Flip Flop Table

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Project by hammy posted 06-26-2010 12:31 AM 7349 views 27 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first flip flop taoble it is used to hold my 12” Makita 400mm planer this thing is a tank/ the flip side is for a 6″x48″ belt sander with 12″ flat face. Both of these together weigh in close to 450 lbs. I had to make a structure strong enough to hold it and move it. I decided on 3/4 Baltic birch for the sides and the bottom. The tools are through bolted to the table which is made up of 4 pieces of 1/2″ Baltic birch ply glued together for a total thickness of 2″. There is a channel in the middle for the solid 1″ shaft to sit in.There are two bearings for garage doors to hold the shaft.

Don’t let go of this unit because it is a little off wieghted the planner weighs about 80 lbs more that the sander. There are landing pads bult onto the sides for the table to land on you don’t want this to be floating while trying to stick in the pin to lock it.

This unit saves me about 6 sq ft of shop space.

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 01:42 AM

Very nice space saver. Check out this job I did a while ago, look familiar?

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 01:44 AM

Sorry, I was trying to post a couple pics, it didn’t seem to work.

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 02:25 AM

another good flipper good show.

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 02:33 AM

I have a sander that looks exactly like that. I always assumed it was too tall and heavy to mount on a flip top stand. I may have to rethink that, since I also have a planer without a home.

My engineering sense tells me you can adjust the balance by cranking the planer bed up and down, and/or laying the belt sander down flat. Have you experimented with this?

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 02:45 AM

Coll flipper, definitely a space saver.

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 03:16 AM

Great equipment station

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 06:25 AM

another great space saver !

well done .

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 08:02 AM

I like it!

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 10:19 AM

Very cool

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 11:07 AM

Grat job ! ideal for saving space in the shop.
I think use this flip/flop system to add my planer in the the table-saw/router top.

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 02:44 PM

Stand is nice but I really like your garage doors.

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#12 posted 06-26-2010 03:13 PM

Love it!

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#13 posted 06-26-2010 04:43 PM

Excellent space saver, well done

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#14 posted 07-02-2010 07:02 AM

Have always liked this concept and it looks like You have constructed a fine example of that ! I have a basement shop and always looking for ways to save space,thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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