|Forum topic by Underdog||posted 06-03-2015 07:06 PM||1168 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-03-2015 07:06 PM
In an effort to avoid all the lifting and shifting I’ve been subjecting my back to….
I’m designing a couple of flip top workstations for my 12 inch Delta planer, Delta scrollsaw, Rigid oscillating spindle sander, and Craftsman disc/belt sander. (They all currently reside on the floor – darnit!)
I’m contemplating possibly putting my Hitachi sliding miter saw and CarveWright on flip tops (not necessarily together), but that needs more thinking about.
My main question is how narrow (width and depth) can I make it without it being too tippy at 36 inches high? The first Sketchup Plan I looked at had it at 36×36x36. For my little shop (16’ x 20’) that’s just too gargantuan. Obviously I need to accommodate the width/depth of the tools, and the thickness of the ends and axle bearings, but beyond that, what kind of base dimensions vs height ratio should I maintain?
The other question I have is whether I need to try to balance the weight of the tools on top/bottom of the flip top. I’m guessing that if you have a lightweight tool on one side, and a heavy one on the other, that it could pose a bit of trouble when flipping the top….
-- "woodworker with an asterisk"