Planer Table - fee, fie, for and from the Shop

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Project by littlecope posted 11-15-2020 03:14 AM 1325 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some nice wheels looked like they were headed towards a bad end, I just had to rescue them!
If you remember back when I placed timbers as columns in the basement, I had a lot of similar cut-offs from the 4”x 4” x 8’ PT used, cut-offs roughly in the 2’ zone…
These were used, cribbing fashion, as a Planer Stand since then…

This is worlds better than it being on the floor, but has complete lack of mobility!
When I saw a decent set of wheels being thrown away, I grabbed them, to implement this idea…
The four longest pieces (all cut to the length of the shortest of the four) delineated the height…
Two of these units were made, with cross members at 15”...

The two of those were then corralled together, crosses at 20”...

Some quick Oak brackets were fashioned to hold some scrap 2” for the top, and the wheels were attached…

First time using one of these a lot on one project…

Don’t have any idea why I waited so long before buying one!

14 November 2020

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 11-15-2020 03:21 AM

Gets it mobile, and built so it will not come apart. I call that a win.

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

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#2 posted 11-15-2020 03:43 AM

Nice touch with the rounded corners! I need to keep this in mind for more of my shop projects. Nothing like running into a sharp corner to put a damper on the day.

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#3 posted 11-15-2020 04:01 AM

Looks nice and solid. Nice work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 11-15-2020 12:22 PM

Nice work! Looks sturdy and heavy-duty, solid. Two enhancements I can think of:
1) A hook to hold the planer cord when its rolled up.
2) A shelf across the bottom rails.
Thank you for sharing your project!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#5 posted 11-15-2020 12:37 PM

Great job with a sturdy stand.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-15-2020 02:34 PM

Nice planer stand,Mike .Plenty strong!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-15-2020 03:27 PM

That plan looks a lot easier than the plans I downloaded elsewhere! I have a 16×24 she shed that I need to revamp my footprints in there! I think I can follow your pictures and description and make this. (hubby and I did same thing with a slew of wheels; we couldn’t let them meet their demise. Figured we would need them eventually. Four of them just found a home, I think)

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#8 posted 11-15-2020 04:11 PM

Thank You, Everybody!

It was made sturdy because it needs to be, that small planer is heavy, close to 100 lbs…
I may still add diagonal bracing as well, to guarantee that it doesn’t “rack” later; might box it in and add a door too…

Art: I thought it needed a shelf too, added one this AM…

I’m tempted to build one for the Router too!

Barbie67: Welcome to LJ’s! Glad that it could help you out a little, take lots of Pics when you go to working on your Shop! We Love Photos! :)

Seems like I spend a lot of time playing with these Pressure Treated 4×4’s…
Last week, cut a bunch all the same length to make this:

Which was nailed together with Landscape spikes (pre-drilled holes, of course!) and rolled/dragged outside…

Where it has now become the “Forever Home” for our Dwarf Peach Tree…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 11-15-2020 04:38 PM

Thank you. I know over on the Forums they like photos there, too lol The editing of the plans I would make, would be drop-down sides even with the planer tables for the long pieces I do. My shop is a mess, at the moment. It held all the lumber from the deck renovation we did this summer, and I have yet to get it back in shape.

I don’t have a router table; let me rephrase that: I have one, but it’s a plastic, Craftsman POS. It sits under another bench collecting dust. I don’t have much use for one, anyway, since most of my routing is done free-hand. One day I may learn to use one, if I get one built that the fence sits as it should, and I’m not afraid of it breaking in two…!!

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#10 posted 11-15-2020 04:40 PM

Love that planer, but you are right, too heavy to lug around. Great lookin stand, Mike!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 11-16-2020 03:23 AM

Littlecope great build. I like how all the wheels swivel.
I built one and wasn’t going to post it. But since I saw yours maybe I will.

-- James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 11-28-2020 11:59 PM

Now cool is that.
Now it can be rolled around and used where wanted.
Lovely to see you doing some woodworking.
Hope life is good.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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