Nother Shop Cart plus Storage

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Project by DohBoy posted 02-13-2011 07:56 PM 2130 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted in a while… completed this cart last winter using more recycled bits from the old employer’s rejected incoming inspection area. The top and drawer fronts are cut from a sheet of this specially coated very slick material used as the bed on which a treadmill belt runs. Also from them are the rectangular steel channel pieces that support the wheels. The cart nicely supports a DW735 planer and the structure is such that the weight on the top is directly over the steel channel and connected via the sides.

Edge banding all around, was interesting putting it on the drawer pull. Tried bending some thin stock but found that pre-glued, iron-on banding could be put in position by tacking it at points and forcing the curve into it, allowing the glue to cool. Then I heated a thick bolt against the iron and used the round to adhere the edge banding in the curves. Looks really sharp.

I have my CMS and planer attached to bases of melamine and they sit on a sturdy wire shelf. The cart is just slightly lower than the shelf and the CMS and planer may be slid onto and off of the cart with minimal effort. Hefting that Dewally was really a PITA. Gonna pretty that up (the bases for the planer and CMS) at some point but very functional for now.

Discerning eye will note that one of the drawers is slightly cocked… I think I need to shim one end of one of the slides. But as a shop cart, it’ll do just fine even if I don’t fix it.

-- I am an anal-retentive procrastinator. Is it a wonder my projects never get done?

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 08:11 PM

That’s a fine cart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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