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Pancake air compressor cart

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Project by Duaneflower posted 904 days ago 3271 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son told me we needed a cart to hold our pancake air compressor and associated tools. He found some examples here on lumberjocks. I wanted to make a fairly simple one. Once I got it built, I decided that it looked too plain and I wanted to jazz it up some. Being a Boise State University football fan, I chose their colors. So I completely disassembled it, primed each piece and painted each piece with Blue or Orange paint. I was kinda hoping that it would look good enough to become one of the pieces of furniture in our home but the wife thought otherwise.

Gabe C. asked for a picture of the bottom of the cart, so I added another picture. To make the axle, I ran the orange piece thru the table saw making a cut just deep enough and just wide enough to run a quarter inch bolt stock in the grove and then covered it with the thin blue piece. Thanks for asking Gabe C.





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Danpaddles

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#1 posted 904 days ago

Women just don’t understand about fine interior decorating. I think it looks fine, and you could use compressed air when it is time to blow dust off the furniture.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 904 days ago

Looks like a super cart.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 904 days ago

Would have made it in to my house!
Nice job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Gabe C.

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#4 posted 904 days ago

Got to add that to the list. Nice job!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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Gabe C.

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#5 posted 904 days ago

What’s the chance you could add a picture of the bottom? I want to see what you did there.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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Brandon

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#6 posted 904 days ago

That’s a pretty sweet cart, and it looks very useful. I have the same compressor and haven’t had any issues with it. I’m sure you’ll like it. To be honest I’m not a fan of the paint job. It makes it look like a kids toy. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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ed220

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#7 posted 904 days ago

Cool looking cart. !

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rogerw

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#8 posted 904 days ago

mine’s not a pancake but its just as heavy and bulky. could use something like that when the lawn mower has a flat!

inspiration!

nice job

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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Gabe C.

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#9 posted 903 days ago

Hey thanks! I was curious because, well, I will probably end up stealing, er, borrowing the idea. Thanks again.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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Knothead62

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#10 posted 897 days ago

Ingenious to say the least! Do you keep in the living room as a conversation piece? I can see it all now- visitors ask, “What is that?” Then starts the conversation!

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David Grimes

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#11 posted 897 days ago

Nice cart. Wow… the colors of Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Craftsman/Husky all in one project !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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doncutlip

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#12 posted 897 days ago

That looks very handy, cool colors too

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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