flip top cart

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Project by bradnelson posted 256 days ago 2774 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

flip top cart. holding my planer and thickness drum sander. got the plans from woodcraft. this cart is well worth making! Great addition to any shop.

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#1 posted 256 days ago

excellent cart plus great storage.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 256 days ago

Nice looking addition to the shop. I am planning to do a bit of a shop remodel and this concept is in the running for a few tools.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 256 days ago

Is there a pivot hinge hidden underneath, or do you lift it up and flip it by hand?

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#4 posted 256 days ago

Very nice tool cart! I have a small shop and have been considering making one of these, so its good to see how others approach it. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 256 days ago

Looks to be a real space saver and well built too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 256 days ago

How about a shot of the planer up?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#7 posted 256 days ago

Nice space saver. Very good job building the cart!!

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

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#8 posted 256 days ago

Great job!!!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#9 posted 255 days ago

I have seen so many different plans for this sort of cart and have always thought that it would be nice to have in the shop. You may have just inspired me to get on the bandwagon and get one made. Nice job. How secure is it when you lock the flip panel in place?

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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Don Emmerling

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#10 posted 255 days ago

Very nice job all the way around, will have to make one.

-- Don in Johnstown, Ohio

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#11 posted 255 days ago

Mine works great! Two tools for the real estate of one. :-)

5/8” aluminum rod about 5 inches long on each side for the pivot.

@Brad – in my shop, those cans would fall off onto the floor. It is very uneven and rough. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Joshua Oehler

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#12 posted 255 days ago

I have always wanted to build this. I have the plans for this cart. How long did the build take you? Also is that the JET 10-20 sander? If so how do you like it? Just being a hobbyist I don’t have the money to spend $1500 on a drum sander but I have been eyeing that one. Great job on the build!!

-- Joshua Oehler Naples, FL - Looking for a local teacher/group/guild in my area

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#13 posted 255 days ago

That is sweet. Does anyone have some plans for this cart ?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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#14 posted 254 days ago

Very secure. It has small plywood tabs that are bolted to the top and spin out of the way when rotating that hold the top in place very well. I get no vibration when planing. The cans and jars stay put. They do move a little when rolling the cart. But that could be because I bought the cheapest ( cost and quality) wheels. Yes its the Jet sander. My only complaint about it is I wish I would have bought a bigger on. Its tough sanding wide and long table tops or dresser tops. For smaller projects its great.

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#15 posted 217 days ago

loving all the side storage on this table

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

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