Discussions about flip top cabinets resurface now and then. I had decided to change from four locking swivel casters to two swivel and two fixed. As long as I had the machines off the table I thought I would get some better shots of the cabinet itself. Hope this helps anyone planning or building.
He looks kinda flimsy unloaded but it is quite sturdy:
I had to modify the caster stand-offs to accept the new caster layout but they are still hidden by the skirt:
Here's the eye-bolt table-top lock idea I stole from some brilliant person whom I can't recall (I just know it wasn't me):
Another shot of the latch/lock:
A view of the top-sandwich. I made mine thicker than most recommended plans I saw. This allows one side of the the top to be removable so I can change t-nut locations or add through bolts:
Here's a shot of the side with the screws:
I have flipped this thing hundreds of times and with a little thought about placement, the various tools I have used it for flip without much effort at all. It currently holds my 80lb planer and a 60lb sander.
OK, I'm on a roll out there so, it's back to the shop!