flip top cart

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Project by bradnelson posted 10-26-2013 09:23 PM 7179 views 27 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 10-26-2013 10:51 PM

excellent cart plus great storage.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 10-27-2013 01:04 AM

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 10-27-2013 02:55 AM

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

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#4 posted 10-27-2013 03:39 AM

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 10-27-2013 09:44 AM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-27-2013 11:22 AM

How about a shot of the planer up?

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#7 posted 10-27-2013 12:32 PM

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

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#8 posted 10-27-2013 03:27 PM

Great job!!!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#9 posted 10-27-2013 05:17 PM

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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#10 posted 10-27-2013 08:35 PM

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

-- Don in Johnstown, Ohio

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#11 posted 10-27-2013 09:16 PM

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. :-(

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#12 posted 10-27-2013 09:30 PM

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!!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#13 posted 10-28-2013 01:56 AM

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 10-29-2013 03:01 AM

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 12-05-2013 04:01 AM

loving all the side storage on this table

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

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