Recycled Mobile Planer Stand

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Project by nmkidd posted 04-05-2010 07:01 PM 8344 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little shop is getting overrun with bench top equipment and it’s a real hassle moving things to find a place to
work thus… of my solutions…......and I can’t take credit for this idea as I borrowed it from LJer Rick (he made a portable miter saw stand) and a few other LJers did similar projects.

All materials for this project (except screws) were leftover construction grade plywood, 2×4s, 2×6s and 2×2s and an old gas bbq grill. (funny thing about the grill….....the LOML ask where it was…......I replied “being recycled” .......she heard “rebuilt”......after showing her pics 2 & 3…....she shook her head and went back into the house)

The frame was squared and sturdied up with rabbeted 2×4s… is a double layer of 3/4” plywood to support the weight of the planer and to make the planer wings level with the old bbq wing tables…......the wings on the stand were extended slightly so there is about 30” (including the planer wings) for infeed and out feed (60” total) ........framed in the stand…....added a sliding shelf and a storage area in the bottom.

My bench top is a bit less cluttered…....the stand can be moved out of the way….....and better yet….can be rolled outside and let the chips fly with the wind!!!

This was about a 12 twinkie project!!

Until the next time….....Adios

-- 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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#1 posted 04-05-2010 07:43 PM

great idea.well done

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 07:46 PM

Nice Stand !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 07:56 PM

this to be a true and real deal !

i was there ,
i got to touch it ,
and move it around ,

for those of you that have followed our blogs ,
i kept my word ,
i brought Twinkies ,

the reaction from the kids ,
was typical of children shackled to the TV ,
they ate them as quick as possible !
i didn’t even see any wrappers ,
when they were done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-05-2010 08:39 PM

Great idea. Thanks for posting this.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#5 posted 04-05-2010 09:09 PM

great job! I’ve been thinking of using our charcoal bbq for something, this is a great idea!!

-- helen

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 09:37 PM

Great idea and nicely constructed. It is also nice to hear that I’m not the only one who still likes to eat Twinkies.

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#7 posted 04-05-2010 09:56 PM

That is one heck of a good idea. I recently got rid of an old grill I had sitting around for years. Figures, as soon as I get rid of it, I find a good use for it.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 10:31 PM

looks excellent, I’ll be keeping an eye out for grills at the curb from now on…..

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 12:13 AM

Awesome idea Doug….

You should have made it in to one of those flip carts.

Side one – Thickness Planer
Side two – BBQ :o)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 12:19 AM

No I have to find an old grill and start another project THANKS lol

-- Duane, Ohio

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 02:32 AM

Great recycle!

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#12 posted 04-06-2010 03:42 AM

Honey ?

The [insert name of DIY furniture piece here] smells … like … like … like rib-eye ???

Nice job !!!

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 04-06-2010 08:38 AM

Hi Doug:

You can borrow my ideas any time you feel like it “Brother”. I actually borrowed it from somewhere else. You did a nice sturdy job on this one. Planers aren’t exactly light weight. I like the “rolled ouside and let the chips fly with the wind.” Free Mulch for your Neighbours!

Happy To Meet: Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 04-14-2010 10:27 AM

sure does seams to work
looks good and great recycling
well done


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#15 posted 04-14-2010 04:57 PM

Thanks for all the comments….......the way I see it…..if I can use a piece of junk to make my life easier then…......go for it!!!

-- 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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