Dewalt Planer/Mobile Stand, PLUS shop pics!

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Project by dakremer posted 11-13-2012 12:34 AM 4807 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple cart I made for my new Dewalt planer (which is awesome, by the way!).

No cost with this one. I had everything on hand – all scrap lumber, casters and hinges. My only concern is that the casters probably aren’t as heavy duty as they should be. Put together with pocket screws and brad nails.

Decided to go with a door and shelf inside instead of drawers, because I hate making drawers.

the 4th picture shows a little stop for the door – this is so when completely closed, the door sits flush. Might add a magnet later on, but its a snug enough fit, I might not have to.

Nothing fancy….

Here are some pics of the shop i’m using. Since I still dont have a shop of my own, I’m borrowing my brother-in-law’s. He just built a house and has this space under his garage. He planned to turn it into a woodshop, but since he’s got 5 kids, and a job, etc, etc he hasnt had much time. I’m kind of doing it for him. Its coming along slowly but surely…

pics are kind of bad. Taken with Iphone….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 12:53 AM

Nice stand, Doug!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-13-2012 01:00 AM

great looking stand.glad you have a shop to work out of,its a nice work area.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 11-13-2012 01:14 AM

Looking good – great use of scraps! The shop is coming along…’s great to have a space!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 11-13-2012 01:52 AM

Looks like your making some nice accessories for your shop! I think I might make something similar to this when i get my planner. Nice job!

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#5 posted 11-13-2012 02:09 AM

nice job…love to know how it works…i’ve mostly ever used large shop tools (bandsaws, planer, joiner) and always wondered how the smaller/benchtop versions do when trying to work a large piece of wood. have to make one of these for my planer but assumed that to get it working properly I’d have to add just tons of weight, but maybe not???

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#6 posted 11-13-2012 02:13 AM

I haven’t used it much yet. I ran a 2×3x20” piece of white oak through it for fun and to test it out and it seemed to work great! The wood was nice and smooth!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 08:00 PM

Cool stand, I have the same planer and love it. You have so much room for more tools…...

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 12:07 AM

i know! its a pretty big space! I wish it was mine!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 11-22-2012 03:42 AM

Nice stand. That OSB you used for the panels actually looks pretty cool if you sand it down smooth and clear coat it. Also, good luck with finishing your grad school. My wife and I used to live in the Quad Cities and I knew a fair number of students at Palmer.

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#10 posted 11-22-2012 03:51 AM

Hey. Good to hear from a fellow iowan. The quad cities is an…..interesting place, to put it nicely :).

I also like how OSB looks when it’s all sanded and finished nicely – probably wont be putting that much work into this tho. I’ve been thinking about making shop cabinets along one if the walls with this same design

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 12-01-2012 06:34 AM

Thats pretty sweet…. I built a mobile stand for my drill press and bench grinder. Been thinking about converting to a cabinet like that…Thanks so very much dakremer….now I am another project behind… Have a great day

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 12-22-2012 09:46 AM

very good project.

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