Pancake air compressor cart

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Project by Duaneflower posted 01-30-2012 05:35 AM 7596 views 6 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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#1 posted 01-30-2012 05:51 AM

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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#2 posted 01-30-2012 05:57 AM

Looks like a super cart.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 06:54 AM

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

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#4 posted 01-30-2012 02:29 PM

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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#5 posted 01-30-2012 02:30 PM

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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#6 posted 01-30-2012 03:08 PM

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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#7 posted 01-30-2012 03:32 PM

Cool looking cart. !

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 04:55 PM

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


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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#9 posted 01-30-2012 09:29 PM

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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#10 posted 02-05-2012 09:33 PM

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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#11 posted 02-06-2012 01:07 AM

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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#12 posted 02-06-2012 01:10 AM

That looks very handy, cool colors too

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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