any more done. it was a great learning experience for me.

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 06:13 AM

nice looking stand,and handy…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 10:12 AM

nice work.

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 11:41 AM

Handy dandy, and mobil too.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Lockwatcher

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 01:52 PM

I like your curved edges on your top…is that a drawer at the bottom or with lack of a better word “retainer strips” they look very cool.

I made a series of shop tables (including one for the same planer)...

Shop Table

I hope to add drawers or retainers to mine…

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio, http://www.lockwatcher.com/

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 03:33 PM

Thanks to all. This stand gives me a little more room and is more maneuverable.


I like your curved edges on your top…is that a drawer at the bottom or with lack of a better word “retainer strips” they look very cool.

I made a series of shop tables (including one for the same planer)...

Shop Table

I hope to add drawers or retainers to mine…

- Lockwatcher

The lower part is fixed for storage. The drawer will go in the opening under the top.

What I did was make two face frames and attach them to the two sides, top and bottom with glue and pocket screws. It is very sturdy. I used a 3/4 inch spacer to space the “slats”. I like the look. It is different from others I have seen. Now my hoses aren’t piled up in a corner and I can move the stand around the shop freely and lock the casters in place. I can use the work tables as outfeed tables.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 10:44 PM

A good improvement to the planer would be a sled…..It will give you more infeed and oufeed length for long stock…..I have an old Delta 12” that I built a sled for years ago…It is 4 feet long x 12” wide, and made of 3/4” plywood, and I laminated the top…It has “stops” mounted to fit on each end of the cabinet to keep it in place…One of the best jigs for the machine, and you can remove it when necessary…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 10:52 PM


A good improvement to the planer would be a sled…..It will give you more infeed and oufeed length for long stock…..I have an old Delta 12” that I built a sled for years ago…It is 4 feet long x 12” wide, and made of 3/4” plywood, and I laminated the top…It has “stops” mounted to fit on each end of the cabinet to keep it in place…One of the best jigs for the machine, and you can remove it when necessary…...

- Rick Dennington

Thanks. I have one. I work out of a one car garage so space is limited. I hardly ever plane anything longer than 5 feet long.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 11:08 PM

Got it…...Sometimes those things are indespenceable…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#10 posted 09-02-2014 01:38 AM

So the flip-top cart was good until I borrowed the 2×4 idea? :-) Great looking cart

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 09-02-2014 02:22 AM



So the flip-top cart was good until I borrowed the 2×4 idea? :-) Great looking cart

- Notw

It was. It was just too big for my cramped area. I hated to see it go because it worked so well. When I go visit my brother in law, I will lean on it a little while. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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