|Forum topic by RobH||posted 06-02-2009 05:04 AM||1600 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
06-02-2009 05:04 AM
I am about to fix some shop cabinets and get some loose ends tied up in the shop. I am going to make a planer cabinet. The cabinet will serve two purposes. First and foremost is planer usage and storage. The second use will be as a light duty utility table for the shop. I will mainly use this to lay hammers, mallets, drill, chisels, screwdrivers, etc. on while working on projects. I want the top to slide back and rotate down out of the way when it is time to rotate the planer up. See the video below for an idea of what I mean.
Now, the help I need from you. I need ideas on how to handle the sliding and tilting of the top. I have the planer rotation down. I would like the top to be somewhat attached and able to slide back as shown above. Now, let's see what you all can come up with. The winner will have the honor of having me use the idea building the cabinet.
Thanks in advance for the help, again, Rob Hix
P.S. The video shows the edge of the top flush with the top of the cabinet when in the down position. It would be nice, but not necessary for this to be flush. I do not want it to stick up too much, but a little would not hurt as it will not get in the way of the planing operation.
-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA