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Project by Ron Henricksen posted 09-10-2014 08:01 AM 23014 views 20 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to build one of these for some time. I purchased the spindle sander recently and got just the extra motivation I needed. The cart has a 1/2 steel rod in the center of the top and swivels with star bolts locking it in place when the tool is up. I really like having the tools ready to go when I need them. Should speed up my product process considerably. I really dreaded moving the planner out of the shed and finding table space for it in my small shop. When it was all done realized it was same size as two burner grill makes a great cover.

You really need a drawer in these things since your tools (on the sander) all fall out when you flip it to the bottom.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 08:35 AM

Nice work I have had mine for some time now an love it…. Very useful in a small shop.

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

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 01:24 PM

Very nice.
I know what you are saying about the drawer…......spindles go flying everywhere when you flip the sander over.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 02:41 PM

Very nice looking one. I also have a need to build one or two of those, too many tools in to little of a 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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#4 posted 09-10-2014 03:02 PM

very nice looking and simple compared to some that ive seen. What material did you make it out of? That looks like solid wood as opposed to ply. It also looks thick!

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Ron Henricksen

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 04:44 PM

The sides are douglas fir 2×4’s in basic frame and panel construction. The top, bottom and shelf are maple ply 3/4” with 1/8” maple faces. (Dad always said if its worth doing its worth doing right). Drawer is made of the same maple ply with maple facing on the top side. Fun part was the dip in the middle for a handle. My son and I debated how to bend the 1/8 maple face for the top of the drawer front. My plan was to put them in the hot tub at 104 over night then clamp them in place for 2 days to dry to the form. Worked very well and they fit nice. I did have to make a call to hold it down tight during glue up. Spindle sander was great for that.

On the top I mitered 2 3/4 plywood slabs then created a triangular miter to fit the V faces, the miters created. Worked out great thanks to a Wixey gauge I use on the tablesaw.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 08:03 PM

That is really nice. I have been wanting to build one of these for some time now.
I think you gave me the motivation I have been needing.
Thanks for sharing.


-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 08:54 PM

That’s a nice set up! Very functional.

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#8 posted 09-11-2014 07:09 PM

So … one of your wood working tools is a hot tub? I might have to invest in one of those.

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#9 posted 09-12-2014 03:35 AM

yep, another project added to the list. You pulled this off well. Thanks for posting this.

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Ron Henricksen

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#10 posted 09-12-2014 02:47 PM

If you had to choose between a hot tub or a steam box, really which would you choose?

-- Ron, Aptos, CA

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#11 posted 09-12-2014 02:48 PM

Ron, that will be a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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