flip top planer stand

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Project by Bevy posted 05-16-2014 11:16 AM 4837 views 26 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two reasons:

Planer is too heavy and I needed space in my shop.

I would have liked to put my spindle sander on the other side but then I couldn’t put the stand away under my work bench. This works surprisingly easy. The trim on both sides rotates up and out of the way, pull the planer up towards you, hold it in one hand (balances really well), pull the trim back down and insert one of the hand screws to hold it…then the others to firm it up.

The stand is on locking rollers and doesn’t move at all when its in use.

Also, I have another bench top when I need it.

-- Bevy - NH

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 12:03 PM

There’s a lot to be said for solid, convenient mobility.

Well done.

Work Safely and have Fun. -Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 12:49 PM

Very nice design—I particularly like your lock system which looks more stable than using barrel bolts.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 01:36 PM

Very well thought out and executed, i really like the way it nest under the work bench

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 01:37 PM

Nice, neat, compact storage, but how do you plane longer stock?

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 02:51 PM

Very well planned out. The only change I would make, and it may not be feasible, but could you cut notches in the trim where you have holes for the hold down bolts so the trim would just slip down over the bolt with the knobs on them. That way you wouldn’t have to remove the knobs/bolts completely, just tighten and loosen them. Does that make since? I may have to steal your idea. I have a very small shop and always looking for ways to gain some room!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 03:13 PM

This is great.
Love your locking mechanism.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 09:26 PM

Love the way you can double your working space… and stash you planer to boot.

Well done.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 11:02 PM

Great addition to the shop

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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J Azuma

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#9 posted 05-17-2014 04:09 AM

I want to add to the complements for the locking mechanism. Great idea.

-- J Azuma

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#10 posted 05-17-2014 03:25 PM

That’s a cool flip cart. Different than most of us made on here. Great job…..Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-17-2014 04:10 PM

Thanks Everyone…

jbshutz…I just move the whole station to where there is room in the shop…though, that’s sometimes difficult to find

PaulDoug…perfect idea and I think I’ll be making that change

-- Bevy - NH

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#12 posted 05-21-2014 04:04 PM

I like the fits-under-the-bench idea quite a bit, and that your worktable doubles as your miter saw outfeed. I was going to build a miterstand with built-in wood storage, but a system of these tables might save even more space… Hmm..

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