Rolling Tool Stand

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Project by JoeMags posted 08-26-2009 04:10 AM 6638 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,

I just finished a project to help me better utilize my shop space.This is take off of various things I’ve seen in the magazines over the years. My motto for this project was “keep it simple stupid”. I used 3/4” birch ply for all but the very bottom in which I used plain sheeting plywood that I had lying around. It’s assembled almost entirely with pocket screws. I made it so I could lift off the tool with the base attached and place another one on as needed. Right now I only have my planer done. I put casters on the bottom but I’m already finding out that I will need to change at least two of them out to a locking type. Nothing fancy but I’m happy with the way it came out and I think it will help me quite a bit.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 04:20 AM

Hey joe good idea that will serve well for a long time

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 04:23 AM

Looks good, I need to build a rolling cabinet for my shop. The interchangable tops is a goodidea I might consider. Good job.

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 04:31 AM

Nice ample size, good job.

Joe, what is the machine w/ the green base on the inside shelf?

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#4 posted 08-26-2009 04:41 AM

Thanks guys.

The machine on the inside shelf is a Grizzly mini-shaper.

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#5 posted 08-26-2009 05:07 AM

Great tool stand, I have that same planer, its a great planer for the $$$$.

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#6 posted 08-26-2009 05:23 AM

really nice stand… how do you like your delta thickness planer? It is on my short list of tools to get. I’ve been shopping it with Dewalt and Rigid units. I’ll need to do a cart-stand for whichever I end up getting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 08-26-2009 05:34 AM

Thanks again guys,
I love the planer. This is the 22-580 which I don’t think they make anymore. The thing weighs a ton and the finish of the boards is just awesome. dustyal, I really don’t think you could go wrong with any of the brands you are looking at and don’t forget the Rigid has that lifetime service agreement.

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#8 posted 08-26-2009 12:59 PM

Very Nice. I am in the middle of building something similar…drawers instead of shelves. I like the side accessory areas…I’m constantly looking for a safe place to put my tablesaw miter gauge…I think I may add a place on the side of mine.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#9 posted 08-26-2009 01:38 PM

i like the idea of the interchangeable tops

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#10 posted 08-27-2009 04:46 AM

In the shop its all about functioanlity.

Nice work.

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#11 posted 12-07-2010 03:42 AM

Nice looking cart. Nice planer too, that’s the same model I have.

What replacement blades do you use? I just turned me first set and want to get a back up set just in case. I’m thinking of trying the Craftsman set, they appear to be the same, though i need to measure them still to be sure.

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