|Project by bch||posted 06-05-2011 04:33 AM||22046 views||55 times favorited||25 comments|
This is the flip-top tool stand from ShopNotes magazine (Special Issue, “Small Shop Solutions” though I’m sure it was originally in another issue). I followed the directions verbatim, except I had to make the stand wider to fit my sander and I made the knobs rather than purchase plastic ones.
I was concerned that the planer would be significantly heavier than the sander and that its weight would make the rack un-centered, and so it would violently try to flip once I removed the last latch. This concern was unfounded. It feels quite balanced and turns easily and without any lurching. Please watch the video to see how smoothly this works. You’ll also get a brief glimpse of my vacuum assistant.