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Project by sh00ttok1ll posted 11-14-2014 10:19 PM 4180 views 23 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my flip-top cabinet. It houses my drill press and miter saw. The wings flip up on both sides for more support on the saw. I used all the space I could underneath for storage. I now have storage for saw blades, drill bits, and accessories. I even left a cubby hole for storing small power tools. I’m really happy with how it turned out.





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#1 posted 11-14-2014 10:55 PM

Very nicely done..

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 04:44 AM

Nice!

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#3 posted 11-15-2014 10:46 AM

great idea fora small shop!what did you use to allow the top to rotate?

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#4 posted 11-15-2014 04:01 PM



great idea fora small shop!what did you use to allow the top to rotate?

- ashe


The top is just three layers of 3/4” plywood laminated together. The middle layer is split down the middle to form a 3/4” square hole. I just used a dowel as the axle. I used retaining blocks to hold the axle in and I counter bored them to give a little more purchase for the ends of the axle. Coincidently 3/4” dowels fit perfectly in the eye of 5/16” eye bolts. I used short pieces of dowel for the pivots for the eye bolts ad well. Works really well.

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#5 posted 11-15-2014 05:17 PM

thanks shoottokill,I have a really small workshop and just purchased a mitresaw and will get a scrollsaw soon this table design wood be perfect to hold both tools to save space!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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#6 posted 11-17-2014 05:59 PM

Nicely done sir!

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#7 posted 09-27-2018 07:29 PM

great idea fora small shop!what did you use to allow the top to rotate?

- ashe

The top is just three layers of 3/4” plywood laminated together. The middle layer is split down the middle to form a 3/4” square hole. I just used a dowel as the axle. I used retaining blocks to hold the axle in and I counter bored them to give a little more purchase for the ends of the axle. Coincidently 3/4” dowels fit perfectly in the eye of 5/16” eye bolts. I used short pieces of dowel for the pivots for the eye bolts ad well. Works really well.

- sh00ttok1ll

Great design!

Now that it’s been almost 4 years since you built this (I just ran across it), I was wondering how it has held up. Specifically, how the dowel held up as a pivot rod, and whether you had any problems with the sides wanting to lean outwards or shift out of square over time.

Also, since 3/4” plywood isn’t quite 3/4” thick, wasn’t your square hole a little small for a 3/4” dowel?

Just wondered, since this looks almost exactly what I’ve designed in my head.

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#8 posted 09-28-2018 08:14 PM


great idea fora small shop!what did you use to allow the top to rotate?

- ashe

The top is just three layers of 3/4” plywood laminated together. The middle layer is split down the middle to form a 3/4” square hole. I just used a dowel as the axle. I used retaining blocks to hold the axle in and I counter bored them to give a little more purchase for the ends of the axle. Coincidently 3/4” dowels fit perfectly in the eye of 5/16” eye bolts. I used short pieces of dowel for the pivots for the eye bolts ad well. Works really well.

- sh00ttok1ll

Great design!

Now that it s been almost 4 years since you built this (I just ran across it), I was wondering how it has held up. Specifically, how the dowel held up as a pivot rod, and whether you had any problems with the sides wanting to lean outwards or shift out of square over time.

Also, since 3/4” plywood isn t quite 3/4” thick, wasn t your square hole a little small for a 3/4” dowel?

Just wondered, since this looks almost exactly what I ve designed in my head.

- williamhdixon

Wow. Talk about a blast from the past. I am still using this cart exactly as it is here. The dowel pivot has held up just fine over the years. It’s not loose or worn at all that I can tell. It stays square just fine. When I flip it, the sides separate maybe 1/4 inch but tightening down the knobs brings everything right and square again. As for the dowel being slightly larger that the square hole, it makes it so that it is held nice and tight between the layers and the pivoting takes place in the sides.

I just recently got a full size drill press from my dad so my bench top model is getting sold. I’m going to see if my bench grinder and a little sander fill work the way it is. If not I’ll pull out the drawers and reconfigure them. If I ever build another one, I’ll do it just like this one. Hope that helps.

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#9 posted 10-23-2018 06:22 AM

Hey Shoot. The hits just keep comin’! Because your build fits so many workshop situations. Just wondering if you can pass along the basic dimensions. I’m gonna build this cabinet. It’s exactly what I need. In the same configuration as shown. Yes, I’m just being a tad lazy, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Thanks in advance…

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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