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Project by MalcolmLaurel posted 03-02-2018 02:16 AM 577 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seems like my projects keep getting cruder and cruder…

This came about when my friend gave me a pair of oxygen and acetylene tanks. I had been using the smallest size, with a plastic carrier from Horror Freight, but the tiny tanks don’t last long. Anyway, I had the new tanks strapped to a hand truck for awhile, but that took the hand truck out of commission. So a few days ago I decided to do something about it. This was a “design as you build” project, and somewhere early in the process I decided it would be done 100% from materials I had lying around, with absolutely nothing new purchased, which partially accounts for the crudity.

The base is a 2×8, the back is some 3/8” chipboard, the sides are 3/8” sheathing (the final size was determined by the size of the scraps I used), the front and the narrow additional compartment on the side 1/4” luan I was using as a subfloor in a bedroom remodel project. Wheels from a dead charcoal grill, a latch I had in the junk box, a hinge from who knows what project, and a cut in half wire spool from work. All held together with deck screws and Titebond.

The vertical 2×4 handle is split and hinged so I can put it in the car standing up, since acetylene cylinders should never be laid down on their side. I still need to add another small bin somewhere on it for miscellaneous small stuff like extra tips, tip cleaner, etc., have to see what I have laying around.

-- Malcolm Laurel - http://MalcolmLaurel.com





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 03-02-2018 02:55 AM

A fine example of all the “Yankee Engineering” and thriftiness rolled up to use!

GREAT!

As I also use the T & E (Many trials and multiple errors) designs for most things and am way to tight to buy when I do not absolutely have to; I have to score this as a 10++!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 03-02-2018 10:58 PM

Nice work! I miss my machine shop.

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

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

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 11:21 PM

Always nice to have ox-act set to do various jobs, I work with metal allot and have a larger ox tank and then use propane. Only have to buy one tank and the propane is cheap.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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