Today I am going to start building a mobile workstation/cart or whatever you want to call it. No doubt mine will be similar to carts others have built, but customized to fit my needs. So, here are my ideas.
I plan to use the table for things like:
- a sanding area
- surface for mounting the PC dovetail jig
- mount for the pocket hole jig
- area for clamping glue ups.
- other uses where work piece needs to be held in position via clamps.
- Table top should be 20×36 or thereabouts. The narrow width will make it easy to move around my small work area.
- Top to be constructed of plywood. I still need to check out what materials I have on hand. The top may be constructed of 1/2 inch Baltic birch laminated to make it 1 inch thick. Or just 3/4 inch plywood. Regardless, the surface will be covered with Formica to protect the surface from glue spills and drips.
- Top will be constructed with 7/8 inch dog holes and slots for F style clamps. My dogs are 7/8 inch and the opening is perfect to insert 1/2 inch pipe for mounting pipe clamps from below.
- Frame construction to be 2×4 stud material and other material on hand.
- Add storage where available and a drawer or two.
- Mount an electrical outlet strip for handy access.
- Create area for small item storage.
- Jig storage for:
- Porter Cable Dovetail Jig
- Kreg Pocket hole jig
- Table saw tenon jig
Some fellow LJ’s have given me inspiration for this cart including:
stumpynubs thread “Ultimate Shop Cart”
And of course, ShopNotes Magazine Vol 21 Issue 124
So, with that said, I am off to buy a couple of 2×4’s to go with what I already have.
Pics to follow.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas