Flip Top Sanding Center

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 1850 days ago 4790 views 38 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a flip top sanding center that I built for my spindle sander and belt/disc sander. The cart is based on a project from Shop Notes. I added the drawer at the bottom to hold accesories, belts and drums. The cart is 22”w x 18.5” d x 33” h. It is made from 3/4” poplar plywood and 1/4” pine trim. It has 3” polyuretane locking casters. The 4th photo shows the locking mechanism that holds the top in place. The last photo is the top in mid rotation.

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#1 posted 1850 days ago

Very nice. Great idea.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 1850 days ago

That is just way too cool. I hope you don’t care if the basic design migrates from PA to AL. That is a real space saver and could be used for many applications.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 1850 days ago

Great idea for those of us with limited space.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#4 posted 1850 days ago

Excellent, Good use of space

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#5 posted 1850 days ago

Great idea, great job.

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#6 posted 1850 days ago

I’ve seen those as a three sided piece but never liked how much space it took up. I like the two sided idea: nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 1850 days ago

nice idea. I was thinking about a three tool station. But was going to put each tool on a shelf and move them that way.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 1850 days ago

Very Cool. What issue of Shopnotes can you find this project? Thanks.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#9 posted 1850 days ago

I like this idea, half the space!
Wish I had the old copy of Shopnotes.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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Vincent Nocito

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#10 posted 1850 days ago

The plan can be found in “Small Shop Solutions” a ShopNotes Special Collector’s Edition (page 90-93) copyright 2008. Wood Magazine also sells a plan for a similar type of cart.

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#11 posted 1850 days ago

Very nicely done. thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1850 days ago

Great space saver! Great job on the build.

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#13 posted 1850 days ago

Nicely built. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Marian Neagu

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#14 posted 1849 days ago

Yes, one great ideea. Thank’s for sharing

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#15 posted 1848 days ago

First time I have seen that with two sanders. Usually see that rig with a lunchbox planer of some sort, and a sander… Very cool though.

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