Plywood Storage Cart #5: Finished

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Blog entry by chopnhack posted 02-06-2012 04:19 AM 8350 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to figure out why the piece of plywood was not square to the other piece of the A-frame. It turned out that one of the angled wedges at the bottom was a little long and needed to be trimmed. The plywood was already in place and I didn’t feel like unclamping and lifting it off. I used my dozuki and trimmed a thin line between the wedge and ply and after fishing the sliver out from underneath I was able to pound the sheet down into place. I used a level and a framing square to ensure a 5 degree bevel was achieved on each side. I screwed down the boards on either side of the top support and the center support and also put screws into the bottom of the A frame on both sides. The result was a rock solid cart.

I am very pleased with the result. I loaded it up and it immediately made a difference in de-cluttering the shop. I highly recommend it! The 4” casters worked really well, even mostly loaded and on an incline (driveway) I was able to push it fairly easily into the garage.

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 05:27 AM

Wow that holds tons of plywood scraps .Good job.

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 09:39 PM

Nice…..this is the formatt I’ve been wanting….Seems as though it may be a little too skinny and not enough lean on the large sheet goods…..Just my 2 cents worth!

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 02:17 AM

It works well, the reason why I only made a 5 degree angle slant is because of where I intended to store it. If I had made it with a greater lean, the base would be too wide for me to store. You can certainly change the angle to suit your needs. Thanks for commenting.

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