|Project by billculpepper||posted 10-22-2011 12:52 AM||6832 views||22 times favorited||6 comments|
Thanks go out to fellow LJ “lockwatcher” for his post on a simple and fun to make rolling shop cart frame. I thought I’d post mine that was fitted to house my air compressor.
The compressor would startle me in my basement shop every time it kicked on, so the noise reduction provided by encasing this cart is almost as valuable as it’s new found mobility.
1. Easy pull-off door (magnets—> screw head). Easy access as compressor is large and I can pull it out quickly if need be. I was concerned about possible overheating during heavy use. So far so good.
2. Designed with “under the table top” shelf is perfect to slide tools to keep top free of clutter. You’ll typically find my brad nailer and air wrench under there…
3. Hose holder made from scrap.
4. Have an old recycled computer desk-top that lays on top of cart and is held in place by a few cleats so I can roll it in place as a long outfeed table. (sorry, no pic of top)
5. Used all big box 2×12 to rip the lumber from. Greatest expense were the locking casters. Got a good deal from an on-line site (think it was called “highland woodworking”).
6. Top is hardboard “insert” that can be replaced when worn.
Thanks again to lockwatcher. I’m sure I’ll be making more of these.
-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana