|Project by ten4cmor||posted 01-07-2015 07:50 PM||3271 views||13 times favorited||13 comments|
During my recent vacation, I decided it was time to do some organizing in the garage. I think we all understand that when our shop is not organized, it becomes unsafe and not as fun to work in. So I had originally wanted to build some flip top carts but then decided I would make single purpose carts and do them out of 2X4’s instead of plywood(to save a little money). I made three carts: one for the kreg jigs, one for my brand new Steel City Planer (review to come soon), and one for the sanders (OSS and stationary belt sander). These were made with pocket screws and glue for the joints and some scrap plywood for the tops and shelves.
The sander cart was built with a lower work surface as I am a short guy and wanted to make use of the OSS more ergonomic (previously sat on workbench and found my back and neck aching after long use because I was reaching up to use). Now the OSS worksurface is just below the height to keep my arms in a neutral position good for pain free tool use.
The Kreg Jig cart has the new Kreg K5 and jib on one side and the K4 on the other side. Good to have the two to reduce the time needed to change bit setup and jig adjustments.
The Planer cart I added some storage underneath the planer wings for additional tools, blades etc. and and “pass through” shelf later I plan to add on wings to extend the planer table surface.
The remaining carts will have a shelf added underneath for storage. However since the addition of the carts, it has cleaned up the garage and helped to add worktable space by subtracting the need for these tools to sit on workbenches etc.
Thanks for looking.
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