My new planer cart!

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Project by Matty posted 07-01-2016 01:52 AM 1399 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’ers, my name is Matt and I am new to this forum. I have been using this site for about a year and love everyones work. This planer cart is from the Rockler plan that came with my purchase of the separator components. I built it using Kreg pocket hole joinery and glue. I followed the plans right down to the wooden drawer glides. I still need to lube slides(I hear good things about Slipit) Carcass is 3/4” shop birch and drawers are 1/2” Baltic birch. Top is 2 pieces 3/4” ply rabbited all around on both sides and wrapped in Mahogany. Handles are Mahogany as well. Finished with Watco black walnut Danish oil. I need to shorten hose from planer to cart and figure out a good way to seal drawers up better as this machine has tremendous chip ejection without dust collection. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 07-01-2016 03:40 AM

Cool cabinet. Good work.

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 12:18 PM

i think you’ll be happy with that setup. I recently put mine on a flip top cart with my spindle sander, and while it saves space as intended, I am just not very happy with the hassle of flipping everything. I think I would rather have dust collection underneath like you have here. welcome to the forums!

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#3 posted 07-01-2016 08:11 PM

Slipit is great. I have a can of it that I keep sealed in a ziploc bag from more than ten years ago. I put one coat of Slipit on the bottom edge of my drawers (where they rub against the dresser frame) and never put another coat on. Like butter. I also put it on my table saw top, and on plane soles. Great stuff, and a little does go a long way.

(Nice project, too!)

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#4 posted 07-01-2016 08:44 PM

very nice cabinet … how does the vac work ???

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#5 posted 07-01-2016 09:54 PM

GR8HUNTER, I haven’t even hooked it up to vacuum as this planer has powerful enough chip ejection that I don’t think its necessary.I am thinking about a way to get a better seal on drawers as dust comes out from around the fronts due to the powerful ejection of the planer. I roll my cart into driveway as theres not enough room in garage when planning. I am having a static problem with hose and if anyone can give me any tips on alleviating this it would be greatly appreciated. If I decide to hook up to my shop vac I just connect to front of cabinet. I haven’t been able to do this yet as I do not have a proper adapter for 4” dust collection to 2 1/2” shop vac hose. It’s on my next shopping list along with Slipit.

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