Flip-top Planer/Chop Saw Cabinet

Now that I have my router built into my table saw I can re-purpose this old router cabinet I built more than fifteen years ago.

Old router cabinet

My old “Custom” router cabinet

Old router cabinet

Filled with dust and tools

Deconstruction and rebuild

Cabinet gutted and flip-top construction has begun

Deconstruction and rebuild

That’s the platform from my old standing desk

Deconstruction and rebuild
Deconstruction and rebuild
Deconstruction and rebuild

I took the handle off of the planer…

Deconstruction and rebuild

and hung it on the side with an allen wrench…

Deconstruction and rebuild

so I wouldn’t have to cut even more out of the side panel.

Deconstruction and rebuild

I found this hardware in a box of odds and ends parts

Deconstruction and rebuild

I’ll be capping off these sides with some scrap hardwood

Deconstruction and rebuild
Deconstruction and rebuild
Deconstruction and rebuild
Deconstruction and rebuild
Deconstruction and rebuild

It’s ugly, but it works, and it’s a lot more stable than I thought it would be despite the planer being much heavier than the chop saw.

Gap Cap1

I eventually got the gaps at the top capped off.

Gap Cap2

See the Flip-top Final post for more info and pix on this project…