|Project by clarkey||posted 03-02-2014 03:45 PM||2891 views||12 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a flip top mobile stand for my Ridgid thickness planner and spindle sander . What a wonderful idea , no more lifting these heavy items and now l can roll it into a place out of the way. This would not have been possible if l was not a member of LJ’s and been able to see first hand what my fellow lumberjocks have displayed in flip top woodworking stands. Thank You Lumberjocks !! l made this up using cedar 2X4’s , 3/4” finished plywood , lag screws, two 3”x4” fixed casters & two 3”x4” swivel casters w Brakes. For the top l sandwiched 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood 27” x24” and in-between them is 5/8” thick pieces of scrap black walnut and a 5/8” threaded rod . l inserted two 1 1/2 ” long 1” steel tubes into the middle of my rails for the threaded rod to ride on along with washers and nylon lock nuts. In addition I rounded over both edges of the swing platform so it would turn smoothly. These woodworking tools are a treat to work with now and the top flips with ease . Thanks for looking.