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Flip, Flip, Flop, 3 Sided Table

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Project by hammy posted 06-26-2010 12:37 AM 5430 views 30 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 3 sided flip, flip, flop table. This is the second table I have made that flips. It is made up of 3/4″ pre-finished birch that was a left over shelf I used in my house cabinets. The bottom is also 3/4″ ply. The table used left over pieces of 3/4” Baltic birch. This unit was built because I don’t have a ton of bench top space and all three of these machines are the bench top style. I started with the Drill press this is the tool that I use the most often in day to day operations so typically it will always be on top. The Scroll saw is right underneath it. If the drill press is flipped back at a 90 degree angle then it kicks the scroll saw out that is the only problem that I have with this unit it does take up some floor space to use the two lower machines but it stores very nicely in the upright position. the last tool is the oscillating spindle sander which also houses the powerstrip. One plug to power all the tools. This unit balances very well It did take some time to figure out where to put the hole for the balance to be just right. It is locked off by a 1/4” steel pin.





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mafe

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#1 posted 06-26-2010 12:41 AM

Really cool, love it!
Nice simple functional and space saving.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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sandhill

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#2 posted 06-26-2010 12:49 AM

Great Idea, I like it I think I will start converting my stuff to this set up to save space as well. I think I will start with my spindle sander and Mortise machine.

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Mike

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#3 posted 06-26-2010 01:01 AM

Me like I may try something with my scroll and benchtop drill press also

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Bearpie

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 01:08 AM

Nice work, I’d do something like this if I had several small tools. My tools are too big to do this.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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OttoH

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#5 posted 06-26-2010 01:26 AM

Good old-fashioned ingenuity, nothing beats it! You have a great solution to the space problem.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 06-26-2010 01:28 AM

way cool !

always thinking ,
always a solution .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JJohnston

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#7 posted 06-26-2010 01:52 AM

It’s usually pretty hard to come up with an innovation on a system that’s been done over and over, but you have!

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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#8 posted 06-26-2010 01:56 AM

I don’t know how it looks on all your computers, but I messed up my previous post, bigtime. Sorry for the interruption, Hammy, if you can see it.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 02:19 AM

good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 03:09 AM

nice job…starting to make a planer/drill press myself…

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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#11 posted 06-26-2010 04:24 AM

how did you add a table to the drill press, i have the same one, but the crank handle gets in the way of the table…otherwise it looks great…
coyr

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woody57

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#12 posted 06-26-2010 03:00 PM

great idea
i’ve never seen 3 tools together before

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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

Now this is AWESOME! Brilliant…..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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MostlyHarmless

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#14 posted 06-27-2010 10:15 AM

Definitely going to keep this in mind when I start my workshop project.

-- If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.

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falegniam

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 04:48 AM

I really like this flip flop tool cabinet idea. I will have to build one.
Yesterday I bought a DeWalt DW735 Planer which is 92lbs. ( I already took it apart, i couldn’t help myself)
I also have a DeWalt 12” double bevel sliding compound miter saw…but the weight is not equal to the planer.
A counter balance will be needed. Would anyone put these two tools in one cabinet?

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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