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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 12-05-2017 03:15 AM 756 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to upgrade my air compressor and got a deal on Black Friday for this Ridgid 6 Gallon 150PSI pancake compressor, what I didnt take into account was that unlike my older air compressor was that it hadnt got wheels… so off I went to research the different carts that people were making and luckily I found this compressor cart that someone posted here and that they got the plans from WOOD.NET and fellow Lumberjock David Craig , I purchased the plans and made it.

Materials List:
1 full sheet of 3/4” plywood
1 piece of 2×8x8
2 wheels 1.75×8” (got them at the trusty Harbor Freight)
Box of 1 1/4” woodscrews
Box of 2’ wood screws
1/2” Steel Rod (this was the axle)
and usual sandpaper, glue elbox grease.

I have to admit I dont usually purchase plans for any of my builds and usually make them my self but Sketchup was such a PITA (that’s a whole other story) anyway I got the supplies and have to say its awesome, I was thinking that it might be overkill since I made a home for all my nailer’s and nails but to be honest its awesome when you need to make the whole unit move to a jobsite or the car and you have a place for all those tools when using the nailers or the endless pneumatic accessories. any i am not tripping over the 50’ air hose anymore as it now has a home. One other thing the plans came with full size templates for the handle bar supports and that came in really handy.

I was thinking about painting it but decided against it.

Thanks for looking
Have a great day

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 12-05-2017 03:30 AM

Nice looking build that will last a long time. My only suggestion would be to coat it with something. Maybe not paint but a coat of lacquer or poly.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 03:33 AM



Nice looking build that will last a long time. My only suggestion would be to coat it with something. Maybe not paint but a coat of lacquer or poly.

- woodbutcherbynight

It’s funny you mention that I just bought s gallon of my fav polyacrylic for another project and I’ll dlap a couple of coats on it once I’m finished my other project

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 12-05-2017 03:35 AM

GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 12-05-2017 05:53 AM

Yours is the 2nd air compressor cart I’ve seen here. I definitely plan on building something much like yours. I can see the efficiency and convenience of have everything in one place. Yours is a real good build. Thank you for posting it.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 12-05-2017 02:00 PM

This air compressor cart is so nice and is a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 12-05-2017 03:24 PM

Great set up and to have a place for the, hose and fittings makes it easy to use. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 12-06-2017 01:24 AM

that looks very handy

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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LumberMumbler

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#8 posted 12-06-2017 06:27 AM

Looks great, hadn’t thought of a cart for my air compressor. The only thing I can see getting annoying is wrapping the air hose over and over.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 12-06-2017 06:40 AM



Looks great, hadn t thought of a cart for my air compressor. The only thing I can see getting annoying is wrapping the air hose over and over.

- LumberMumbler


Thanks very much , I hear ya but tripping over the thing is no fun either

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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Jbrow1987

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#10 posted 12-10-2017 03:32 PM

nice ed I’m maken one supprised it takes a whole sheet of plywood good amount of wood nice tho

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#11 posted 12-10-2017 03:37 PM



nice ed I m maken one supprised it takes a whole sheet of plywood good amount of wood nice tho

- Jbrow1987


I was surprised as well !!!! But worth it

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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ILpodder

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#12 posted 12-12-2017 08:22 PM

Everything in one place. Excellent. It’s on my list of projects. Thanks

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