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Project by njcraftsman posted 12-09-2009 03:28 AM 3951 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

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#1 posted 12-09-2009 03:36 AM

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 12-09-2009 03:40 AM

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 12-09-2009 03:41 AM

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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papadan

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 03:52 AM

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 12-09-2009 03:58 AM

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 12-09-2009 04:47 AM

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 12-09-2009 04:53 AM

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

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#8 posted 12-09-2009 04:53 AM

Cool cabinet

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#9 posted 12-09-2009 05:38 AM

Very nice.

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#10 posted 12-09-2009 12:29 PM

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

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#11 posted 12-09-2009 02:35 PM

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 12-09-2009 02:41 PM

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

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#13 posted 12-09-2009 03:55 PM

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 12-09-2009 05:35 PM

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 11-21-2010 09:07 PM

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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