|Project by riverguy||posted 10-07-2012 12:53 AM||2046 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
After about the hundredth time of schlepping this heavy planer out from under a bench (I don’t use it all that often), I decided to build a small mobile cabinet for it. The cabinet puts the planer at a comfortable working height for me, and it has shelves for the D/C hose and the in- and out-feed tables (such as they are). When not in use, it sits neatly out of the way. The handles on the sides (yeah, they look like toilet paper holders!) are to get a safe grip on the unit for rolling it around the shop. It has wheels on the back (under the handles) and a wooden “foot” under the front so it is stable when in use. I made one like this for my 10” Rikon band saw, too, and it’s nice to have the flexibility to move these tools around as and where needed. The cabinets are made of KD 2×2 lumber and 1/2” OSB.
-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.retro-industrial-chic.com