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Flip-top Tool Stand (ShopNotes)

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Project by Simons44 posted 06-19-2011 07:41 PM 5061 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

bch’s post of his Flip-top Tool Stand inspired me to make mine. It really helped clear up some floor space and also to make those 2 tools more accessible for me.

The plans were in shop notes and I followed them completely. No changes were needed. The sides were some baltic birch ply that I had laying around and the rest was made of cabinet grade ply picked up @ HD. I was super excited to get to install and use a dado stack for the first time

I finished the bottom and the bottom 2” on the wide with polycrylic.





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 09:17 PM

I SAW THIS IN SHOPNOTES, AND IT LOOKS GREAT, I JUST CANT FIGURE OUT WHAT TO STACK, BUT I WILL, GREAT JOB, NICE INOVATION.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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bch

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 03:17 AM

Awesome!

-- --bch

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 04:27 AM

SWEET!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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John_G

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 04:53 PM

How stable is it side-to-side. Without a back or any cross supports it seems like it might wanna “rack” a little, especially when that planer is running….
great work though, looks sharp….

-- John Gray

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 05:02 PM

I built one as well from the same plans and love this thing! Very solid and quick to flip when needed. I would recommened this to anyone that has space issues.

Nice work on yours, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Simons44

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#6 posted 06-20-2011 05:09 PM

John-
When in use, I tighten the knobs as much as possible so the sides are tight against the top. I positioned my planer so it is perpendicular to the sides to limit the racking. I left if i positioned it parallel to the sides it would rack.
-Jeremy

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Tango

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 05:30 AM

This is EXACTLY was I was looking for!! Very nice!! Do you remember which Shop Notes Number was this plan published?

I bought a planer last December and need to build one like yours since my shop is really small.

Thank you!

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Roger

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 11:41 PM

very nice, and universal.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Simons44

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 11:56 PM

Tango, bch found it in: “Small Shop Solutions” from 2008. I found it in: “The Complete Small Shop”

-Jeremy

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Tango

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#10 posted 06-22-2011 03:54 AM

Got the full pdf version of the Complete Small Shop downloaded.

Thank you very much for the info. I will try to build the cart when I return from a short vacation to Islamorada FL.
We are leaving this weekend. Got beer and fishing rod ready!

Thank you!

Gene

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