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Flip top portable work center

Has anyone used these plans or built something similar to this. I was thinking this would be a great way to use and store a portable planer.
I thought it would work great to build it the same height as my table saw so I could use it as an out feed table also.

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I am in the process right now of building a dual tool flip top bench. I'll let you know how it works out.
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That's exactly what I built mine to use for. Planer stand and out feed table. Works perfect and glad I did it.

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I am in the process right now of building a dual tool flip top bench. I'll let you know how it works out.
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I'd be interested in how they work. I was looking to build some about 7 years ago when I had a small shop, then Katrina wiped out everything and I got a new house and built a large shop. Well I thought it was large at the time.

Anyway I thought there could be some issues with vibration or how solid it would stay because of the flip top. I just didn't get around to making one. They look good and it is an excellent concept. With the way I keep adding tools I might need to build some myself soon.
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They work great. The only recommedations that I would make is that rather than use "pins" as swivels is that you use a full length 3/4" rod. It will help support the weight. Bushings at the rod ends are also recommended. You can get these at any auto parts store or larger Menard's. If you don't want to buy bushings you could do what I did and use a couple of small pieces of 3/4" diameter copper tubing. My top is also made of three full layers of 3/4" particle board so that there are now voids in the center when you bolt your bench top tool to it.

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