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Blog series by chopnhack updated 898 days ago 5 parts 26302 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Plywood/Lumber cart musings - or How I would like to clean my garage!

905 days ago by chopnhack | 6 comments »

Part of my problem, which I assume all woodworkers have is that there is no such thing as scrap wood….thus the piles of ply and lumber everywhere. This leads me to where I am now, musing over a design or two to aid in my quest for floor space and for that matter to just be able to see my floor! At this point I grow weary of looking at sketchup and would like your thoughts. Picture #1 – the overall design, partly borrowed from the generic A frame you have all seen around, wit...

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Part 2: All in a day's work....

903 days ago by chopnhack | 5 comments »

Well I thought I could have the whole cart knocked out in one day, but you wouldn’t believe how incredibly hard it is to work in a garage full of crap! Well, then again, maybe you have been there and can sympathize. Needless to say I made a lot of dust and made some big wood into smaller pieces today. I will let the photo do the talking because there isn’t much to say: torsion box + 4” wheels = platform. :-) As for design, there have been some changes to account for my st...

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Part 3: Man that hurts...

901 days ago by chopnhack | 9 comments »

Well no progress today, I had taken a vacation day to get some work done but unfortunately I have been hurting since Wednesday when I bought the plywood. Apparently I had hurt my lower back/hip that day and didn’t realize the severity. It was windy and I think the twisting may have done it. I have nursed it over the last few days and it really wasnt impeding my work but this morning I woke up stretched a bit went into the garage to get a nice long day of building to wrap up this project...

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Part 4: Squaring up time

900 days ago by chopnhack | 0 comments »

Ok, despite this morning’s drama, I manned up (just kidding, I felt better, if I still felt like that nothing would have been accomplished today) and got something done. At this point some thoughts and opinions on squaring up the A frame and how would I go about measuring the angle to make sure its true 5 degrees from centerline on either side? What I was able to do today was rather surprising. I almost finished, but didn’t know how exactly to get things lined up, so I clamp...

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Part 5: Finished

898 days ago by chopnhack | 3 comments »

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 ...

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