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Project by David Craig posted 1634 days ago 7418 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based primarily on a plan from Wood Magazine with only slight deviations. I skipped out on a lid and compartments on the top. My preference was for an area on top that could be used for clamping or to use to hold tools, chargers, or other items that can help keep my bench a little less cluttered. It isn’t perfect, but am fairly pleased with the result. I have compartments for all my compressor tools. It keeps the compressor and hoses off the floor and I can wheel it to wherever I need it at the time. When I do trim in the upstairs or fencing outside, I will have a spot to keep everything without having to deal with clutter. Only thing I might add is a 3rd party hook for extension cords and some plastic I can staple over the shelves to reduce dust and dirt from getting on the guns.

Thanks for viewing,

David

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





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Dennis_MGWW

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#1 posted 1634 days ago

Very cool and practical. I have been wanting to build something similar for some time now. I will have to refer to yours when it comes time to build mine.

Great job!

-- Dennis, http://www.maplegrovewoodworks.com/ http://twitter.com/#!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 1634 days ago

Nice cart, going to make your work easier.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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spanky46

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#3 posted 1634 days ago

That will do the trick!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1634 days ago

Good job great idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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David Craig

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#5 posted 1634 days ago

Thanks for the kind comments. Not too often I am allowed to make anything for me :) I am enjoying the utility of it.

David

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

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DSH

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#6 posted 1632 days ago

I just bough the lumber and hardware to build the same thing based on the Wood magazine plans. However, I’m considering putting in a drawer for my nailers instead of the cubbyholes.

-- Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

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Budgie

191 posts in 2538 days


#7 posted 1631 days ago

Good thinking. That makes me wish I had a pancake compressor instead of a standup model.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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Kristoffer

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#8 posted 1590 days ago

That is a great idea, I might have to try it. I hate looking down and seeing my compressor and hoses on the shop floor , especially the hoses. I don’t really have wall space that I can attach hooks for hoses and cords, so this would work out great. I might have to what DHS mentioned and turn the cubbyholes into drawers. Right now I keep my guns in a drawer of a large industrial desk, so this would also free up that drawer.

As far as the sheet wood goes, is it more than one 4X8 sheet?

P.S.
Build more things for yourself.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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David Craig

2130 posts in 1709 days


#9 posted 1590 days ago

Thanks Kristoffer for the suggestion and the kind comments :) I have a couple “me” projects on the horizon.

One sheet of ply was all that was needed for this project. Drawers are not a bad idea. It would help protect the guns from the shop dust and also keep them in place if you were rolling it around outside some.

Thanks for checking it out,

David

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

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 1579 days ago

Nice Job, I helped my buddy across the street build one that is taking up making saw dust with the rest of us. I liked the bowl you just made as well keep it up!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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David Craig

2130 posts in 1709 days


#11 posted 1579 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement and the comments Ken. I am sure your buddy likes the cart. Comes in real handy here.

David

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

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rcflyer23

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#12 posted 1572 days ago

David,

That cart is very cool. The design is great and functionality looks awesome as well..

Thanks for linking it up over at the blog.

Grover
groverwoodworks.blogspot.com

-- Kevin, Davidson, NC

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David Craig

2130 posts in 1709 days


#13 posted 1571 days ago

Thanks for the comments Grover. No problem on the linking. Thanks for the ability to link projects here rather then having to reblog. Much more user friendly and helps generate traffic between both sites.

David

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

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Jim Reeves

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#14 posted 1564 days ago

David very nice project, do you have pictures step by step how you constructed it one of these be easier on my bad back than lifting carrying my 3 hp compressor great job.

-- jim

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