Flip Top Tool Cart

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Project by Splinter12 posted 06-06-2013 08:04 PM 13031 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another flip top tool cart. Built of baltic birch, maple and finished with ploy. Still need the orange sander. Stole the idea of the spring loaded barrel bolts from someone here on LJ. Trying to make all my shop furniture close to the same style.


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#1 posted 06-06-2013 08:11 PM


-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 06-06-2013 08:34 PM

Very nice! I almost built one of these for my planer. Only reason I didn’t was that I needed longer infeed/outfeed ramps. Well done!

BTW, I see your bench top DP has a matching home as well ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 06-06-2013 08:47 PM

Nice cart. I like the drawer and the thick sides for stability.
Bookmarked this for future ideas when I make my flip top for my planer and maybe the sliding mitre saw.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#4 posted 06-06-2013 09:08 PM

“WhoMe” is not the only one to bookmark this for a future project. Looks great.
Thanks for the post.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#5 posted 06-06-2013 10:39 PM

very nice,great cart.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 06-06-2013 11:16 PM

very nice cart, great idea when room is a premium. You could always mount another machine on the other side and flip from one to the other and double your space saving.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 06-06-2013 11:22 PM

great idea! Mines still on the floor and it’s heavy to keep lifting to my table and clamping down
thanks for sharing

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 06-07-2013 01:38 AM

nice. What do you plan on putting on the other side?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 06-07-2013 01:45 AM

That sander will be a good companion mounted on the other side.

Something like this…

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#10 posted 06-07-2013 04:30 AM

Wonderful tool holder

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 06-07-2013 10:05 AM

Nice job I made one and love it. Have my 12 inch chop saw and the same planer mounted to it right now… works so well I thought of makinga 2nd one.

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

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#12 posted 06-07-2013 11:43 AM

nice job

I have the orange sander, waiting to find a decent deal on a dewalt planer before building mine.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#13 posted 06-07-2013 04:24 PM

Nice! Where did you get the plans? I have a 12” planer and a benchtop drill press I’d like to do this with.

-- Lynn Bradford | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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#14 posted 06-07-2013 07:55 PM

No plans, just made it up from searching through the web.

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#15 posted 05-24-2014 09:59 PM

That is flipping awesome!

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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