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Project by spaids posted 07-06-2009 03:52 PM 2809 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Short Version:
Plans, 1 sheet of 3/4 ply, 4 casters, screws, done.

Long Version:
I was using saw horses and scrap ply as a stand from me 13 inch planer. I have a garage shop so everything gets unpacked when I play and packed up when I’m done. (SWMBO insists that the cars get parked in the garage! ARRGGGG) So without fail every time I set up I soon realize that my planer is not where I would have preferred it to be or its just in the way of some procedure and I just deal with it instead of moving it because its a little heavy and blah blah blah I just don’t move. So I now have a cart. I don’t have to carry the planer around anymore. I just lift it onto my cart and take it for a walk. I feel like a thorn has been pulled. Its nice. Plus the adjustable shelves and storage are ALWAYS a bonus. I’m gonna make another one for my drill press and just leave it permanently mounted. Yea thats right… I’ve been squatting down on the floor when using my drill press, good grief.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 05:30 PM

Well done and good design It should serve well.

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Cory

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 07:12 PM

Nice job, Spaids.

Not sure if you have kids or not, but I learned the hard way not to leave finishes and glue where curious little hands can get to them. My 3 year old took a can of finish and tossed it across the garage. It made a HUGE mess when the lid popped off about half way through it’s rolling around. That was after he “painted” the floor with my Titebond III. Luckily, he didn’t try to eat any of it. Now I keep all that stuff in upper cabinets.

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spaids

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 07:24 PM

well I believe in tough love. If I let my 4 your old drink a quart of mineral spirits once he won’t do it twice!

Kidding… I have no kids. Thanks for the heads up anyway.

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bayspt

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 08:33 PM

Love it and thanks for the link. I have the same problem. Wish my wife would realize the 2 car garage was not really meant to hold any cars. My drill press is on a BD Work Mate.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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BTKS

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 10:37 PM

Nice cart and thanks for the link. Think I’ll try a couple of these little helpers. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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clieb91

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 04:05 AM

Nice solution. I remembered seeing something like this in a magazine. Thanks for the reminder as I could use one.

CtL

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YoungManJosh

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#7 posted 07-11-2009 12:25 PM

Good design, like the idea of adjustable shelves. I want to make something similar for my workshop, with shelves and drawers, but the top acts as an extention to my table saw.

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#8 posted 11-28-2009 08:47 AM

Thanks for the link and for posting your version of the cart …very nice : ) I see that you opted for some less expensive casters…..those red tired ones are crazy expensive !!

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 11:41 PM

Thanks for posting, I to have a garage workshop but least the car that doesn’t get park in it is mine…

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#10 posted 04-23-2014 06:00 PM

Nice cart and thanks for the plans. I am wondering what type of plywood was used? What would you all recommend trying to use for something like this if I didn’t want to spend $50+ on a sheet of plywood? Thanks and great work

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