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Project by Greg Wurst posted 01-25-2009 05:21 AM 5523 views 46 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing special here, just a cutoff cart I needed to clear some space in a closet in my workshop for finishing supplies. I found the plans in an old magazine, and changed the dimensions to fit a space I had. Here are a couple pics of the Sketchup plans I drew:

If you’re interested, the Sketchup files and material list can be downloaded here:

http://cid-258899c12334cc4d.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Cutoff%20Cart?uc=3&nl=1

You can build it from one 49”x97” piece of 3/4” MDF and another 24”x48” piece of 3/4” MDF (Home Depot carries 2×4 sheets of 3/4” MDF). I built the entire thing using coarse pocket screws with no glue and it’s sturdy as can be. I also added 3” casters from Harbor Freight with the front two being locking casters.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.





11 comments so far

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TimberMan

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 05:40 AM

Nice design. I like the different depth sections.

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 05:42 AM

I could really use something like this. My cutoffs go into a big box, which is now full, so I can’t find anything unless it’s right near the top.

Thanks for posting, Greg.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 01-25-2009 08:35 PM

Thanks, Greg. Any reason why you chose 3/4” MDF vs/ 1/2” plywood?

Just askin’.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Greg Wurst

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#4 posted 01-25-2009 10:26 PM

I had a ton of 3/4” MDF lying-around so the materials were essentially free. If I had to buy the material then 1/2” ply would have been a good choice. However, I’ve had a problem with the 1” pocket screws poking-through 1/2” ply so 3/4” ply might be a better choice if you want to go with pocket screws.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 10:32 PM

Great design and it’s mobile…............

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 02-09-2009 01:56 AM

Great design, I’m with charlie…........ all of my cutoffs are in a “pile”, I need one of these.
Thanks for sharing

I noticed you use “skydrive” for online storage, what do you think of it?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Greg Wurst

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#7 posted 02-09-2009 02:26 AM

I’m fairly-happy with Skydrive. The price is right, and I can store any type of file I want. There are some interface changes I’d make if I had my choice, but otherwise it works great.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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sIKE

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#8 posted 02-19-2009 03:35 AM

I really like this cutoff bin. I am going to make one. America’s Best Workshops 2009 by Wood magazine, ha this plus the guy mod’ed the outside to be a clamp rack. So I am going to take both mods and whip myself up one of these puppies!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Mark Gipson

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#9 posted 02-26-2013 11:27 PM

I had some MDF lying around so I made one of these yesterday. Many thanks for the drawings and cut list, they made this an easy build.

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Greg Wurst

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#10 posted 02-27-2013 02:37 PM

Mark – glad you found it useful. I’ve taken so much from here it’s always nice to give a little back.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Diggerjacks

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 01:54 PM

Hello Greg

A nice design and very usefull

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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