Shop Monster Prototype U. G. L. Y.

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Project by hoss12992 posted 08-15-2015 01:53 AM 3938 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a rough prototype made from scrap lumber. I needed a multifunctional cart for the new shop. Figured I would do a scrap one and use it for a bit and can see what all changes that I need to make before I build the real shop monster. This one is 4’ wide and 3’ deep and 7’ tall. The real one will be 5’x4’x7’ and have a center section for all my air guns as well as storage for nails staples and brads and a section for my cordless tools. One side has all types of clamps and the back side has most of the jigs and sleds and such that I use on my table saw. Also has a area for waxes that I use on the table saw and sleds and jigs. Also has a few of the layout tools that I use a lot. The shop monster as I call it is on caster wheels and is moved around to various work areas surprisingly easy. The real shop monster will have a section of drawers in the middle which will come in handy. I’m glad I did the prototype because it allowed me to see how handy and useful it will be in the future as well as being able to see potential problems and come up with solutions and changes that will make the real shop monster a nice addition to the new shop

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 02:09 AM

That’s a great multipurpose unit. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-15-2015 02:11 AM

Great idea, looking forward to the finished project!

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 03:49 AM

Really good use of space. Wall space is always at a premium.

I have found that smaller clamps take up less space in drawers. I only hang the larger clamps on the cart.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 04:16 AM

Great way to save precious wall space and mobile enough to use where it’s needed. That’s one heck of a cart. Can’t wait to see the big brother.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 08-15-2015 01:06 PM

Wow Hoss…what a great idea. Wonder if I would be better at putting stuff back if the storage rack was sitting by the project??? Dang sure make stuff easier to find. Nice thinking!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 08-15-2015 01:07 PM


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#7 posted 08-15-2015 01:12 PM

Nice work, Hoss. It’s very practical and handy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 08-15-2015 01:41 PM

Everything you need; any place you need it!

Nice Job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 08-15-2015 02:15 PM

That is a great way to test out a mobile tool station and you will learn a lot at very little cost .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 08-15-2015 05:50 PM

Shoot, just slap a coat of paint on it and call it done.

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#11 posted 08-15-2015 10:03 PM

looks like just what you need. I like the “free” prototype idea to see what the final should actually be. Looking forward to seeing it.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 08-15-2015 10:24 PM

It aint gotta be pretty to be functional !

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#13 posted 08-15-2015 10:34 PM

Nice! This looks like a handy way to store things, while still being easy to get at. And, you can move it to where you need it, can’t beat that. Great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#14 posted 08-16-2015 02:33 AM

Very functional design, Hoss. I just can’t believe that you are out of room already in the new shop!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 08-17-2015 04:41 PM

It’s practical. I like projects that are useful. Nice.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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