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Planer Stand--Re-purposed materials

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Project by Geedubs posted 1130 days ago 1416 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so pick your current term of fashion: reycled, reconstructed, re-purposed, etc. My goal with this project was to design and construct a mobile stand for my new DeWalt 734 that would use primarily old materials and force me to learn/use multiple woodworking skills. The box and drawer unit came off the base of a drill press and was my starting point for designing the rest of the unit. I have a utility table that I use and so I designed the height of the stand so that the in and out trays on the planer would match up exactly with that table. I wanted to work with curves and so I drew up and designed the curved framing. Most of the framing materials were from old growth fir stair treads that I had purchased in Portland at the Rebuilding Center. After some nail removal and planing, they provided great stock from which to cut the framing. This project required that I use my planer, bandsaw, table saw, table-based router, oscillating drum sander, orbital sander and multiple hand tools. As a result, this took me quite awhile to complete but I have the satisfaction of improving on many woodworking techniques. I also tried using shellac for the first time as a finish. I know that may not be the best finish for a shop but…who cares, right? This was for learning. I used a base coat of natural Danish and then three coats of shellac. In the process I learned how differently varying pieces of fir can stain and now know that if I were doing nicer furniture I would probably need to use some kind of sealer/filler. All in all, though, a satisfying experience. And I LOVE my new planer and find myself salivating to plane anything I can get my hands on.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.





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Douger

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#1 posted 1130 days ago

Very cool. Nice job! I recently bought that same planer, and I’m with you—loving it.

—-Doug

-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com

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RandyMorter

227 posts in 1192 days


#2 posted 1130 days ago

Looks very nice – too nice for my shop! Good job. I haven’t been to Depoe Bay for at least 10 years – one of my favorite places on the coast. Loved the Sea Hag restaurant (I think that’s what it was called).

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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Geedubs

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#3 posted 1130 days ago

Right you are Randy…the Sea Hag. Had an interesting day here last week with the earthquake in Japan and tsunami warning for the Pacific Coast. We had a series of waves here that morning but nothing too serious. I just haven’t figured out how to get all my tools in my 72 hour emergency pack!

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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steliart

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#4 posted 1129 days ago

very nice and sturdy
well done

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

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mafe

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#5 posted 1129 days ago

Well done.
And recycle then it got a ponit extra.
Cool with the storage space it provides you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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KOVA

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#6 posted 873 days ago

ÉSTE TRABAJO TE SALIÓ ESPECTACULAR!!!!!!! LA PERFECCIÓN SE LOGRA SI UNO SE LA PROPONE!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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Geedubs

142 posts in 1731 days


#7 posted 872 days ago

Gracias Kova. Su comentarios son muy agradables.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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