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Offline JayStPeter

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Planer Stand
« on: March 18, 2020, 11:07 PM »
For 15 years or so, I have had my planer and jointer setup taking way too much space.  I've always figured that within the next year I will get some sort of combo machine and do away with the mess.

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A few years ago, I hatched a plan to build a new planer stand that I can tuck the jointer underneath and open up some space in the shop.  So, I built a pair of C-shaped legs from some Hickory I had leftover and moved them around the shop for a few years.  I had an overly complicated plan to connect the legs and make a metal framed top.  Last week I finally decided to connect the legs with some scrap plywood.

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I was still struggling for what to do about the top when I found a beat up solid core door at the orange box store and picked it up cheap.  I had a couple pieces of 3/4" angle iron that was going to be my top frame in the original overly complicated version.  I decided to use that to make some brackets to hold the solid core door to the legs.  I eventually decided to embed a piece also to keep it from sagging with the weight of the planer on there.  I was going to fill the entire thing with epoxy until I realized that would be more expensive than getting another door every few years.  So, I just used a good amount of epoxy to hold it in.

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Offline JayStPeter

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Re: Planer Stand
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 11:13 PM »
So I went from this

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To this

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I still need to turn the wheels on the mobile base and tidy up the wiring and dust collection connections, but I'm pretty happy with it every time I walk into the shop as it is right next to the door and feels so much more open.

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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Planer Stand
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 11:39 PM »
Looks cool to me.  You have to be creative sometimes.  I wish I had a jointer to hide under my planer ..  [big grin]

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Planer Stand
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 11:52 PM »
Nice job!  And the bonus is it looks more like furniture than just a functional shop stand.

Thanks for posting!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Planer Stand
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 10:02 AM »
I like it...it only takes up half as much room than before.

Offline JayStPeter

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Re: Planer Stand
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 05:43 PM »
Thanks guys.  Did a bit of cleaning in the shop today and that extra space is really noticeable.  I keep my tracksaw/assembly table in that area and it's so much easier to work at.  I threw the old planer stand up there to break it down and felt the openness around the table.  I think if I switch to 4" DC hose and make a notch in the table for the jointer hose, I'll be able to push it right up against the wall and gain another 8" or so.
Jay St. Peter