|Project by dansnow||posted 03-14-2017 08:32 PM||1620 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
First, thanks go out to Woodshaver (Tony) for posting his design a while back. I needed something like this because as you can see, (pardon the mess!) space is limited, and I wasn’t using the planer as much as I wanted because I have back issues and digging the 85# monster out and setting it up every time was a literal pain.
Check out Tony’s post as he has lots of info and dimensions. I made mine a little taller because at 6’2” I didn’t want to be bent over using either machine. The only wood I bought was a half sheet of 3/4” exterior ply, every thing else came from what I had on hand. That’s why it’s a mix of ply, 2×4, MDF, poplar and even some pine!!
The frame is built with lag bolts, the uprights are a combination of lag bolts and drywall screws. The accessory holders are glued on and the flip top is glued and screwed together.
I still need to drill the holes in the threaded rod for the retaining clips and add a couple of bits but basically its done. I do have a major job of dismantling the makeshift table I was using and rearranging the shop, but that won’t be too hard!
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