Mobile Tool Trailer

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Project by ICTINSTRUCTOR posted 02-14-2008 06:30 AM 38911 views 27 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My students and built this to have a mobile shop when we work around our center on varios projects. It has a 100’ cord that once plugs in supplies the trailer with 8 outlets, four on the inside and four on the outside. The lids are on piano hinges and have fold out brackets to hold up the lids. There is an air compressor mounted inside that has a two hoses running out to spools on the outside. A small 10” tablesaw that is mounted parrallel to the top and lids to act as extension tables. Water cooler mounted on the front. Enough hand tools for twelve students. A mitersaw mounted to the underside of one of the lids so that it is ready to use right after opening. We also added a generator to the back since these pictures were taken.

-- "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission"

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#1 posted 02-14-2008 06:55 AM

The flames are a nice touch.

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#2 posted 02-14-2008 07:49 AM

That is a well thought out work center. I looked at the pictures before I read the post and was wondering why anyone needed 8 tape measures. Should have read it first. looks like the students have everything they need there. Now if you could just drag it over to my house and have them build a new shop for me. :)

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 02-14-2008 08:25 AM

Haha, Looks like Dale Jarretts, Race the Truck, rod. Send this into Cool Tools or UPS and maybe you can get some national recognition as a very cool tool!

Well done!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 02-14-2008 08:33 AM

That is really well thought out, designed and executed. Looks like a very valuable asset to your program.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 02-14-2008 10:51 AM

What a way cool portable work station! I like it! I’m gonna mark this as a favorite… the flames are a killer touch as well!

-- --Chuck

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 01:00 PM

Great design. It looks like the kids should have whatever they need for their projects at hand. I really like having the electrical cord on it, so they can plug into the trailer, rather than having 100 extension cords running everywhere. Very nice!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 01:11 PM

This is great project. It keeps tools organized and gave them a practical exercise to improve their woodworking skills. Great idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-14-2008 01:41 PM

you forgot to mention the flames!

this is outstanding. Well planned out—well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 02-14-2008 03:03 PM

SWEEEEEET looking cart

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#10 posted 02-14-2008 08:32 PM

LOL! AWESOME!!! I love it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-14-2008 11:04 PM

NOW that is SWEAT!!!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#12 posted 02-14-2008 11:22 PM

great idea, not just a tool cart, but a mini shop. No set up for the saws! Great idea… you have me re-thinking my saw cart now… ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#13 posted 02-15-2008 01:49 AM

That is some trailer.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 02-15-2008 03:03 AM

It’s absolutely all about the flames. If it don’t have flames, the kids didn’t build it.

Great work.


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#15 posted 02-15-2008 04:40 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jock’s.
What a great idea. A fully portable shop. Man I may have to think about building one of these at some point for use at work.
Keep teaching those kids these great skills.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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