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Project by RetiredMedic posted 1683 days ago 3565 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this compressor cart about 1 1/2 years ago. It was my first “cart” and I kind of stole ideas from several sources ( including LJ) and combined them to make this. It is made of 1/2 plywood with a 1” oak dowel for a handle. The top drawer has room for air tool accessories and nail gun nails, etc. The side shelves fit the cases to my air tools. The wheels are 6” lawnmower wheels in back attached with a 5/8 threaded rod and nylon bearings where the rod goes through the frame. That area is also gusseted by some scrap 2×4. During the assembly I had gotten so ahead of myself that I had put one side panel backwards and nailed and glued it. My 17 year old daughter, while asking me to borrow the car, said “is that supposed to be backwards”. I said no and handed her the keys. So I finally got it put together and wouldn’t you know it 6 months later we moved and I had to get rid of it so all the antique furniture my wife bought (for me to refurbish as a project) would fit in the moving truck. Oh well, at least I have these photos to go by to build another one.





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WayNorth

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#1 posted 1683 days ago

Very nice cart. I seen one of them in a woodworking magazine about a year ago and want to build one myself. Seeing your picture makes me want to do it even more. Nice work.

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RetiredMedic

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#2 posted 1683 days ago

Thanks Way! The nice thing about this project is you can build it to your specs. I measured my compressor and cases that hold my air tools and went from there. The only “tricky” part was the curves. I don’t have a bandsaw so I scribed them with french curves and roughed out with a jigsaw and got the final flat edge with a straight bit on my router.

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ChrisN

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#3 posted 1683 days ago

Great Idea and Execution.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#4 posted 1683 days ago

Looks like a “must have ” cart : ) Great job on it !

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1683 days ago

Nice—-Good design

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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David Craig

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#6 posted 1683 days ago

Kind of ironic to see this posted. I bought a Porter Cable three gun compressor combo today and had the Wood magazine plans with me so that I could pick up the pine and boards to make one almost exactly like it. Looks good and very handy for small shops. Good luck on your second one.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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