Utility Cart Mods #3: In use ...

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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 02-21-2011 01:03 AM 1169 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I’ve been using the newly modify utility cart now for sometime now. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it the last couple of weeks and I have to say that it works great!

I just built some upper cabinets for my shop, can never have too much storage eh? And I can tell you that my back loves the cart! Because it’s now the same height as the table saw, the out feed table / assembly table, et al. in the shop, I don’t really have to lift anything. I can just slide it off of the out feed table, onto the cart and move it right over the to the base cabinets. Then slide it off of the cart and onto the cabinets. Man it sure is nice.

I’ve been using it as an in feed support for pis and a side support for long cross cuts at the table saw too. Again, it works great.

The only down side, and no fault of the cart just a shop that could stand a few more square feet, is that when using the flip up portion of the cart, navigating a full 8 foot sheet of ply through the shop door is a real challenge. It’s not impossible to say the least but there’s only one way that I can get the sheet through the door and turned w/out hitting the door jam or the side of the table saw. It’s a tight fit.

All in all, I’m calling this one DONE!

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#1 posted 02-21-2011 04:17 AM

Here’s a shot of the cart with a, mostly full, sheet of 3/4” MDF on it. You can see how it’s a little tight trying to maneuver it around in a small shop.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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