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Forum topic by Misfit2209 posted 06-20-2019 01:58 PM 563 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Misfit2209

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06-20-2019 01:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: flip cart

Hello,
I have a lathe and scroll saw that I need a home for in my shop. I’m considering building a flip style cart like the one in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXQ707IvutI&t=625s . My lathe weighs 125 lbs, scroll saw is 57 lbs. My question is: would a flip cart be strong enough to hold this amount of weight? If yes, does anyone see any pitfalls of a flip cart for to use my a lathe and scroll saw? Thank you.


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#1 posted 06-20-2019 02:11 PM

You want as little vibration as possible with a scroll saw, I’d say for a lathe also. They both are tools that need solid stands. I don’t think they would be good choices to mount on a flip stand. just my opinion.

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#2 posted 06-20-2019 02:23 PM

I agree. I have a flip cart that has my planer on one side and my belt/disc sander on the other. It works fine for that. There’s no way I could effectively use it for turning though.

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#3 posted 06-20-2019 03:44 PM

Generally speaking, the above replies are right, but that doesn’t mean it’s not impossible; You just have to (engineer) something that will hold up to vibration, not very practical.

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hairy

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#4 posted 06-20-2019 04:51 PM


Generally speaking, the above replies are right, but that doesn t mean it s not impossible; You just have to (engineer) something that will hold up to vibration, not very practical.

- MrRon

+1 Maybe a barrel bolt in each corner. Any slop after that could be tightened with a door shim.

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#5 posted 06-20-2019 07:07 PM

plus 1 on all the above. I’ve considered building a flip top for a router to do mortises with a 4×36 sander, but haven’t got around to it. I was going to use A barrel bolt to hold position, then use two 6” F-clamps to lock the tabletop to help eliminate the vibration.

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#6 posted 06-23-2019 12:25 AM

Thank you everyone. My conclusion is that it would not be strong enough made of wood. Now I’m thinking of welding one up out of steel. Pillow blocks for the rotation mechanism and 2” square tubing should do the trick.

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#7 posted 06-24-2019 01:28 PM



Thank you everyone. My conclusion is that it would not be strong enough made of wood. Now I m thinking of welding one up out of steel. Pillow blocks for the rotation mechanism and 2” square tubing should do the trick.

- Misfit2209

Yep, that would give you the weight and rigidity you need.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 06-24-2019 04:12 PM

Just my opinion, and only that, but the stand, made of metal, that has part that rotates and such will still have movable parts that will increase vibration. Scroll saws, and especially if you do any serious scrolling need very stable stands.

Anyway, I an anxious to see the stand you build. Hope I am wrong. Won’t be the first time.

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#9 posted 06-25-2019 05:22 PM

In addition to vibration issue, you have a big weight difference between those machines which may make the flipping difficult as the lathe will always want to be on the bottom.

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