Flip Stand

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Project by plantek posted 11-11-2010 01:28 PM 9706 views 76 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well thanks to fellow LJ Ianwater and his project of the same item:
I decided to build the same stand.
As I stated in a comment to his when he posted. I was two days away from building a dedicated planer stand.
I had the same plan but forgot about it until I saw his.
The only thing I’ve done different then the plan is to add 5” to the height in order to add a drawer down below. Also instead of gluing the top plate together and using lag bolts for the machines, I used 3/8” T-nuts for mounting the machines and screwed the plates together as well as adding a center rib for strength.
I intend to make removable wings that can be added when the miter saw is being used and stored by hanging on the side when not in use or the planer is up.
At any rate I love the stand and the mobility (not to mention the extra room and back saving) it affords.
The plan is from “The Complete Small Shop” book from Wood Smith/Shop Notes.
Update: The stand is now complete. I’ve added a drawer and extensions for use with the miter saw. The extensions have a level adjusting screw and store nicely on the side of the stand. If I do anything else it will be painting it.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 01:33 PM

Smart idea. Good job

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 01:36 PM

Nice idea. :) If you turned the planer 90 degrees you could even have the wings serve as infeed and outfeed tables too! Keep up the good work.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 03:16 PM

I keep my miter saw about shoulder height on a shelf for storage. I keep my plainer below my main cabinet. Just seeing this made my back feel a lot better! I seriously need to build me something like this. I have a set of plans for a mobile miter station (with the drop down arms for less space) and all I would need to do is add the swivel part. Outstanding!

Very cool & thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 04:08 PM

next on my list, great job

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 04:33 PM

I will be adding this to my list of shop projects.Thanks for reminding me about this plan.

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 05:15 PM

Very nice! I had made a stand for my planer but now I’m re-thinking that making one of these would be great. This would get my chop saw off the bench and give me more table space. What did you use for the rod or pivot point? Did you use lag bolts to fasten your tools to the plywood? Or bolts and nuts? Thx for the good post.

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

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#7 posted 11-11-2010 06:20 PM

I used T-nuts and bolts for the machines. The pivot is 1” hardwood dowel 3” long. The plate is 4/4×2” hardwood sandwiched between two 3/4” ply with a rib in the middle.
The locks are simply eyebolts.
The locking casters are easy to get to in order to apply the locks when in position.
I screwed the top plates together in case I ever wanted to mount a different machine.
Thanks for the comments this project is well worth the effort.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 06:45 PM

This is exactly what I need!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#9 posted 11-11-2010 07:38 PM

Cool thx for the response look fwd to making some dust this weekend.

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

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#10 posted 11-11-2010 08:49 PM

Great Job Plantek.
I like how you modified the top plate.
It is definitely worh the effort. I avoided using my planer before because it was to heavy to move and used the drum sander instead. Now I use my planer much more.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 11-11-2010 09:08 PM

Great space / back saver …..I could use a small fleet of these to really get some breathing room in my basement shop : ) Thanks !

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

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#12 posted 11-12-2010 04:39 AM

Saw that as a three tool stand. Really like the flip stand better. The tirangle used to hold three tools was too big.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 11-12-2010 04:22 PM

I really need to build something like this. I could use two of them. It would help both with space and functionality a lot for me. Thanks for posting.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#14 posted 11-13-2010 10:40 PM

i’m definitely putting it on my todo list, however i want to make portable.i want to use it for my miter and table saw that i use on various job sites. if you or anyone else has any info that could help me out let me know

-- Just hammering through life!!!

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#15 posted 11-16-2010 04:56 PM

Got mine 1/2 done yesterday, just need to do top today. I got busy doing an extension base on my table saw to support the router table and make it more sturdy. That took some time as the legs on the saw are at angle so to make everything square took some layout and changes. I need to make the drawer for that and I’ll be done with both, Thx again for the post I need to get eye bolts and 2 more casters so I can finish.

I saw a post of a miter stand with wings and might see if I can add them onto this project. I hoping it will work for both the chopsaw and planer. I’m thinking if I mount the tools sideways the wing extensions might work out.

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

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