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Flip top planer / spindle sander cart

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Project by ajthomas5009 posted 04-11-2017 06:01 PM 1004 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a much needed flip top planer/spindle sander cart I completed over the weekend. It is based off the one featured in Shopnotes magazine with some slight modifications.

For strength I used 1/2” black pipe instead of dowels. I also beefed up the base a bit and added some mahogany edging to make the cart more rigid. Used a Tripod wheel configuration so it doesn’t rock on my cracked slab. Then added some threw carriage bolts to hold my sanding drums, paper and accessories.

It’s rock solid and functions smoothly. But best of all it gets 2 tools off the floor and eliminates the need to lift them for use

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.





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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 06:15 PM

Good job. And a good combo because you wouldn’t need to have both tools in operation at the same time. No doubt, you will get a lot of use out of this cart.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 06:18 PM

Very nice job.

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#3 posted 04-12-2017 04:20 AM

Nice! And is the balance okay? I would think the planer is way heavier. But it flips easy enough?

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#4 posted 04-12-2017 03:57 PM

That flip top cart is nicely done. It will be a fine addition to your shop.

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#5 posted 04-16-2017 11:53 PM

Rick – The planer is prob 2x the weight of the sander so the balance isn’t silky smooth but it works fine. I just have to flip is slowly instead of spinning away.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#6 posted 04-17-2017 12:20 AM

Thanks all for the compliments

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#7 posted 04-17-2017 12:39 AM



Rick – The planer is prob 2x the weight of the sander so the balance isn t silky smooth but it works fine. I just have to flip is slowly instead of spinning away.

- ajthomas5009

Nice job.
I built one a couple of years ago with the same tools mounted as yours. Just like you, I could rotate it without much effort, just not spin it do to the difference in weight. 80# for the planer…and maybe 20# for the sander.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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