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Project by fixthisbuildthat posted 01-01-2016 12:14 AM 3537 views 45 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey, guys! Here is version 3 of my Flip Top Tool Stand. the first ones were built pretty directiy off the Shop Notes plans, but I made this one have all the features I thought theirs was missing. Got inspiration from a lot of projects on here as well.

It’s made from one sheet of 3/4” baltic birch and holds my old school Ridgid planer and Ridgid Oscillating Spindle Sander. The main additions I wanted were a storage drawer and a full length axle for the top. I went with 3/4” steel pipe and it worked great. I first though about using solid bar, but it would have been tremendous overkill.

You can go see the whole build and checkout downloadable plans over at my Flip Top Tool Stand post on FixThisBuildThat.com.

I also have a YouTube walkthrough at https://youtu.be/HLSIgyhlwuU

Hope you enjoy it!

Brad

-- http://FixThisBuildThat.com - Projects, Plans, and Tools





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WhoMe

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 06:04 AM

Thanks for posting this. The link is great and the associated build blog is very thorough and the pictures are clear. Much appreciated.
I have been wanting to build one of these for a while. I have the same sander and the newer 4331 planer so it will be a great match.
The one question I have is, does the drawer provide enough support to prevent any side to side rocking of the cart? Or would a taller drawer or added supports help?

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 03:04 PM

It’s nicely done and a great addition to your shop/

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 01-01-2016 06:51 PM

THat’s some good stuff.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 07:00 PM

Thanks for posting. With some dimension mods, I’m going to use this for a sharpening station/benchtop grinder station and the same Ridgid sander.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#5 posted 01-01-2016 07:18 PM

Yeah I’m concerned about lateral motion. If, while rotating, someone were to push the end, the ends of the rod could bow out of their cup. Better to use a slightly longer pipe and a couple of cross pins & washers to prevent splaying.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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#6 posted 01-01-2016 07:31 PM

Exactly what I need to build for my spindle sander and bench drill press, will probably have to make adjustments to the height though. Wish this were a youtube video, seem to learn better from those.

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fixthisbuildthat

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#7 posted 01-01-2016 08:05 PM

This design provides well more than enough lateral support. My previous version had nothing but the bottom and I never had an issue with it. This one is solid and stout.

Thanks for the feedback!


Thanks for posting this. The link is great and the associated build blog is very thorough and the pictures are clear. Much appreciated.
I have been wanting to build one of these for a while. I have the same sander and the newer 4331 planer so it will be a great match.
The one question I have is, does the drawer provide enough support to prevent any side to side rocking of the cart? Or would a taller drawer or added supports help?

- WhoMe


-- http://FixThisBuildThat.com - Projects, Plans, and Tools

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fixthisbuildthat

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#8 posted 01-01-2016 08:08 PM

The pipe goes into the side 1-1/8”. If someone is pushing the side enough where it move 1-1/8” we’ve got some serious problems. No harm in overkilling it, but in my opinion that is a non-issue. I dont’ even think you could physically do that without some spread clamps.


Yeah I m concerned about lateral motion. If, while rotating, someone were to push the end, the ends of the rod could bow out of their cup. Better to use a slightly longer pipe and a couple of cross pins & washers to prevent splaying.

M

- MadMark


-- http://FixThisBuildThat.com - Projects, Plans, and Tools

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#9 posted 01-01-2016 09:57 PM

Realy looks beautiful and tidy. Very handy maschine rack. I built one for disc sander in my workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 01-01-2016 10:07 PM

Great set of plans. I have a free-standing planer, so I was wondering what I would put on the other side. Then I read Bill’s post about a sharpening station / grinder. Man I love this site!

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#11 posted 01-03-2016 11:52 AM

Great job on the design and the plans are very well done also! I’m hoping to use this for my planers in my new shop! Thanks!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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fixthisbuildthat

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#12 posted 01-03-2016 06:13 PM

Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed the plans. If you end up making one then send me a message or e-mail. I’d love to feature your builds on my different social media accounts!

Brad

-- http://FixThisBuildThat.com - Projects, Plans, and Tools

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#13 posted 01-05-2016 12:54 PM

I’ve got that same combo (though I’ve yet to setup the sander) and that stand makes more sense than the reinforced metal stand on casters that my planer currently occupies. Nice job, prepare to be copied!

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#14 posted 01-08-2016 12:45 PM

I too have the same comb. But yours looks better than mine.
Nice looking in every way even the orange wheels match. Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 01-16-2016 05:04 PM

Very cool, I have the same tools and want to build something similar

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