2010 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge #3: iWW Ep6 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Part 3

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 04-02-2011 03:15 PM 1340 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Part 2 of the Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge. Getting my opened box (no Box) $150.00 planer up and running. rough milling the wood.

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 05:50 PM

Shawn—- You probably have already solved the problem with the planer creeping around, but in case you haven’t, here is how I dealt with it.

I mounted my planer to a pneumatic lift cart that collapses and rolls under the bench in the end of my garage. To cut down on the noise/vibration, I put a rubber runner (like you get in the carpet department of the big box) under it.

All of my other benchtop tools (miter saw, scroll saw, grinder, sharpener, etc.) are bolted to 3/4” plywood sheets with a cleat across the bottom of one side. I cut the plywood so it is a couple of inches larger than the footprint of the tool, giving me some clamping room. These tools all store neatly on a shelf under the bench. I rounded over the edges of the plywood and shot it with a couple of coats of water-based poly to deal with slivers and give it a little bit of a finished look.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 11:29 PM

Gerry—Sorry it took so long to respond. that’s a great idea i think i will do that. i could use the router top for all of the tools i need to move because of a small shop planner, joiner, scroll saw etc. thanks.

- Shawn -

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