Flip Table

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Blog series by hjt updated 01-24-2014 05:24 PM 5 parts 9991 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Phase 1 - The Table

12-09-2013 08:14 PM by hjt | 5 comments »

Having one’s tools on wheels, providing mobility in the work shop is great. Have a double duty station that is not only mobile but helps you gain back valuable bench space… now that’s the “cat’s meow.” The drill currently sits on the work bench while the planer is on a make-shift rolling cart I’ve seen here on LJ and on You Tube these flip tables. But better yet, Hank, a local wood worker has one I’ve seen in person and I certainly see how helpful it is. If you are interested i...

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Part 2: Building the Base

01-18-2014 09:59 PM by hjt | 2 comments »

In the process of building the base, I did what I do best… I screwed up. This time the screw up was adding incorrectly. After a little discussion with my fellow LJ’s, I decided to cut more lumber and start over. I ran a bunch of lumber through the planner. While I have this connected to my dust collector, I’m amazed how much shavings still end up on the floor. I felt half laps would provide me the best strength and support for this project, especially since the planer and drill w...

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Part 3: Fixing the Base and Adding Support

01-18-2014 11:00 PM by hjt | 3 comments »

This is phase 2B In my previous post, I found that the frame and the table were not square and therefore the table would hit the frame when flipping. I tried to simply push the frame open a little, but the issue was too severe. Back to square one. To square the frame to the table I used clamps and washers. I’m sure there’s a better way to determine the correct angles but since I do not know how, I simply did the WAG…. Wild Ass Guess! This is what I did, I simply put the woo...

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Part 4: Mobility and More Questions

01-21-2014 02:23 PM by hjt | 5 comments »

Phase 3 of the Flip TableTodays’ phase of the project started out to simply add a floor and some wheels, but I also decided to make it a little beefier. Adding the floor:On the side I consider to be the front of the flip table, I put a support piece behind the front legs. I did this to have a little more foot room and allow me to get closer to the table (wife’s idea.) Smart gal! I cut the ¾ plywood just a little larger than needed. I used my jig saw to trim off the un-needed boar...

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Part 5: Mounting the Tools

01-24-2014 05:24 PM by hjt | 4 comments »

Flip Table ALMOST done! So now that I have the flip table constructed… now the scary part…. actually attaching the heavy tools and trusting God that the table will hold them!!! I added two threaded inserts over top of the pole and screwed down two bolts to prevent the pole from moving when I flip the table. Learning from my friend “Hank”:,I need to find the center of the mass (weight) and not t...

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