Another Flip Top Woodworking Stand

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Project by clarkey posted 03-02-2014 03:45 PM 18359 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a flip top mobile stand for my Ridgid thickness planner and spindle sander . What a wonderful idea , no more lifting these heavy items and now l can roll it into a place out of the way. This would not have been possible if l was not a member of LJ’s and been able to see first hand what my fellow lumberjocks have displayed in flip top woodworking stands. Thank You Lumberjocks !! l made this up using cedar 2X4’s , 3/4” finished plywood , lag screws, two 3”x4” fixed casters & two 3”x4” swivel casters w Brakes. For the top l sandwiched 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood 27” x24” and in-between them is 5/8” thick pieces of scrap black walnut and a 5/8” threaded rod . l inserted two 1 1/2 ” long 1” steel tubes into the middle of my rails for the threaded rod to ride on along with washers and nylon lock nuts. In addition I rounded over both edges of the swing platform so it would turn smoothly. These woodworking tools are a treat to work with now and the top flips with ease . Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 04:11 PM

That is a great idea. Well built and functional!! I concur with the great solutions on this site!

-- Tommy

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 04:40 PM

Great table!
That would sure solve some of my space problems.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 08:58 PM

Double the floor space and room for more tools .LOL
These flip stands are a great idea and I am with you on the lifting part much easier to rotate the machines .

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 12:55 AM

Looks to be very Ridgid, great build

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 05:01 AM

Question? Are the mounting holes for the two units equally spaced so as to bolt them together through the bench top?

-- Ed G., Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.A.

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 08:32 PM

Your workshop looks like a living room… (just kidding!)
Really nice. wish I had known about that sander before i got mine. Love the belt on it. I still do not own any Ridgid tools but many on this site have begun to sway me! Plus, anthing to reduce the footprint in my ultra tiny show helps…

-- Growing a full beard is proven to instantly improve your handtool skills...

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 09:38 PM

Great solution!


-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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