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This is a mobile shop cart that I made for my new Dewalt planer that I recently recieved for my birthday. It also doubles as an off fall table for my table saw. I cant wait to start making other projects with these new additions to my shop.
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#1 posted 05-16-2010 07:53 PM
Looks like a nice sturdy little cart. Any reason why the top is in two pieces?
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --
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#2 posted 05-16-2010 07:57 PM
Nice cart, looks like it will come in handy for many years ahead. The only thing I think I might have done would be to use casters that were a little smaller and wider with at least two of them locking. Just as a safety measure. Nice work though!
-- Pops ~ In So Cal...
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#3 posted 05-16-2010 08:01 PM
very nice looks like it will do the job
-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico
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#4 posted 05-16-2010 09:18 PM
Nice job on the cart. I think the top has 2 pieces because it looks like they are hinged to open into a bigger surface.
-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.
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#5 posted 05-16-2010 10:00 PM
The hinges don’t seem (to me anyway) sufficient to allow the top to open up for more surface area, especially since I don’t see any external bracing. But I suspect that it to gain access to a shallow storage area under the top.
It is a cool design. I need to build something like this for a project- specific gathering area that can roll from machine to machine. Instead of a part here, & a part there all over the shop as I do now. (In reality I need to clean the %^*& shop. But what fun is that?...)
-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".
#6 posted 05-16-2010 10:04 PM
i should have mentioned that those two pieces on top are doors to a storage compartment below. sorry for the mix up, but thank you for your comments.
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#7 posted 05-16-2010 10:24 PM
good idea Eric
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#8 posted 05-16-2010 10:55 PM
Awesome job on cart. Looks great.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#9 posted 05-17-2010 02:06 AM
Nice cart. I need one of these too.
Are these from a particular set of plans? I would love to copy this one.
-- Wow, that was easy. Just follow the directions and use some common sense.
#10 posted 05-17-2010 08:15 AM
yes this was actually a set of plans that i used from one of my woodworking magazines. It was from WOOD “Best Ever Home Shop Ideas” 2009 on page 66. let me know how you would like a copy of the plans.
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#11 posted 05-28-2010 05:24 PM
Nice cart and well made. It looks similar to mine that I built years ago. But seeing yours I realized that mine would benefit from the middle shelf. I also like your hidden storage compartment. If I didn’t glue the top to the legs I’ll definitely add this nice and useful feature. And writing those lines comes the idea of adding a shallow drawer right under the aprons instead of adding the middle shelf. I’ll see!
Thanks for posting.
-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com
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#12 posted 06-18-2010 12:46 AM
Great job on the cart, I built one a couple years ago and wish I had more than the bottom shelf. I hope yours doesn’t turn out like mine… Stuff gathers there waiting to be put up!!!!! Again great job and welcome to Lj’sWalt
-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!
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#13 posted 02-24-2015 01:55 AM
Eric, I would love a copy of the plans if you don’t mind.Thanks,Kendall
-- Kendall's Woodworks, Lubbock, Texas
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