Thickness Planer Cabinet/Stand

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Project by vrice posted 03-09-2011 11:02 PM 9423 views 30 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my thickness planer cabinet/stand. This is based on a design I saw in ShopNotes but don’t recall the specific issue. My use of the thickness planer is drastically improved with this cabinet. It is a very stable base at a good height. And the fold down outfeed support is excellent. Lastly putting all this on some heavy duty casters makes it easily mobile.
The case is 3/4” birch ply and the face frames are poplar. I fabbed the hardware needed out of aluminum angle stock.

-- Vic Rice

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 11:32 PM

I like the outfeed rollers. I recently built a flip top cabinet/stand for my planer (same Dewalt) and may copy your outfeed idea. My only problem is that the planer sits 90 degrees from yours so I will have to come up with a way to attach it to the front of the cabinet.

It sure is nice to be able to roll the planer out of the way.

Great plan.

-- Jim, SE Tennessee, "Don't spare the kindling Dear, we have plenty"

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 11:44 PM

very nice planer stand

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 03:37 AM

the pvc rollers is a nice touch. nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 06:34 AM

Would you be kind enough to explain how to fold down the outfeed support, please?

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 06:59 AM

Very nice. I started to build a planer cabinet myself but changed it to a miter saw stand midway. So now I still need a planer cabinet and thanks to you I have a better idea of how to do it. What is the little shelf for on the outfeed side of the cabinet?

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 01:35 PM

@Poisson, the rollers don’t fold down, they fold up. Perhaps, that will enable you to visualize it.

I’ve been planning on building this same design (ShopNotes #91.) Nice job.

-- Steve, Port Charlotte, FL

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 04:08 PM

Ralph, it’s just a convenient spot to put “stuff”. Steve correctly sites the exact issue of ShopNotes you can look at for a better idea of the details.

-- Vic Rice

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#8 posted 03-11-2011 12:35 AM

I like the fact and the way you used aluminum angles. Clever! I’m keeping note of that.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#9 posted 03-11-2011 02:09 AM

Me likey. Thanks for explaining that it folds up. Like Poisson, I was having a hard time figuring it out.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#10 posted 03-11-2011 06:38 AM

Nice planer cart.

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