Flip Top Planer Cart

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Project by gizmodyne posted 01-27-2008 06:18 AM 18671 views 21 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got tired of lifting my planer or kneeling on the ground. Time to build a cart.

This is based on the Wood plan with a nod to the Woodsmith “small shops” cart.

The case is made of two layers of 3/4” luan plywood, edged with redwood. I used all scraps for this project except for the steel rod, casters, and eye bolts. Total cost around $20

It took me about two weekends to make this.

I let the drawer overhang the shelf, so that I did not need a handle. I am not sure what to store in the drawer or which tool will reside on the flip side.

It was fun to build, and I can reach the planer, roll it, and a bit more storage too.

Repost of the video from my prior blog
Just because you want to see it flip.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#1 posted 01-27-2008 06:23 AM

that is AWESOME

-- @jonboon81

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#2 posted 01-27-2008 06:29 AM

Great work!... I bet you could fit a smallish Belt/Disc sander on the other side.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 01-27-2008 07:26 AM

Got this one on my list of things to build. Maybe my planer on one side and the Ringmaster on the other?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 01-27-2008 10:57 AM

Great job. I’m with Caj…, A machine on both sides—a “tewfer”.

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#5 posted 01-27-2008 12:22 PM

Nice project. You could put one of your less used smaller tools on it- bench grinder maybe. Or simply use it as a small work space.

Anyway it is a very useful project.

Now let’s put it to use and make something else.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-27-2008 02:26 PM

great job and great blog , thanks again for spending your time on it

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#7 posted 01-27-2008 04:23 PM

Great Job, with nice design- smaller version would be perfect for bench grinder -

Did you find the height a little high for your planner – would suggest a little short for more stock control?

But it is truly a fit form and functional piece- nice job

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#8 posted 01-27-2008 05:03 PM

I will probably get an OSS at some point and it will find a home there.

Bill. I am not sure what you mean about the height.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#9 posted 01-27-2008 05:12 PM

John: A great cart. Nice job with the construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 01-27-2008 09:55 PM

A great utility piece Jon. I liked the blog too.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#11 posted 02-06-2008 11:06 AM

Good design and execution.

-- Jiri

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