|Project by lanwater||posted 09-21-2010 07:16 PM||8975 views||40 times favorited||28 comments|
I decided to build one of those flip-top tool bench for 2 reasons:
1-I do not have to move my planer from a shelf to the bench everytime I wanted to use it (heavy).
2-Gain more space.
I got this design from “The complete small shop” from Shopsmith. I also saw similar designs here on LJ.
The base foot print is 24”x24” and the height (withoutt casters) is 29”. The casters are 3”. Lag screws are used in securing the casters as well as the planer and the sander.
It took a full sheet and another third of 3/4 plywood to complete.
The bottom is made of 24 1/2×24 1/2 to account for the dado.
The top is made of 2 pieces of 24×24 and 4 pieces of 2” wide oak that goes in between.
4 eylet screws are used to secure the top to the sides.
The pivoting is done around a 1” dowel 3” long secured to the top (not the sides)
It flips nicely without much effort. My only worry is that the planer will come down crashing on the floor because the lag screw did not hold the weight.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA