|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 10-08-2012 03:49 AM||8463 views||42 times favorited||16 comments|
I built this cart a couple of months ago. It has been working just fine for me. When I run the planer, I roll it out into the driveway and hook up my shop vac to the dust port.
I made it out of 2x lumber ripped from some 2×10 and some 2×4’s left over from my old work bench. The pivot is a pair of 5/8” solid aluminum rod, each about 5 inches long. This worked out great because I had some left over from a previous project and I had the bit (21/32”) which gives the rod a little room to swivel.
The table is two pieces of 3/4 inch plywood with a mdf layer in the middle.
I have four locking casters to keep the cart in place when I am using it.
Rotating the top is no problem. I can do it with one hand. I do need to trim the extra threaded rod on each corner. Just been lazy about that.
Just in case you might be wondering if the cart is sturdy, well, it is very sturdy. I built each side and then connected them with the cross pieces. Everything is glued and screwed.
I didn’t have any plans, just saw some on You Tube and a few posted here. Basically I just winged it. I did model it sorta like the plans posted in Shop Notes only they used plywood for the sides.
Hope you like it.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas