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Project by khamm posted 04-18-2010 05:03 PM 4925 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,

This is my first project post. The plan for this cart came from ShopNotes 90. The original intention was to use this as a racetrack pitlane cart. I modified the original plan to include space for an airtank and to have an easy place to throw torque wrenches. I was about 2/3rds completed before I realized that this thing was far too heavy to be rolling up and down the trailer ramp. Lots of plywood and beech trim. The drawer pulls are aluminum. So now it is being used as originally designed. Luckily my Veritas power sharpener fits nicely in the spot intended for the airtank

Keith H

-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills





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Dave Price

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#1 posted 04-18-2010 05:24 PM

very nice cart

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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buckeyedudes

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#2 posted 04-18-2010 05:36 PM

Hey, now that’s nice stuff.
Good work.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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Grant Davis

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#3 posted 04-18-2010 05:37 PM

I could seriously use one of those in my shop. Very nice Keith.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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woody57

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#4 posted 04-18-2010 08:57 PM

very nice
if you build shop carts that nice, i can’t wait to see some furniture

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 04-18-2010 08:59 PM

Nice cart …welcome to LJs : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Eric in Florida.

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 12:04 AM

Great job Keith.
My next shop cart will have those pulls.

Welcome aboard.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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khamm

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 12:11 AM

Thanks for all of your comments. It was fun to build, at least usually. I made a significant number of errors which tested my “work around skills.” My next project is some serving trays made from lumber salvaged from my neighbor’s subfloors. I really need a small, manageable project.

I was also lucky enough to stumble across some oak church pews that were sitting outside a local church waiting for trash pickup. I love free lumber. Still trying to decide what to do with that stuff.

Keith

-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 01:50 AM

great build…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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BTKS

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#9 posted 04-19-2010 04:25 PM

Good looking build. It’s amazing how a shop fixture can become such an indispensable tool. Welcome to LJ’s and keep up the good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 04:43 PM

Nice project. How do you like your Veritas sharpener?

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

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#11 posted 04-19-2010 10:20 PM

I like those handles, gives it a very sharp look.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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khamm

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#12 posted 04-19-2010 11:41 PM

The Veritas sharpener seems to work as advertised. I am not sure I have enough experience to say whether my plane irons and chisels are sharp or just sharp. They seem seem to work though.

-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills

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bigike

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#13 posted 04-19-2010 11:46 PM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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