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11-09-2015 01:30 PM

Hi All, I just joined simply because I have a question. I have seen photos of several Flip top tool stands. I would like to build one but I can’t find the detailed plans. It has been mentioned that they are in a shopnotes magazine. I have every issue on CD and online but I cannot find the olans . Can someone help me or send some plans? Thanks.

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 02:27 PM

I recently built one of these and they are not difficult projects to build but if you really feel like you need plans Wood Magazine has a few like this one.

The hardest part for me was figuring out how tall I wanted it and the dimensions of the table surface but those are going to depend on what you bolt to it. For the top I took two pieces of 3/4” plywood and routed a groove in the middle of them that a 1/2” steel rod would fit into when they where glued together snugly. Than I took and attached the bottom shelf to the two sides with a dado about 1/2” up from the bottom. I attached stiffeners to the open ends but I think a shelf for a drawer would have worked just as well and given me a bit more storage as my stand ended up being a lot taller than I needed it to be. To attach the top I used a method I found someone here do which was to take two Oak blocks and drill holes in them for the rod and attach them to the plywood sides. Seems to work really well and I have not had any issues to date. Than I took some eyebolts with grooves to create the locks. Double locking casters make it really sturdy.

All and all a bit of time here looking at peoples stands and some youtube watching of people blogging them gave me a really good idea of how to build one. It’s not a particularly difficult project either and I love not having to drag my planer out from under the bench and trying to clean up a space to use it. It’s always there and ready to go with my sander just a flip of a top away if needed as well.

Good luck.

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 02:42 PM

Here's one that I just found . I searched on Google for flip top tool stands . You may get some ideas from google images on this topic.

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 03:50 PM

shop notes volume 102 page 42

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