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Project by khamm posted 1594 days ago 4110 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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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#1 posted 1594 days ago

very nice cart

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#2 posted 1594 days ago

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

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#3 posted 1594 days ago

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

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 1593 days ago

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

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#5 posted 1593 days ago

Nice cart …welcome to LJs : )

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

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#6 posted 1593 days ago

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

Welcome aboard.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#7 posted 1593 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1593 days ago

great build…

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

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#9 posted 1593 days ago

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 1593 days ago

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 1592 days ago

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

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#12 posted 1592 days ago

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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#13 posted 1592 days ago

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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