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Project by BusterB posted 550 days ago 2238 views 5 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine from work asked me if I would build him a wall cabinet for his storage building (he is a ammunition horder….lol). I told him if he would get the plywood I would be happy to help him out. He came dragging in three sheets of 3/4 plywood and said he wanted a cabinet 3’ wide, 4’ tall and 8” deep. I told him he had brought too much material and he told me that he was certain I could find a use for the left overs. After completing the cabinet I decided it was time to build the obligatory Shop Notes flip-top cart for my two el-cheapo HF planers. Got some calculating to do, but there may still be almost enough plywood left to build a cart for my tablesaw…we shall see…lol.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 550 days ago

Gotta love greatful friends. Good build.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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BusterB

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#2 posted 550 days ago

Thanks Monte….He took care of me….whole weekend of projecting and didnt cost any more than a set of locking casters and some hardware.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 550 days ago

Nice cabinets, Buster!...........jim

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

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BusterB

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#4 posted 550 days ago

Thanks Jim….was a great way to spend the weekend. Just wish he would have waited long enough for me to put edging on the shelves…but he was pretty much bouncing on his toes wanting to take it home.

-- 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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luv2learn

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#5 posted 550 days ago

A very productive weekend Buster and you are a very good buddy to know. Nice flip stand and cabinet!! looking forward to seeing the table saw cart.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Natalie

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#6 posted 550 days ago

Buster, I am collecting plans for a flip top cabinet for future reference. Could you please give me a reference or link to those plans. It looks a lot simpler that some others I have.
Thanks

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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BusterB

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#7 posted 550 days ago

Thanks Luv2learn…. As far as looking forward to seeng the tablesaw cart…me too…lol I hate that Craftsman metal frame…plus it is a tad bit low so this may be a good opportunity to fix tha issue as well

-- 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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BusterB

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#8 posted 550 days ago

hey natalie….the basic plan is outta the Shop Notes give away book…its called “the complete small shop”...

-- 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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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 550 days ago

ok buster just pack the flip top cart and send it my way!!!

it turned out nice sure to be a great space saver and useful to be mobile.
i love the cabinet you built for your friend.how did you attach the sides?

i wish i’d had as productive weekend in the shop,i did get my ts and sander up and going.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

1377 posts in 641 days


#10 posted 550 days ago

Been looking for a big envelope Marty…lol
I dado’ed the sides then glued and nailed em in nice-n-snug. Since it was gonna be holding quite a bit of weight, a few 2” screws sped the process along.
I have drooled over that same TS at the big orange store bud….sweet machine.

-- 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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Macster

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#11 posted 550 days ago

i have the same planer…what replacement blades do you use or do you just sharpen the current ones? i have not had luck finding blades for it.

-- "Still Learning"

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BusterB

1377 posts in 641 days


#12 posted 550 days ago

Since HF has changed designs, its almost impossible to find parts for this model. I have a millwright bud at work who sharpens the blades for me when needed. I am a wee bit wary of doing it myself since there are likely no replacements to be found. Macster, we need to find a machinist to befriend just in case we need parts fabricated…lol

-- 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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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 550 days ago

Nice build Buster. Makes you feel good after a couple days in the shop…makes us for all those days “we never seem to get anything done today”

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 549 days ago

Buster they are great carts, I think your buddy did a good trade.
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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bluekingfisher

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#15 posted 549 days ago

Nice work B, How many planers do you have?

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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