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Forum topic by juniorjock posted 02-15-2010 02:56 AM 1666 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2010 02:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bench-top tools hinges storage

It’s been a while, but I remember seeing some plans for placing small to medium sized bench-top tools (small drill press, grinder, etc.) on hinges so that when you’ve finished using them, you could flip them over and store them on the under-side of a counter. I knew I should have saved it when I saw it, but didn’t. Anyone out there have any ideas about something like this?

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 01:14 AM

Hi JJ,
I’ve seen it too, I thought it was in Shop Notes, but I can’t be sure. I just spent a few minutes on the Free Woodworking Plans site but I looked through the first 6 pages of shop table and didn’t find it. There are over 20 pages and I bet it’s there somewhere. Give it a look
The tool crib is another place I’ve found free plans for a variety of projects. Good luck, sorry I wasn’t more help.

-- Glen

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 01:16 AM

I have plans like that from some magazines I would be willing to send ya.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 01:25 AM

i know what your talkin about but can’t remember the name of it, it’s made of metal and you can slide it under the bench when done i’ll try to keep an eye out for it and post it later! if i find it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 01:35 AM

it’s called the bench tool slide mt and the site is has a vid on it and you can buy it for $120 or so and has it for just under $100 in two sizes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 02:01 AM

That’s a good idea… is there any plans for a D.I.Y. version?

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#6 posted 02-16-2010 02:09 AM

Thanks guys. Ike, I’d love to have the one you’re talking about, but I was thinking more on the level with iamwelty, somewhere between “free” and “free”...... I see things on the web and in magazines all the time and think I’ll go back and find it when I need it. Well, I’ve learned a lesson. If you see it on the web, go ahead and print it out. If it’s in a magazine, mark it and write down what it is and the issue.

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