Planer Stand

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Project by atceric posted 02-15-2010 04:32 AM 28455 views 45 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found the plans for this mobile planer stand in ShopNotes. The only modification I made was to make the extension arms have actual rollers. The rollers are PVC with a large wooden dowel holding it in place. The arms drop down to perfect level with the outfeed. I’m getting a whole lot more enjoyment out of using my planer with it on this cart.

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#1 posted 02-15-2010 05:17 AM

Jolly good show. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 02-15-2010 05:17 AM

I like the out feed roller system. How far out do they extend?

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#3 posted 02-15-2010 05:21 AM

The middle roller is adjustable front to back. The outer one is fixed in place. I’m not at home to measure, but I think it’s about 36-40”

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#4 posted 02-15-2010 05:25 AM

Good job. I think at least 5 LJ’s have made this stand.
Shows how good it is.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 02-15-2010 03:39 PM

I get about 3” snipe front and back with this planer (even after a good setup). Have you noticed any improvement to that?

-- ~the turtle

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#6 posted 02-15-2010 05:33 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. I appreciate it.

Turtle, still has some snipe. It’s manageable, but I need to stop and do some fine tuning to the planer itself. Came across an article on this the other day. Just need to try and find it again.

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#7 posted 02-19-2010 12:47 AM

Cool, it doesn’t get much better than that. What issue of Shop Notes is that from? Thanks.

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#8 posted 02-19-2010 01:25 AM

very nice work, i need one of these but then again i need more room in my shop.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#9 posted 02-19-2010 07:47 AM

The plans are in ShopNotes Vol 16, Issue 91.

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#10 posted 02-20-2010 08:56 AM

Nice stand….... next on my list of things to do list…...right after the other stuff!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#11 posted 03-03-2011 05:56 PM

Nice extensions. I’ll have to incorporate into my stand.

-- Greg - For the benefit and enjoyment of the people

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#12 posted 04-26-2011 05:12 AM

Great job on this : )

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

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#13 posted 02-03-2018 11:24 PM

I love this stand. Awesome job. Is a table saw needed to build this? Or will a circular saw do the job okay.



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#14 posted 02-03-2018 11:32 PM

TTU81, it’s been a while but I recall some dado cuts. Those would certainly require a tablesaw or router. I’m not as confident in getting straight cuts out of my circular saw. Your mileage may vary.

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#15 posted 11-12-2018 10:09 PM

Hi folks,

Question to atceric, or anyone else who has built this particular Woodsmith/ShopNotes mobile planer stand.

Do you have any issues with the top sagging or deflecting under the weight of the planer? I notice that the plans (found here: call for only a single layer of 3/4 plywood for the top.

I’m suppose this might be okay because all the weight of the planer is concentrated over the “feet” of the planer on each side (i.e. their is an air gap under the middle of the planer), which means there is literally zero weight on the middle of the plywood top. Instead, all the weight of the planer is concentrated near the edges of the top, which is supported by the sides of the stand. So maybe this is okay.

But I’m just not sure about this. I’ve got a 90lb Cutech planer (similar to the older Ridgid lunchbox model) and am considering this design for the stand. So I was hoping to get some real feedback from folks who’ve actually built this (I’ve seen several here posted by LJ members…).


EDIT: I didn’t realize this was under a ‘project’ post and so might have limited visibility. So I made another post in the main forum ( Sorry, I couldn’t figure out any way to remove this particular post. If there are any mods seeing this, feel free to remove it.

-- Chris

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