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I am in the process of updating my basement shop and thought I would post a picture of the first piece of my project. This is a rolling work cart with a sturdy top and shallow shelves on the sides to hold small items. It has locking swivel casters to provide a stable work platform yet be able to roll from station to station in my shop with the workpieces in progress. The top overhangs the ends and sides enough to allow the top to be a clamping surface to hold workpieces for hand operations or sanding.

I don’t know why I didn’t do this a LONG time ago.





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map

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#1 posted 2075 days ago

Nice combination of form and function. Well done!

-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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#2 posted 2075 days ago

looks like it works well

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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oldskoolmodder

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#3 posted 2075 days ago

Nice work. It’s amazing how long we’ll go before we give in and actually build something that we NEED for our shops.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#4 posted 2075 days ago

Great multi-purpose shop aid with sturdy construction. Should come in very handy.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Max

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#5 posted 2075 days ago

That will make a nice addition to the shop. Like the idea of the overhang to clamp to.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 2075 days ago

Great idea.

-- T. Nelson

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#7 posted 2075 days ago

That is exactly what i need for building smaller birdhouses on . Lots of room for the tools too . Nice work !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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treeman

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#8 posted 2075 days ago

Thanks for all of the kind comments. I am close to finishing the second piece of my project which is a storage tower for my Shopsmith special purpose tools. I’ll post and comment when it’s complete.

Great to be here!!

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#9 posted 2075 days ago

This looks like the rolling cart from Shop Notes is that where you got the design?

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treeman

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#10 posted 2075 days ago

It is that very one :)

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jemillion

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#11 posted 2075 days ago

I saw the shopnotes plans for this series and fell in love with them… I plan on doing the same ones for my shop. Yours looks really nice Treeman. What materials did you use for it? I look forward to seeing your other pieces…

Jim

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treeman

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#12 posted 2075 days ago

I used what the materials list called for. Mainly construction lumber 2×4, 2×6, 1×6, 1/2” plywood and 3/4 MDF. The top is 2 thicknesses of 3/4 MDF laminated together for 1 1/2” thickness. I shopped for the hardware online and did better than the suggested sources from the plans.

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#13 posted 2074 days ago

Nice cart.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 2004 days ago

Are the plans available to download anywhere ? I could really use this unit .Thanks for posting it !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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treeman

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#15 posted 2004 days ago

The plans are available at Plans Now . They were originally available in issue 97 or Shopnotes. It is part of a shop storage and work system.

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