|Project by USCJeff||posted 10-21-2007 06:51 AM||8884 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
This was a project that was much needed in trying to manage space in a one car garage shop. The cart is pretty straight forward. I designed the miter saw recessed area (pic #1 shows cart under miter) many months ago with this cart in mind. I think I’ll use the planer more now that I don’t have to keep lifting it up each use. The case sides and bottom are MDF. The top is two pieces of MDF with an MDF “apron” to hollow it. There is a steel pipe running through the hollow which allows it to flip. I used hardboard for the side opposite the planer so as to make it a decent side table if needed. The top locks in place using the latch and bolt pictured in photo 3. I finished it off with some magnetic tool holders (pic #1) that had been sitting in a drawer for many months. Every inch counts!
NOTE: You might notice the dinky casters on the bottom. The company I work for is very budget conscious, so they bought some cheap office chairs for many of the branches. Naturally, they break pretty frequently. I make a habit of pocketing the casters when this happens. There are five on the planer cart. They’ll fail for sure in the future as planers are heavy, but I can’t pass up free for the meantime!
I’m toying with the idea of adding some type of infeed/outfeed extension beds. I think I’ll either make some kind of “easy on/off” knock down type beds, or maybe some type of pivot up/down extension.
-- Jeff, South Carolina