Fri, Oct 1, 2004, 5:47am (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob) asks:
I've seen pictures and searched this group for information about a flip
top bench stand that was published in Wood magazine <snip>
Sears used to sell a 3 tool version. Don't know if they still do
I know the archives has an article or two on similar. You check
the archives? One, at least, was a two tool example, with an
explanation how it was done, and photos. Simple enough. A pivot point,
and catches. I think a couple of two tool units would be better than
trying for a three tool unit. But, a three tool unit shouldn't be much
harder to make.
Might want to consider puting your tools on a base, then setting
the base in place, and clamping, or bolting it. A pay system is in the
archives, to give an example. Tool Harbor comes to mind, but I don't
know if that's right, or not. I've got one or two magazine articles
showing similar plans, and think theres a free plan in the archives too.
I had enough of changing around, when I had my Shopsmith. A good
tool, but a bit irritating changing back and forth. But, if I was really
cramped for space, I'd go for another one. As is, I have to shuffle my
stuff around sometimes, but everything is stand-alone now.
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