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Project by fivecodys posted 12-31-2014 11:22 PM 3488 views 24 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to building the Flip Top Tool Stand from Shop Notes.
I added 2” to the overall height just to make sure the planer handle would not rub when flipped.
I still need to come up with a way to store the small parts from the sander when it’s flipped upside down.
The little washers do not stay put.
It was a lot of fun to build I can’t wait to use it.
It has been pretty cold here so I had to work out in the garage/shop in shifts. :)
I have about $75 invested in this project.
I got the Plywood from Lowes $50, The locking wheels from Harbor Freight $13, and the hardware from my local Hardware store.
I also made my own knobs. This is a first for me. Surprisingly easy.

Thanks to all who posted this project before me. You inspired me to get out and do something on Christmas break!

Thanks for looking,

Bill

-- Chem, Central California





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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 11:49 PM

Good job. It will serve you well. Ha ha, I had the same problem with my sander, the HF model.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Bsmith

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 12:00 AM

Looks great. Glad to see this project. I like having the knobs on all four corners. I have the same sander and am considering that planner. Did you turn it sideways for any reason or is that the only way it would fit.

-- Bryan

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 01:07 AM

Nice Job. Looks like a great space saver. Just an idea for the washers and small parts for the sander, you could build a small drawer or box with a lid and attach it to the side of your stand. That way everything is all together and convenient. Just a thought.

Congrats on the new tool stand.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 01:11 AM

Am currently making the same tool stand. Found ready made plans on Sketchup 3-D warehouse, but included a drawer in bottom for all those loose washers, sleeves, etc.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 01:15 AM



Looks great. Glad to see this project. I like having the knobs on all four corners. I have the same sander and am considering that planner. Did you turn it sideways for any reason or is that the only way it would fit.

- Bsmith

Hi Bsmith,
The top is 23-3/4” x 24” so they will fit either way. I turned them different directions so that I could get to the carriage bolts easier. This way I have access to all eight bolts without either of the machines getting in the way.

Bill

-- Chem, Central California

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fivecodys

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 03:26 AM



Am currently making the same tool stand. Found ready made plans on Sketchup 3-D warehouse, but included a drawer in bottom for all those loose washers, sleeves, etc.

- greg48

That’s a great idea. Look forward to seeing it!

-- Chem, Central California

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 09:44 AM

Great job…I have the same sander and I used velcro to make a belt to go over the washers and another for the sanding tubes.

-- Vince

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 10:52 AM

Very cool. I think i need to build one of those now very inspired!

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 02:42 PM

great job. I like your locking system.

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 03:04 PM

Nice project and will be fun to use.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#11 posted 01-01-2015 05:24 PM



Great job…I have the same sander and I used velcro to make a belt to go over the washers and another for the sanding tubes.

- Vince

That’s a great idea! I will give it a try.

Bill

-- Chem, Central California

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MT_Stringer

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#12 posted 01-01-2015 06:37 PM

Mine was pretty spartan, but worked just fine. The flip top style works great for small shops like mine…and yours too if you are cramped for space.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/72391

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#13 posted 01-01-2015 08:08 PM



Mine was pretty spartan, but worked just fine. The flip top style works great for small shops like mine…and yours too if you are cramped for space.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/72391

- MT_Stringer

I actually have your cart marked in my favorites! :)
I have been looking at these for quite a while. There are so many variations it was a bit overwhelming.
I chose the Shop Notes version because a kind member here helped me by providing the plans.
I had originally wanted to build two. The second would be for my miter saw and my scroll saw.
I share the garage with my wife’s car, water heater, and washer/dryer. Space is a premium so we will just have to see if that materializes.

Bill

-- Chem, Central California

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Underdog

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#14 posted 01-02-2015 03:15 PM

Very good. That’s exactly what I need to do with almost the same tools. I have the little Delta planer though…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#15 posted 01-03-2015 04:27 PM

Great Job! I just got that Exact sander for Christmas, and have that Exact Planer, was planning on making that EXACT cart from “The Complete Small Shop” Great Job! I have the motivation to do it now!

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