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Just finished my flip top cart for my planer and sander. It was a bit of a challenge for me since I’m fairly new to woodworking and have never built anything with moving parts like this. It was fun to build though.
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#1 posted 05-07-2015 07:53 PM
Sorry can’t figure out how to keep the images from rotating.
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#3 posted 05-07-2015 09:16 PM
Thanks copcar. So how do you do that
#4 posted 05-07-2015 09:38 PM
todd, typically I copy the image and then rotate it in Photoscape, free photo editing software I use, then re attach the images in my post. This time I had to do a screen capture (ALT+PRTSCN), then paste into Paint, then save then use Photoscape. Maybe 2 minutes of work! Not sure why it is easier to fix sometimes, nor why sometimes they post correctly in the first place!
Nice cart by the way…
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#5 posted 05-07-2015 10:02 PM
I like the cart, well done and practical.
copcar – thanks for the rotation.
-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."
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#6 posted 05-08-2015 01:04 AM
This cart is awesome! How does the top flip over?
-- "Are you kidding me?"
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#7 posted 05-08-2015 01:19 AM
Looks nice, I used to have one very similar!
-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""
#8 posted 05-08-2015 02:14 AM
Lance I watched your YT video which is why this looks so much like yours. You did a great job. Why did you get rid of it?
Jim, the top rotates on a steel rod sandwiched between layers of ply.
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#9 posted 05-08-2015 02:16 AM
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#10 posted 05-08-2015 02:18 AM
Nice work, like others I have used this method in the past and it worked okay. Don’t let anyone tell you it is the wrong way or does not work etc etc. If it works good for you go with it.
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.
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#11 posted 05-08-2015 01:41 PM
I have one to be assembled today hopefully, and another about ready. Watched Lance’s videos several times to get all the details.
After lots of research, I think this is a one of the best thought out carts. Few comments on what I learned so far:
1. This thing is very solid. 2 plys of plywood is super strong.2. Lance must own stock in TiteBond.3. Flush trimming lesson, trim the wood really close before installing so the bit does not have much work to do, and check the set screw before routing.4. 3/4” PVC pipe is not 3/4”
I changed the top, I used three ply for the top (middle being MDF) and left a square space for the rod, then cut a circle hole in the edge band for a larger PVC washer (about 7/8” long). It worked good, but I see the benefit of doing it Lance’s way; lesson learned.
I also screwed the two plys together on glue up before clamping with cauls. I don’t think I ever could get them aligned with weights on top. I placed the screws where they won’t be seen on the sides and the fixed pieces, and aligned them on the top. I simply backed them out and replaced with wood dowels when the glue was dry. They will be covered by the machines after all is said and done.
I will be posting when all is done
-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice
#12 posted 09-14-2015 10:22 PM
I upgraded to a Jet 12” helical jointer/planner combo machine.
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