|Project by Estley||posted 02-19-2008 06:34 PM||12001 views||48 times favorited||21 comments|
As many of us I have really limited shop space, so it sort of makes sense to have as much stuff on wheels as possible. With that in mind I built this contraption. I had read in Shopnotes and the other magazines about these roll around shop carts, and while the general idea was great, the particulars didn’t work for me. So I took bits and pieces and came up with this. It has two main uses, it holds my compressor, nail guns, a lot of screws nails etc, and glues and stuff in the back shelves. So when I’m assembling something I have all the stuff I need in one place (except for clamps of course, but I don’t think I’ll be able to fit those in this unit). That was the original idea, and the idea was to build more of these for the bench tools, miter saw, drill press, grinder, etc. But again, I figured it made no sense to have one cabinet per tool if part of the goal is to save space. So I installed the t-track, and for the moment since I have no real shop and my tool inventory is almost nil, the only tool that uses it is my miter saw. Eventually all the aforementioned tools will have a similar platform for when they are in use, and some sort of storage cabinet to keep them out of the way. At first it only had the air hose wrap around thing, a few weeks ago I added the one for the electrical cord on the opposite side. I think this one is pretty much done, unless someone has any suggestions.