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Project by sansoo22 posted 10-30-2020 08:44 PM 986 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This originally started out as Fischer’s Flip Top Cart design but then modified to suit my needs and tastes. The original design didn’t seem sturdy enough for me. I added some laminated strips of 3/4 ply on the sides where the gas pipe fits thru. I also used dados and rabbets for the bottom, back, and middle shelf. I kind of despise pocket holes for anything except face frames. The dados and rabbets let me use glue and brad nails instead.

I also incorporated a dust hood for the buffer because it was leaving an AWFUL mess in my shop where it used to sit.

This mess is from buffing a single plane worth of hardware.

And with the dust hood hooked up I did a handful of hardware parts from another plane and it barely left anything behind.

The dust hood was really just a proof of concept. Those extension shafts on the grinder turned buffer are not well balanced. I will be replacing this soon and may have to remake the hood if the new buffer doesn’t line up just right. The other alternative is to try and find new extended arbor shafts and do a rebuild of the old Delta.

The only part of this whole thing I don’t like is the dust right hose. The quick disconnects and the handle are great but the hose is left just drooping off my band saw.

Not a huge deal because I used the band saw in this configuration while making the dust hood and the bottom cabinet is still clean. It just looks ugly to me.

Well that wraps up this project. Thanks for stopping by to take a look.





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SubVette

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#1 posted 10-30-2020 09:30 PM

Pretty cool like the design, they all appear to work well so well done.

-- John in Florida

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#2 posted 10-30-2020 10:18 PM

Neat job sansoo... though I wouldn’t store any eggs in that “top” drawer.


... with the dust hood hooked up I did a handful of hardware parts from another plane and it barely left anything behind.
- sansoo22

Does that mean you’re minus a plane?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-30-2020 11:58 PM

Very nice job. I like the custom changes.

-- AJ

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sansoo22

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#4 posted 10-31-2020 12:31 AM



Does that mean you re minus a plane?

- LittleBlackDuck

Nah…its just a 1.5 HP DC so not enough “suck” to lose a plane just yet. Altho I have a few spare plane bodies lying around. Maybe the that should be the test for the next DC…can it suck up a #4 body


Very nice job. I like the custom changes.

- AJ1104

Thanks. If I wasn’t using Home Depot plywood the reinforcements might not have been necessary. However I use this for plane restorations and might be flipping it more often than Fisher originally intended when he made the plans.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 10-31-2020 02:35 AM

Nice work, have watched Fischer before and enjoy his work and approach. Like anything else we adopt the concept to fit our needs and such. Had a friend make one for his planer and belt sander. During a dry fit he forgot he had taken the bolts out and tried to flip, broke his toe. OOPS!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 10-31-2020 03:39 AM



... During a dry fit he forgot he had taken the bolts out and tried to flip, broke his toe. OOPS!
- woodbutcherbynight

Just goes to prove that safety boots are not enough… you should also bolt your toes to the floor.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jeff

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#7 posted 11-01-2020 03:58 PM

Nicely done.

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