Air Compressor Station #1: Cart Carcass

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Blog entry by David Craig posted 01-27-2010 04:05 PM 4949 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought a compressor last week; a PC 3 nailer combo pack. With the limited space I have in the shop, portability is a necessity. Wood magazine had a plan for a compressor station in a back issue that I had so I decided to build their model. I spent a few hours last night cutting the parts and prepping the carcass.

compressor cart carcass

This item is more carpentry than true woodworking. Joinery is simple butt joints but will hold up for what it is being used for. The base carcass will hold the compressor and shelves and a tray will be on top for the air guns and accessories. A hose hanger will also be incorporated and the unit will rest on a couple 8 inch wheels in the back with a small base in the front. This will allow me to wheel the compressor in a spot that is out of the way and provide a method for storing all the nailers, nails, connectors, etc.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 04:42 PM

organizing is always a good idea.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 06:53 PM

This is a good idea, David. The compressor is heavy and it just seems to be in the way when it is just sitting in the shop. This certainly will help with transporting and keeping it out from underfoot.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 06:59 PM

The PC combo is next on my wish list, so thanks for the cart idea. The compressor is surprisingly heavy.

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