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Workshop Development #104: Project preparation, rolling sheet goods / cutoffs cart.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 77 days ago 956 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you may recall, a while back a fellow Lumberjock named Jerry built a sheet goods / cutoffs cart that he called a cutoffs / scrap cart, but in all honestly it was sized perfectly for full sheet goods. I found the design to be a great idea / space saver/ organizing brilliance. And I contributed to the cause by drawing up a Sketchup plan of the cart. Now it is time for me to build one.

In order to get a handle on it, and be able to actually efficiently handle the project, I needed to get a plan of attack going, and get a budget set up to handle this project so I can control costs, while ending up with the results I want.

The blog entry is at the link below…

http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/05/preparing-for-sheet-goods-cutoffs-cart.html

I am not certain of the rain chances which is something that can foul up my plans, but I know Sunday looks clear, and I believe Friday night is clear as well…

With any luck, in the near future I should be posting another completed project with this cart done. And then I can finally get the lean to sheet goods storage taken care of, and get the buried Masonite siding out so I can fix the siding on the back of the house…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 77 days ago

Will watch to see what you come up with, since I need a cart for both of my shops.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#2 posted 77 days ago

Jim,

My build will be VERY similar to Jerry’s build. The only area I am planning on changing up is the shelf parts on the side. He built his with fixed shelves, I am planning on doing the shelf pin / adjustable shelf thing. I have my shelf pin spacing jig (scrap pegboard, square, and clamps) ready to go! Just need the material.

The fun part will be trying to figure out how to make the cuts he shows with the diagonal pieces. I suspect it will be with a jig saw and cutting guide to get it right. I am not wanting to “over cut” my lines so a circ saw isn’t a good option.

It does appear that this subject is popular, I have a LOT of views on it already… Like I mentioned, I may end up doing a video of this. Might be able to talk the Mrs. into helping me out…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 77 days ago

I would probably do the cuts most of the way with a plunge saw in La Conner, and finish it off with the jig saw. Here in Anchorage I don’t have a plunge saw, and the Skil Saw is a little bit ragged. May have to get a plunge saw for here as well. Just cut a piece last weekend for the TS Outfeed/DC thing, and had to use multiple tools to make it happen…...at least with some semblance of workmanship…...

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 76 days ago

No plunge saw… Might set up stop blocks and do most of the cut with the circ and finish with the jig saw… Just seems like a time waster to change saws, and my jig saw cuts pretty good…

I picked up the casters, I was going to get a couple extra sets, but they only had 4 of the 200lb casters in the store…

Now that I think about it, I should have gotten 4 of the ones without locks, I need a set for the TS mobile base, and the caster platform will flip up out of the way so no need for brakes…

I need to get to Home Depot and get the screws, as well as the plywood, but the weather is looking kind of foul. I might be lucky and get to it tonight. Probably not though…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 75 days ago

Anchorage is into a siege of nice weather, into the 60’s each day, sunny and clear, cools down at night. April was pretty nice as well. Sometimes our best month is May. Usually June and July are the better months, and August brings the arctic monsoons…......at least that is my interpretation.

I keep a bunch of casters at both houses, and I slowly go through them. I put wheels on most everything in both shops, although it is more important in La Conner….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#6 posted 75 days ago

60s? Brrrrr!

LOML has other ideas for my time, which isn’t a great thing… I came home with sheet goods, but it is Hardi Panel instead of plywood…. Rain has been a rail PITA this weekend, so no chance to get any plywood anyway…

We have some formerly unnoticed siding damage which is no shock. The house has Masonite siding that just needs to go… I got 3 panels of Hardi Panel T1-10 style and some Hardi Trim. I am not going to be able to be completely compliant on the no nails within an inch of the edges though. I have to rip the trim to 1×2 in order to keep the look the same and keep the HOA off my butt…

The Hardie gets cut in the yard with a cutting guide, a Hardie blade, and a sacrificial board…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 75 days ago

Our house in La Conner has older siding as well, and is being replaced with Hardie Board as needed…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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