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Project by Mark Whitsitt posted 05-14-2010 03:32 PM 11448 views 39 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, my shop space is generally shared with a Honda Odyssey and a Ford F-150, so everything needs to be mobile and “tuck-away-able”. Now, this presents an issue as far as set up time when I want to work in the garage, but it’s working out ok…

Wall space in the garage is pretty much taken up with lawn tools and sports equipment, so a wall covered with pegboard is not an easy option either. But then I saw NBeener post of his Spinner Rack!!! What a great idea! So props to Neil for this idea!

The idea to use the mover’s dolly as the mobile base was a stroke of genius! You can typically get one of these at the Harbor Freight for around $15. Just try to buy 4 casters for that kind of money at the HD or Lowe’s! I happened to have one gathering dust in the garage, so I decided to put it to good use…

I expanded NBeener’s idea vertically, and internally. My mobile cabinet is 6’ tall (plus the height of the mover’s dolly). This gives me ample space for the tools I use most regularly and don’t want to have to walk all the way across the garage to grab.

The second major change I made is to add 4 drawers (2 each side) to the cabinet. The usefulness of this is probably self evident.

Construction is with 2×2’s, 1/2” BC plywood, MDF, and 1/4” pegboard. I joined the cross supports to the vertical members with Kreg pocket holes & screws to save space and avoid having too many screw heads showing on the ends.

I also made the drawers and box with Kreg pocket holes/screws. It was this work that taught me the criticality of “squareness”!

I originally designed this to have doors on the narrow faces like NBeener’s, but decided doors would get in the way when I wanted to open them, so I dropped that idea when it came time to put them on.

I have a Sketchup model of this project if you’re interested… just drop me a message and I’ll email it to you.

it doesn’t exactly represent what I ended up building, but it was a great way to “build it” before building it!!

All the best!
Mark

-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."





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Toolz

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 03:55 PM

Wow that is nice and functional.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 04:35 PM

Great addition and very useful!! And thanks for the idea of using a furniture dolly for the base.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Mark Whitsitt

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 04:39 PM

the furniture dolly idea is NBeener’s! Thanks for the thoughts!

-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."

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Khadour

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 05:37 PM

Nice and useful – I may have to build myself one of those . . .

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#5 posted 05-14-2010 10:02 PM

I also picked up some of those movers dollies at HF a couple months ago …They were $7.99 on sale …can’t buy the casters for that amount anywhere ! LOL Rated for 1000 pounds….I like your tall storage rack better than what I had in mind to build : ) Thanks for the ideas !

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

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#6 posted 05-14-2010 10:53 PM

You make-a me so proud :-)

Really nice execution.

There’s probably a place for this kind of thing in LOTS of people’s worlds, eh ?

-- -- Neil

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#7 posted 05-14-2010 11:49 PM

Very nice work there Mark!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 05-15-2010 12:47 AM

Very cool! can you please send me the Sketchup model ?

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#9 posted 05-15-2010 12:55 AM

Very nice wish I had the floor space for a unit like that.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mark Whitsitt

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#10 posted 05-16-2010 02:00 AM

kieperm: private message me on LJ with your email address and I’ll send you the file… same goes for anyone else who’s interested!

Mark

-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."

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japanesewoodworker

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#11 posted 06-02-2010 07:20 AM

I like your idea that MY wood shop must also “share” the garage space with 2 cars, bicycles, a washer/dryer, and 50 gallon hot water heater/boiler in a 20×20 space near San Francisco, Ca. The state that has bonds selling just above the “junk bond” rating…..(opps, I have to get off my soap box now.)

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#12 posted 07-01-2011 12:13 AM

Hi,

I am going to build 2 of these. I was wondering if you could send it to me. I am new, and this is my 1st post of 5 that I am supposed to have before I can send you an email. How can I send you my email?

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mrbaseballny

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#13 posted 07-06-2011 06:26 PM

Looks great! what an ingenious idea :)

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#14 posted 05-10-2013 03:10 AM

Id like the plans if you still have them. Thanks. Love the project.

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#15 posted 01-31-2014 02:28 AM

Mark, I’d like a copy of the plans if you are still offering. Thanks in advance.

-Bernie

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