Shop Organization #1: Stowable Sliding Rotating Planer Stand

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Blog entry by ThomasLightle posted 01-15-2016 01:41 AM 1849 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Space, or the lack thereof, is always the main concern for the owner of a small shop. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my planer ever since I purchased it. It weighs 92 pounds, so I can’t easily store it on a shelf or in a drawer. I also don’t have enough room for a dedicated planer stand. Up until the making of the video, I just kept it on top of my workbench, sliding it around when I needed it or to get it out of the way. There had to be a better way.
The following video shows what I came up with. I had an idea of what I wanted, I had some parts, but didn’t exactly jump in with a plan. The result is a little rough, but it proves the concept and should improve with each iteration.


Stowable Sliding Rotating Planer Stand

-- Thom

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 02:31 AM

Good idea. I would add some time of stop, so when you are planing there is no chance of rotating.

-- Bryan, South River, NJ

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 03:00 AM

Really appreciate your concept, skills & end result. However, the fast action made it kinda hard to follow. Just my opinion.

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 03:11 AM

Thanks for the input ka, I’m learning how to better edit my videos to get the information across. This was one of my earlier works, so I understand it seems rushed. I just didn’t want it to be super long. I probably had 2-3 hours of footage! I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the build.

Fish, you are right about the stop. I have something set up to to lock it in the extended position, but not the rotation yet.

-- Thom

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