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Another Flip Table, Thanks to Woodshaver (Tony)

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Project by dansnow posted 03-14-2017 08:32 PM 1900 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 03-14-2017 09:22 PM

Great improvement over fighting planer up and down.

As some of us are not 6-2— we can live well with a little shorter versions of some tools.

I do not use the planer much because the owner (SON That I live with) has it positioned for a 6 foot person.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 03-14-2017 09:40 PM

Great job on the Flip Table Dan!
Well I guess there will be no more lifting that 85 lb plane anymorer! Your flip cart or table came out great! I know it’s heavy so is mine! But good wheels make it easy to roll around the floor. It’s nice when you can use up some old scraps hanging around the shop and put them to good use! Glad I could help! A job well done buddy!

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

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EricTwice

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#3 posted 03-14-2017 09:46 PM

What mess, I don’t see any mess.

Nice space (and back) saver

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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fivecodys

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#4 posted 03-14-2017 11:06 PM

Great idea for the accessories. The first time I flipped mine upside down the smaller washers wound up inside the sander. I had to take the bottom off to get them out! :)

-- Chem, Central California

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PaulDoug

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#5 posted 03-14-2017 11:53 PM

Nice! I need to take the time to build one. I’m thinking that with a couple gears and a crank, a person could crank one over or even have a motor.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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dansnow

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#6 posted 03-14-2017 11:58 PM

First time I flipped the planer down two screws and a washer fell on the floor. Great, now I have to figure out where they came from! LOL!

Hmm, motorized. Would need to be a sturdy gear train as I figure the table top and both machines run around 160# or so

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 03-15-2017 03:07 AM

Great job building this. I saw Tony’s while visiting him, and it was impressive. Nothing better than improving shop space and makings things easier on the back.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Frank

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#8 posted 03-15-2017 07:15 AM



Hmm, motorized. Would need to be a sturdy gear train as I figure the table top and both machines run around 160# or so
- dansnow

How about salvaging a motor from the smallest winch in harbor fright (not misspelt) or something like that? Cheap, slow turning so it feels safe, low power and high torque. If you make it so it only rotates the table 180° and back, with a couple stops, you could keep everything wired up all the time, just plug one cord as if it was a single big machine… Too much?

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hunter71

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#9 posted 03-15-2017 10:28 AM

great table, a real space saver too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 03-15-2017 01:45 PM

This is a very nice flip table and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rick_M

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#11 posted 03-15-2017 06:15 PM

I’ve seen a few of this design on Instagram, it’s a good design and I’m looking overdue for building one.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 03-15-2017 07:02 PM

I’m back to say ….I bet your enjoying that new flip table by now! Congratulations on your Daily Top 3! Thanks for the Kudos!

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

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dansnow

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#13 posted 03-15-2017 08:02 PM

Thanks for the kind words folks.

Tony, I have a funny story to tell as to why I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. After getting it assembled I was looking at it and something just didn’t look right. Then when I flipped it the first time there was some binding, more than there should have been. After studying it for a bit I discovered the problem. I had assembled the end frame onto the base backwards. The plate at the top was supposed to be on the outside not on the inside. Duh!

So, I had to take the machines off, remove the end plate and turn it around, and then re-assemble everything again! Tah-Dah!! Works much better now.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 03-15-2017 10:58 PM

Back to the drawing board LOL! I can’t tell you how many times I have done that while putting something together. Look at the good in all that work…. You have more experience now! Let me know how you like after you find some time to use it Dan! Enjoy!

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

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crowie

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#15 posted 03-18-2017 08:21 PM

Very Clever Tony… I struggle for space, so something to think about…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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