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Project by georgieporgie posted 07-13-2017 06:00 AM 811 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do very little welding, but my 14 year old daughter has shown some interest so I decided to make her a cart to do metal working on. We went to the scrap yard hoping to find a small piece of sheet steel for the top but nothing really worked for us. Instead we came away with 1 foot by 3 foot, 60 lb piece of structural steel that I think will work out well. The sides of the cart are made from doubled up Baltic Birch plywood, and the bottom is a re-purposed base from a dust collection system. I bought an old craftsman vise off eBay that will be mounted on one side. The last picture is me showing off some of the things my girl likes to make. Thanks for taking a look, George

-- - George: Richland, Washington





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#1 posted 07-13-2017 02:06 PM

She is talented.

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#2 posted 07-13-2017 06:06 PM

Neat! I like the nut head!

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#3 posted 07-13-2017 07:47 PM

Maybe your little girl can teach you something about metal working! LOL

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#4 posted 07-13-2017 08:02 PM

Impressive on all counts, you are blessed!

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#5 posted 07-13-2017 08:07 PM

this is very awesome …a 14 year old girl into other things then phones ….I call this good parents ,,,GREAT JOB :<)) ON BOTH

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#6 posted 07-13-2017 08:11 PM

This is a very nice shop cart.

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#7 posted 07-13-2017 08:39 PM

Very innovative George. Your daughter has a great paying job as a welder in her future if she so chooses.

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#8 posted 07-13-2017 09:21 PM

I like the projects, and I think that is a great use of channel.

I hope you don’t mind me saying that I find myself wondering if the top is a bit too far back from the front edge at the bottom. She needs to be comfortable while welding and I wonder if she might need to lean over a bit too much with the top setback the way it is. You might just flip it around and see if it works better from what is now the back. Just a thought.

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#9 posted 07-13-2017 09:22 PM

I’m 54 years old and a 14 year old just out welded me, some days I wonder why I get up in the morning, haha. Talented young lady and great imagination also. I love the mug he is holding, I never would have thought to use a plug for that. If she is that clever starting out she should have a great future creating things and welding. Nice welding cart. It’s a good thing you built a rugged one, that top looks really heavy. Kudos to both of you.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#10 posted 07-14-2017 01:09 AM



I like the projects, and I think that is a great use of channel.

I hope you don t mind me saying that I find myself wondering if the top is a bit too far back from the front edge at the bottom. She needs to be comfortable while welding and I wonder if she might need to lean over a bit too much with the top setback the way it is. You might just flip it around and see if it works better from what is now the back. Just a thought.

- SignWave

Thank you for the feedback SignWave. I think maybe the camera makes the top seem further back from the bottom. The top is 12 inches and the base is 20, so the base only 4 inches beyond the top. It was definately something I was worried about also.


-- - George: Richland, Washington

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#11 posted 07-14-2017 01:11 AM



this is very awesome …a 14 year old girl into other things then phones ….I call this good parents ,,,GREAT JOB :<)) ON BOTH

- GR8HUNTER

I thank my lucky stars everyday! Thank you for the nice comments everyone!

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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