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Project by njcraftsman posted 1718 days ago 3608 views 27 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although I usually prefer to draw up my own plans, this was one of those ideas to good to pass up.
I got the plans from wood magazine. Not only can I have instant acess to my planer and sander, but when
I’m not using them the top makes a great assembly surface. It’s constructed from 23/32 poplar ply, 3/4
MDF ( I usually detest working with MDF, because the dust gets EVERYWHERE), and red oak. Rolls around on 4” double locking casters, good thing too this thing probably weighs as much as my tractor. The top is laminated MDF (to 1-1/2 “), and has proven good and tough. Well….how’d I do??

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"





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papadan

1132 posts in 1995 days


#1 posted 1718 days ago

I have been thinking of doing a flip over for my planer and sander like yours. Where do you store the sanding spindles when it is upside down?

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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njcraftsman

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#2 posted 1718 days ago

Hi Papadan,
Believ it or not the spindles are stowed in their pockets on the machine, just fold the sander table down and they don’t fall out.

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1718 days ago

Great idea. It looks like you have extra working space.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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papadan

1132 posts in 1995 days


#4 posted 1718 days ago

I’ve had mine for over 2 years and never folded it down. Thanks for the info, now i will build myself one. I like the type that one of the tools will be on top and flip to the other tool. takes a lot less floor space. Yours with the work surface is graet, I just don’t have enough space for that type

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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BarbS

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#5 posted 1718 days ago

Fantastic. And what a great addition to your shop, I’m betting. Very attractive shop furniture!

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1718 days ago

I have the same two machines, and this would be a fantastic addition to my shop. Great job on the build!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Rev_John

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#7 posted 1718 days ago

A really great job. I wish I had your plans.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1718 days ago

Cool cabinet

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cstrang

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#9 posted 1718 days ago

Very nice.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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SuperDave0002

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#10 posted 1718 days ago

Looks like it will work great, what are the hinges made from or are they available someplace?

-- David South FLorida http://ahunkahunkaburninlove.blogspot.com/

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#11 posted 1718 days ago

totally awesome, Space saving and still usable as a bench. When I make tool stands I feel I wasted some time, but a project like this, it’s impossible to waste anything. This is added to my todo list….something similar anyway.

Nice post

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1718 days ago

Nice idea …any links to the plans for this Monster ? LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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OhValleyWoodandWool

969 posts in 1747 days


#13 posted 1718 days ago

Very nice. I need to make one of these too!

Doug

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Cory

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#14 posted 1717 days ago

You can go to wood magazine for the plans. Their web site has a bunch of plans in the “store” section.

http://www.woodstore.net/flwoce.html

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Timthemailman

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#15 posted 1370 days ago

I like the triple (or more) function of the Flip top Planing & Sanding station. I am always looking for ways to save space in the shop. Thank you for the post

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