I’ve uploaded a video of my flip-top planer cabinet in operation to YouTube. Here’s a view of the clip for your viewing enjoyment. I still have to stain the cabinet. One day I’ll get the time to do that.
Nancy gave me a planer for my birthday this year (2008). Where to store the tool presents somewhat of a problem in the workshop. The planer is too heavy (about 90 lbs) to keep in a cabinet or on a shelve and only pull out when needed. Bench top space is too valuable to keep the tool out all the time.
What I decided to do was to build a flip-top cabinet so that when the planer is not being used it can be stored in the cabinet and the top of the cabinet can be used as a work surface. When I want to use the planer I just flip the top and the planer is now usable. I’m […]