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12-29-2009 05:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router table assembly table chop saw stand

I’m something of a fan of CAD tools and while browsing recently I came across a link to ””The Ultimate Tool Stand””:http://christophermerrill.net/ww/plans/UTS/ToolStand1.html and decided to try generating a version of the plans as a 3D Google SketchUp CAD file. What came out is my interpretation of what the original designer intended. Two questions arise from this effort. First, is there a link out there to that designer? Second, would anyone like to review the results and comment on where I may have erred?

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx


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#1 posted 12-29-2009 07:32 AM

I would like to take a look at what you have come up with

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 09:35 AM

File copies sent. Makes me wonder if I have inadvertently started a masochism society.

The original post was supposed to link to the web page with the article. Somehow I have not set up the option right. Anyhow, the referenced page (copy the link and paste to see) has no further link to either the publisher or the designer and is actually there courtesy of Christopher Merrill. Any takers on sleuthing out the author?

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 04:50 PM

The Ultimate Tool Stand
by Dave Munkittrick

http://christophermerrill.net/ww/plans/UTS/Tool_Stand_1.html

pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#4 posted 12-29-2009 05:27 PM

That is a pretty cool stand. I’m just wondering if I could get it to fit in my shop…

I’d be interested in the 3D file as well. I’m a bit of a junky like yourself. I’ve got a lot of pieces that I can’t build but have modeled (a lot of down time at work and an understanding boss).

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 12-29-2009 10:26 PM

Dave and Taigert are doing a review for me. I hope to add the chop saw and planer trays as well as as the original design for a router tray along with a few more details. Maybe I can get Dave to do the Saw and Planer tools themselves. If I cannot get permission from the original copyright holder I may have to redesign to be able to freely distribute.

Charlie H.

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 11:13 PM

With some tutoring from Dave who is quite an expert on SketchUp I have completed a rendering of the Ultimate Tool Stand. Included in the file is an animation of most of the features. Now if I can figure out how to post the file and some PDF snapshots it will be available to members.

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 12:30 AM

PNG files are posted in my blog.

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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#8 posted 12-31-2009 11:42 PM

I not sure about the specific rights to that article, but a Google search of Dave Munkittrick (the author credited on the website) reveals a link to Xylos Gallery that has a phone number and email for him. At least I’m assuming there is only one Dave Munkittrick in woodworking.

This might be a good step to figuring out who owns the article.

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 06:57 PM

I contacted Dave about those plans and he said the rights belong to “Woodworking”, but to make whatever changes are desired.

I was able to track his number down using the above link to Xylos and just gave him a call.

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 07:38 PM

I’m probably blind, but I couldn’t find the links in your blog.
Would you be able to send me an email with the links included? I’ve been eying this plan for months now and thought what you did would be a fantastic help.

My email is tnosredna@gmail.com

~TN

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#11 posted 01-16-2015 10:39 PM

I am new to the site and wood working, and only have single car garage. so this bench would be great. Could I get the sketch up files. I also just started to lean that.
bgformula@q.com

Thanks Bill

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#12 posted 01-17-2015 12:27 AM

I never got the sketchup files either, so if you get them, I’d be grateful if you could let me know as well.

Thanks!
TN

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#13 posted 01-17-2015 12:28 AM

Have fun with the file.

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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#14 posted 01-17-2015 12:32 AM

Thanks, but I can’t see the files. Where should I be able to get them from? or how do I download them?

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#15 posted 01-17-2015 12:43 AM

Just sent e-mail with the file to TNosredna and Aircooled. Ping me if they don’t arrive soon. Otherwise, set up a Google Gmail account and I can put the file in a shared Google storage location.

:-)

-- "Those are my principals, if you don't like them....I have others." - Groucho Marx

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