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Project by Bullgoose posted 07-21-2009 11:37 PM 3427 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from a plan that I got from PlansNow. I have a small shop so I needed a way to store the planer that I just bought. The planer weighs 92 lbs. and is just barely “portable”. This mobile planing station has wheels so that I can move it around and stow the entire thing by leaning it against a wall, out of the way! It has the added benefit of an out-feed table, as well, which makes for more precise planing! Now I can buy “rough lumber” and mill it for my projects! Who-Ha!!!!

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.





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Don K.

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#1 posted 07-22-2009 12:23 AM

Very nice….looks like it will work very well.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 07-22-2009 01:15 AM

That looks like an interesting way to address both storage and mobility for the planer.

Good idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 07-22-2009 01:54 AM

Looks good—and too your shop.

Though, let me understand, the planer and platform have to be lifted off and on to the horses?

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#4 posted 07-22-2009 02:13 AM

Yes, the planer station must be lifted on and off of the saw horses; although, one end at a time. To put it on the saw horses, wheel it near a horse and set that end down onto the horse, then lift the “heavy end” onto the other horse. Just reverse the steps to store the assembly. Obviously, it would be nice not to have to lift the planer; however, I am not smart enough to figure out how to eliminate that unfortunate step!

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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#5 posted 07-22-2009 02:19 AM

Great planner set up well done

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#6 posted 07-22-2009 03:21 AM

Great idea and good execution. I have the same planer and it is heavy, but I love it.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#7 posted 07-22-2009 05:57 AM

Nice planer table set-up …do you also have an infeed table ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 07-22-2009 06:20 AM

I am the in-feed table; but, I have given some thought to incorporating one. Any suggestions?

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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#9 posted 07-22-2009 06:36 AM

Hahahahaa….me too !
I’ve been thinking about making some adjustable height “horses” with the “ball bearings” mounted on top so that I could use them on all of my machinery as needed. None of my machines are at the same height and I could have used one the other day at my drill press to support some long pieces . I made a temporary “crutch” for support that day.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 11:06 AM

Hey Bullgoose,
Nice mobile planner idea but little worried about OH&S….....suggest building a frame with strong castors to support the entire unit with a fold up in-feed table if required…..jmho.

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#11 posted 07-23-2009 12:11 AM

I think that you would be surprised at how very stable the station actually is! Now, the in-feed table idea is worthy of consideration! My thanks!

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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#12 posted 07-23-2009 12:39 AM

Great plan. I have been meaning to build a planer station myself and this looks like a great one. I’m just tired of sniping my lumber. Just one of many projects on the list. I’ll be a 100 yrs old before I get to it all….......

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#13 posted 07-23-2009 09:47 PM

nice planer station bullgoose. I also see in the background you own the same rigid joiner that i have. Any trouble with it other than the dust port clogging? I love mine. I also have a 12” rigid planer wich came with very decent infeed and outfeed supports.

-- RKWoods

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Bullgoose

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#14 posted 07-23-2009 10:16 PM

Love it and the only problem that I have had with it is the dust port clogging. I believe that it clogs due to the bolts sticking up through the chute, thus “hanging up” the material. I have been meaning to reverse the bolts, but have yet to get to it.

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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