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11-12-2018 10:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodsmith shopnotes mobile planer stand planer stand planer cart

Hi folks,

I’ve got a question about these specific plans:
https://www.woodsmithshop.com/media/pdf/112/112-planerstand.pdf

Same plans also found in ShopNotes issue #91.

I notice that several LJ members have built this planer stand, for example:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34204
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74932
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/45728
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/173674
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84427
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/33252
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/28132
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10886

For anyone who has actually built this, do you have any issues with the top sagging or deflecting under the weight of the planer? The plans call for only a single layer of 3/4” plywood for the top.

I’m suppose this might be okay because all the weight of the planer is concentrated over the “feet” of the planer on each side (i.e. their is an air gap under the middle of the planer), which means there is literally zero weight on the middle of the plywood top. Instead, all the weight of the planer is concentrated near the edges of the top, which is supported by the sides of the stand. So maybe this is okay.

But I’m just not sure about this. I’ve got a 90lb Cutech planer (similar to the older Ridgid TP1300 lunchbox model) and I’m a little hesitant about this design for my planer. I was hoping to get some real feedback from folks who’ve actually built this.

Thanks!

-- Chris


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