AC/BS cart

  • Advertise with us
Project by Vicki posted 01-31-2010 08:25 AM 5486 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like nearly everyone else, my shop is too small. I have mobile bases on everything and move tools around as needed. I had been wanting to make some kind of cart for my AC. Then I got a BS and needed a cart for that as well. The light bulb went off and viola… cart for two tools. It’s not fancy. I just wanted to share the tip of using the underneath of one tool base for another tool. The planer next to is has a cabinet in it’s base of all my manual’s and plans, to try and keep them dust free.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

10 comments so far

View mancave's profile


114 posts in 2487 days

#1 posted 01-31-2010 10:39 AM

Good way to make room for more tools:-)

View nmkidd's profile


758 posts in 2596 days

#2 posted 01-31-2010 05:44 PM

Well done….....I too am in need of such an item and… currently high on my to do list.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

View a1Jim's profile


115177 posts in 3001 days

#3 posted 01-31-2010 06:30 PM

That came out well . Good Job.

-- Custom furniture

View stefang's profile


15512 posts in 2758 days

#4 posted 01-31-2010 07:16 PM

As simple as your good idea sounds I expect many of us never thought about it before. Now I’m trying to figure out what can sit under what. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View SteveMcc's profile


23 posts in 2475 days

#5 posted 01-31-2010 07:44 PM

Since I don’t have a dedicated shop area and have to use my carport, this would be great for me as I need to keep the carport open for my wife’s vehicle.
Yesterday on “Garage Mahal” on the DIY network, a workbench was designed to accomodate several power tools. The tools were mounted on the plywood cut out of the bench top. When the tools were not in use, they hung upside down and the bottom became the top of the work bench. When needed, they slid out, turned upright and slid back into the work bench on a different set of cleets. I was intrigued with the idea, but I don’t have room for that so your idea is outstanding and practical for me.

-- Steve, Fayetteville, Ga.

View AJJ's profile


75 posts in 2572 days

#6 posted 01-31-2010 07:49 PM

Good job. I have been thinking about a mobile compressor and shop vac cart. Both now sit on my garage floor. It would be easier to use both on a cart like you made. Thanks for the idea.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

View Vicki's profile


1040 posts in 2768 days

#7 posted 01-31-2010 08:33 PM

Hey Guys,
Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Y’all made my day! Lumberjocks is one awesome group! I’m proud to be a member.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

View LeeH's profile


4 posts in 2467 days

#8 posted 01-31-2010 09:48 PM

Nice use of space! I too am trying to figure out how to fit too much, into too small of an area.

View Tuuek's profile


56 posts in 2855 days

#9 posted 02-02-2010 08:11 PM

LOL I did the same thing with my Miter Saw and my compressor cart. Good Job

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 3096 days

#10 posted 08-19-2010 05:13 AM

Nice cart.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics