|Project by Hawgnutz||posted 07-29-2007 12:26 AM||3050 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I was getting tired of storing my bench jointer on top of my tool box because I had no space to store it anywhere else. Sooooo, when I purchased a new oscillating belt/spindle sander I just HAD to make a storage cabinet for them.
This cabinet has dowels that will allow the tools to be interchanged on the top work area and then stored unerneath when not in use. This design is based upon a plan for another rolling cabinet that fit a bench jointer and a small Delta belt/disk sander. Well, as you can see, my new Ridgid sander is quite larger than the Delta 6” sander the original plan was designed for. So, I designed this one using the original idea.
The depth of the storage area was enlarged to fit the Ridgid sander, which was the deepest tool, and the width was sized to fit the jointer, which was the widest tool. Instead of having 2 handles to move it, I needed to have one, because one of my hands would be busy using my cane when I walk. (Debie… my cane is a Canadian Crutch!) I made the two handles out of 5/8” ply and cut out a hole to fit a 3/4” dowel covered by PVC pipe that would go between them.
There is something real satisfying when you modify a good design to fit your situation. I made all of this from extra supplies I had from other projects, except for the 3/4” dowel (I bought poplar dowel so I would save my beech dowels) and the PVC pipe. I did not realize it until it was all togther, but the color scheme fits my favorite football team—the Denver Broncos! Too cool!
As soon as we get the roof fixed and it stops leaking on my tools, I will be making some real projects….LOL
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