|Project by Les Casteel||posted 03-16-2010 02:35 PM||3503 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I have nice shade in front of my shop so I often like to work on my rockers outside when its warm, on my secondary workbench out in the open. I was constantly carrying tools back and forth so I came up with this little tool cart to contain needed tools. I began by going to Sam’s Club and buying a steel cart with castors. It is very heavy duty and cost $50. I removed the middle shelf and added a case in the opening. I made three oversized drawers that slide both directions for easy access to the tools inside. I used aruaco 3/4” plywood and they’re simple just glued and screwed. They’re tight enough to keep out the dust and chips but slide very well. They have 1/2” plywood bottoms. On the ends I added 4” PVC pipe to hold long-handled power tools such a my Milwaukee grinders and my Porter-Cable sanders. The drawers easily hold my air & electric sanders. The shelves are open and let any dust or chips fall right thru. Up on top I built a little oak box to hold smaller tools, wedges, files, spokeshave etc. Then finally, I went to Wal-Mart and bought some of the new type of Rubbermaid storage bins to hold my 5” sanding pads. They stay secure and clean inside. finally I built a little rack to hold a few Bessey clamps.
Its easy to move around the shop and very easy to find the stuff in side and even easier to clean up with a little blast of air.
-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com