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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 10-28-2015 09:26 PM 3552 views 50 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m always complaining about not having enough space in my workshop. It’s something I think about every time I get bogged down with a mess that I make when working on a project. Every time I’m looking for things to learn on YouTube and Lumberjocks I seemed to keep running into these “Flip Tables” and don’t ask me why but I always thought they were a bit goofy. So early this week I said what the hell, I’ll give one of these Koo Koo looking flippers a try! Well I’m so glad I did and I think I missed the boat by about 14 years!!!! That’s how long I’ve had the shop I’m in now. Anyway I really don’t think this is goofy or Koo Koo anymore! I may have lost time but now I have gained some SPACE!!!! 3 day’s and Bingo! Oh and it’s mostly made using all scraps!
Thanks for looking in! All comments welcome good or bad!

Link to a very short 48 second video showing the table movement.

I added 4 new places to hold my Sanding Belt Work Rest, Sanding Belt’s, Belt Erase’s and Miter Gauge.

Here are some basic measurements. I found a few mistakes in my lilst so I edited this on 10/3/15

Base foot print is 35” X 24” I used 2” x 4” framing lumber to built the base. (The overhang is 6” for the tool rack.)
Total height without wheels , 27 3/4” H
Wheels are your choice.
Table top 26” w x 24” d X 2 1/2” thick. Two 3/4” plywood pieces for top and bottom. Use 3/4” pieces sandwiched between the tops leaving 3”x 3” opening on the corners for the eye bolts. Use 3/4” filler plywood to encompass the rod. Sides are 24” H
Table height 20 1/2” from bottom of flip table to top of base.
Width between sides is 27”.
I used a washer on the rod on both sides in-between the side frame and table top to hold a gap so the table wold not hit the sides.

1) Zinc Rod 5/8” x 30 5/8” L (HD’s or Lowe’s) comes in 36” length’s so you’ll have to cut it.

2) 1/8” Spring clip for end of rod. You’ll need to drill a small hole at the end of the rod for those.

4) 5/8” washers, Large size.

4) Eye bolts 5” x 3/8”

4) 3/8” T-nuts if you make your own knobs.

4) 3/8” lock nuts to use as stops at the end of each eye bolts. (keeps the knob from spinning off the bolt)

4) 5” x 3/8” bolts to bolt planer down, use 4 lock nuts

4) 5” x 5/16” bolts to bolt the sander down, use 4 lock nuts

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 10-28-2015 09:47 PM

I want to be like you, if I grow up, Tony. Such a practical mind have you. I’m always, What magnificent Objet de Arte can I blow peoples’ minds with today? I should try, sometime, How can I make things more comfortable for the Artiste?

-- Mark

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 09:55 PM

Thanks Mark!
The only thing that ages on me is my body! Hey wait… the body gets old as the mind learns and gets better? um you made me say that :) I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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steve

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 09:56 PM

GREAT!!!! I like it…I like it a lot!

I have that Ridgid sander also, and the older Ryobi Rapid Set 13” planer model 1300.

I am always breaking my back pulling out, and putting back the sander under my down draft table, and the Planer is on a Shop Fox caster stand that takes up a huge footprint…

I am for sure gonna build me one of these “Koo Koo flippers”, ha. Great design, I will copy it, THANKS bud!

(oh, what is that attachment for sander in pic with waht looks like a wooden wheel(s) set-up with a small belt of some sort/??...looks like you may have ‘modified the plastic plate for the spindle attachment’, is it a mini belt sander with mini sanding belt/?)

Steve

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 10:05 PM

Very NICE…

I should do the same thing… Someday… :)

I like the way you mounted all of the loose stuff OUTSIDE!
... I have the same sander… really like it…
... I have the DW735

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 10:06 PM


(oh, what is that attachment for sander in pic with waht looks like a wooden wheel(s) set-up with a small belt of some sort/??)

Steve

- steve

It’s a part to the RIDGID Sander Steve.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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steve

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 10:10 PM

Yes of course…I have that too…It just looked like you modified it, but it was just the way you were holding it onto your smart accessory board…ha, my bad…Thnx

-- steve/USA

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 10:53 PM

First thought I had was the accessories won’t they all fall out but you solved that in great fashion also .
Great space saving set up Tony and well thought out .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 11:13 PM

impresive

-- father son woodworks

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#9 posted 10-28-2015 11:16 PM

Great idea you have there for storing the spindle sander accessories ! I’ve been pondering over a flip cart design with just a drawer for storage. But now I may change that because of what I see here….Thanks for sharing !...Added to favorites !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 11:27 PM

Nice Flippin’ Table!
I built one too but I wasn’t as smart as you. When I flipped it the first time I realized that all of the little washers on the Ridgid sander do not stay in their slots when inverted.
Two of them have fallen into the machine and I have not been able to retrieve them to this day.
Live and learn, right?

-- Chem, Central California

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 11:36 PM

A well thought out flipper Tony. Even your accessories have a spot. That is some great thinking.
I would need to do this to about 1/3 of my shop at one time to gain some room.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 10-29-2015 12:05 AM

Hey Tony, that sure is a great solution to your space problem. As I said privately, I reckon that I need to do the same.
At this point in time I have a narrow pathway to access my gear, and that is not good. Maybe I just need a bigger Shed/shop. Hmmmmm, now that is a good idea, I wonder what SWMBO would say if I laid that on her.??.
Well done mate, and thanks for sharing this.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 10-29-2015 12:09 AM

Love it and really like the side storage of the OSS pieces

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#14 posted 10-29-2015 01:03 AM


Nice Flippin Table!
I built one too but I wasn t as smart as you. When I flipped it the first time I realized that all of the little washers on the Ridgid sander do not stay in their slots when inverted.
Two of them have fallen into the machine and I have not been able to retrieve them to this day.
Live and learn, right?

- fivecodys

@ Chem,
Before I posted this flipping table I was telling Bob Wemm and Don (Rockbuste) the first time I flipped the table with the sander and planer attached I heard something fall out on to the bottom of the table. It was two little bolts just like the ones that hold the planer blades on. I checked to see if there were any missing and there was non missing at all. My planer was not new it was a reconditioned model. I must admin I was taken back a few notches after seeing those 2 bolts.

Now for those washers you have floating around Chem.
I gave the table another flip and heard something bouncing around inside the sander this time. So I unbolted it from the flipping table turned the sander upside down and after removing 4 screws the bottom came right off and I found those 2 washers floating around.

At this point I wold like to say Thank you to everyone for all the nice comments. If anyone need more info about this just ask here or PM me!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#15 posted 10-29-2015 01:42 AM

Wonderful Tony

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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