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Project by glooblooz posted 09-12-2013 08:15 AM 4122 views 29 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I finished this flip top planer stand for my very small garage workshop. It fits under the workbench and when needed the planer can be flipped over very easy. I think this is a good idea especially for small shops so I wanted to share it with you.

Update:
I added some drawings made with SketchUp to show more details about the construction. Very simple, isn’t it? :-)





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 10:03 AM

Nice work made a Flip top as well, only it has a tool on both side so it dont fit under the bench. Very useful. Well done…

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

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Dan Nolan

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 11:01 AM

Cool project – how does it pivot? On a piece of black pipe?

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glooblooz

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 11:41 AM

@Dan: thanks. The axis is made of 20mm solid beech wood. I’m very impressed from the stability of the construction.

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JudsonTN

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 05:19 PM

Very Nice. First time I have seen this. How do you lock it in place when you flip it over?

-- β€œThe only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” Teddy Roosevelt

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glooblooz

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#5 posted 09-12-2013 05:52 PM

@Judson: thank you. The planer is locked by the little iron thing you can see in Pic 3 (what is the english word for it?). For good standing on the floor two of the four wheels have brakes.

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JudsonTN

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#6 posted 09-12-2013 06:03 PM

Oh, I see it now. Thanks for pointing that out. I believe the proper english word is “gate lock thingie”

-- β€œThe only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” Teddy Roosevelt

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#7 posted 09-12-2013 07:26 PM

I think either Shopnotes or Woodsmith has plans for a similar flip-top planer cart. can check my back issues if someone is interested

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#8 posted 09-12-2013 08:40 PM

Very cool. A picture of it half way through the flip would be nice. Just to get a better idea of how it all works. It’s a great idea though. I love that it fits under the bench. My space is limited and I’m always thinking of ways to fit things. Thanks for sharing :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#9 posted 09-12-2013 09:34 PM

That Rocks! Great design.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 09-13-2013 01:46 AM

That is really cool, thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#11 posted 09-13-2013 03:57 AM

Nice cart. Looks like a good fit under the bench. I also made one with two tools. Mine pivots on a 5/8 inch aluminum rod about 5 inches long on each side,

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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glooblooz

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#12 posted 09-13-2013 06:24 AM

Hi together,

thanks a lot for your comments. Next time I’ve my camera in my shop I’ll make a photo of the planer flipping over.

@MT_Stringer: my first attempt was similar but I’ve found it will be more robust to build it with one long shaft instead of two short pieces. I also had a thought on aluminium but then I found the right piece of beech wood in my scrap box :-)

Achim

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#13 posted 09-13-2013 06:35 AM

I really like this. Did you get the idea from somewhere? Can you post some simple drawings? This is perfect for my shop!

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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glooblooz

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#14 posted 09-13-2013 08:17 AM

@Rev_John: some months ago I’ve seen a photo of a similar construction. So I decided to design my own which perfectly fits my needs. I’ve updated the project with three photos (drawings) which should make my construction a little bit more clear to you. If you have any questions further, don’t hestitate to ask :)

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Dutchy

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#15 posted 09-13-2013 10:31 AM

Nice flipper

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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