Flip Top Rolling Cart Sander Planer

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Project by tmiller posted 11-26-2013 08:54 PM 3252 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this shape was my attempt at some style points, I don’t think it worked. Well what it did do was make the cart as absolute small as it could be. This is the smallest cart (dimensionally) I have seen for my small shop. You might notice that the last picture shows about 1/4” clearance on the sander (the taller of the 2 tools). The table top of the cart is 33” high. It has a 4” drawer in the bottom that I will probably get the plastic handle broken off. I made my bolt slots by simply standing the top upright and running part way through my table saw, super quick. It can be made out of one single sheet of plywood. The total cost was $55. I think I will make another one with the grinder and drill press on one side and miter saw on the other. I will make the next one square instead of beer stein shaped.


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#1 posted 11-27-2013 11:24 AM

that is so cool great space saver

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 11:51 PM

How solid is this? Satisfied? I really wanted a flip cart for my shop but doubted the stability of the concept and so i chickened out.

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#3 posted 11-28-2013 02:27 AM

FUIGB…I totally understand. It’s surprisingly sturdy but only because it is made with the screw-type latches for the swivel top. When you tighten the wing nuts it really tightens up the structure. It’s not flimsy while turning the tools but considering the how heavy the tools are, I don’t see how it would last with simple non-tightening laches. I loaded up the wood glue at every joint and doubled the base. I feel good about it. I’ve seen other designs with sturdier (2×4) sides that probably make more solid but increase build time and size.


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#4 posted 11-28-2013 03:49 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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