"Why is This Car Parked in My Shop?" Turning My One Car Garage Into A Shop #4: Wheeled stand for my new planer

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Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 12-30-2010 10:42 PM 2736 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My new Steel City Helical head Planer is on the way…unfortunately, I waited too long to place the order and it wont be here till Monday. But, that leaves me plenty of time to build a stand for it. I was going to put it on the furniture dolly my borrowed planer lived on, but I would rather have it bolted to a wheeled stand I can just move into position and plug it in to power and dust collection. I considered buying one…ya, for about ten seconds! I designed this stand based on the outfeed table I built…all plywood, topped with hardboard. I am hoping I have enough scrap so I don’t have to purchase anything. here are my Sketchup designs for it..

I left the bracing under the top..I had considered leaving it out…but this planer is pretty heavy..the shipping weight is 90Lbs! I changed the bottom to a shelf/flat bottom rather than’s sturdier, and will resist racking, and it’s alot easier to mount the wheels.


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#1 posted 12-30-2010 11:43 PM

Lucky you – steel city planer with a helical cutter enjoy :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 02:22 AM

nice stand
should do the job
better than a dolly

enjoy the helical head
wish i had one

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 01:24 AM

Nice stand, that will do the job.

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 02:26 AM

Nice design. I would say that you probably don’t need the bracing. I have my Delta planer (~100 lbs) on a small cart with a 1/2 top on it… the top is just a little larger than the planer base so the weight is close to the edge/uprights and there is no sagging.

-- --Thiel

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