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Project by Lance posted 04-18-2013 03:51 AM 5459 views 78 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those of you that have been following me over these last 2 years, you know how I feel about shop furniture…. I love building quality pieces for my shop, some say they belong in the house, but my shop is my house most nights. If I build them right the first time I’ll hopefully never have to re-do or upgrade them down the road, thats my though process! lol

I finally finished this project, actually it’s been done for a couple months, I’ve just been waiting for winter to be over with here in OKC and a warm spring day to appear so I could spray polyurethane. I got a break Monday and took advantage of it, the other reason why it’s taken me almost 7 months to finish was because I’ve been filming the whole build, start to finish.

Check out the video, hope you ENJOY!!!

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-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 08:00 AM

Lance nice work, looks like you cut it close on the sander clearance. LOL I like the latch idea on yours. I use my flip top everyday. I frist had my planer and jointer on it then put the 10 inch chop saw on insead of the jointer, then bought a 12 inch miter saw and put that on. I like the drawer on yours as well. Niice work as always…..

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

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RoyE

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 11:42 AM

This was quite a production! Enjoyed it, thanks rek

-- Don't worry about the mule going blind, just load the wagon!

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 11:42 AM

Really great project. I love all the extra care you took to finish a shop tool cart. It looks like your wife/girlfriend was pretty bored watching you work. You might want to include her in future builds. I see your a man who likes the exact method of working, with the selection of gadgets/specialty tools. If I had more money I would have them as well but have to keep things on the budget friendly side.
One quick question, when you added the rod for flipping I saw that you routed the bearing into the side but in the video it looked like you cut some dowel circles where did they end up? Ok I lied I thought of another couple questions, is the rod just sitting in a dado in the top and only drilled a hole in the wood wrapping the top. Is the rod connected to the top in any way or does it just sit in their loose?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Roger

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 12:34 PM

Gr8 video…... Where’s your safety glasses man???? Hearing protection tool.. Plz wear em.

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

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 12:37 PM

Nice job on this project and the video. I have the same questions as Pat and maybe one more. Did leaving the drawer slider’s attached to the drawer when you applied the finish effect how they glide?
I have that same leaf blower It’s a good tool to have around! LOL!
Hope to see more videos!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Brasco18

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 02:19 PM

The video was great. It was nice to see the project build from start to finish. It took seven months, huh? I hear ya. It’s all about the journey, not the destination. The end result looks great. I too have a flip top bench. It’s much simpler in design; basically 2×4s and OSB. It’s not nearly as nice or well-built as yours, but it gets the job done. Keep up the good work!

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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will delaney

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#7 posted 04-18-2013 02:28 PM

As always nice work and video Lance. You always inspire me to make some great shop furniture. But I never get around to it. I still haven’t started the Incra router table. So keep making the videos this way i could have more things to put on my list as not made or started projects. Thanks

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 04-18-2013 02:56 PM

Also where did you get those spring loaded barrel throw?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Lance

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#9 posted 04-18-2013 03:13 PM

Pat – Thanks! I used a freud 3/4” round over bit has my dado of choice, cut a round dado on each side of the 3/4” ply top, used the rod as a alignment while I glued them up, you don’t see this in the video, i cut some things out, it was getting too long. I cut a 3/8” hole in both sides of the maple where the 3/4” rod would be sticking out, then used a flush trim bit to widen them to 3/4” so I could make them line up perfectly. The rod sits in self aligning bearings. The top spins freely while the bearings and rod stay stationary. Hope this answers your question.

Tony – I used blue painters tab to cover the drawer slides while I sprayed poly on it. Gotta love a lead blower for removing saw dust!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Michael J

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#10 posted 04-18-2013 03:14 PM

Nice work!

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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Lance

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#11 posted 04-18-2013 03:15 PM

Roger – I know, sorry – I forget most of the time!! i’ll make a better effort moving forward!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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AlbertaJim

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#12 posted 04-18-2013 03:17 PM

Great work Lance. I made something similar but I classify it a shop furniture and it is lucky it got a coat of paint. At first it had the DW 735 on the one side and the other was an outfeed table for the TS. Then I bought the Rigid sander and the outfeed table became a platform for my sander. My planer is oriented 90 degrees different than yours. And I use a 3/8” metal rod through the side to hold the top from flipping. Old school but it works.

-- My Boss was a carpenter

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Lance

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#13 posted 04-18-2013 03:17 PM

Pat – I got the spring loaded barrels from Amazon. I get almost everything from Amazon

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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ToddJB

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#14 posted 04-18-2013 03:19 PM

The video was really wonderful. Good job. I enjoyed it a lot. Is that an after market riving knife on your table saw? I didn’t think Ridgids could be retro fitted… maybe that’s just my model.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Lance

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#15 posted 04-18-2013 03:31 PM

Todd, that was the standard knife that came with it, the insert was aftermarket (MDF),

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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