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Project by GeekyDad79 posted 03-26-2012 08:33 PM 3444 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple drill press mobile cart I came up with. The cart includes a drawer for bits and accessories. I also included shelves for other tools. The shelves include cut outs for a better fit.

-- Brandon





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 09:02 PM

Neat idea. That serves two purposes. One suggestion might be to put some clear doors on the front to keep the falling chips out. They bounce all over the place and may fill up you storage areas….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 09:19 PM

Too neat for me! LOL great job, looks very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 09:44 PM

Nice cart. I noticed you have a mouse sander in there stored face down. I’ve heard that because these are hook and loop sanders that storing them that way can, over time, flatten out the hooks and loops so they don’t work so well any more. I heard not to store them face down.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 11:01 PM

Great looking cart. I see you used pegboard for the drawer bottom, was that planned? I do the same for most of my shop cabinets to let the dust fall through other wise I end up with a ton of dust in the drawers.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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GeekyDad79

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 11:14 PM

Thanks everyone.

Jim – I like your idea about the doors. Should be pretty simple to put some plexiglass in there plus I made the middle divider laid in a little deep.

Don – thank you for the tip. I hadn’t thought of that but it makes sense. Funny enough my mouse sander was probably my cheapest tool purchase but I always end up using it over my other sanders.

Martin – It was somewhat accidental because I had some pegboard in my shop that I was planning on using for a down draft sanding table but figured it would help prevent dust and wood shaving from collecting. Still trying to come up with a better idea for the dust collection. Not sure if my hose set up is going to do it.

-- Brandon

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hjt

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 04:44 AM

Very nice looking. Yet one more project I too need to make.

-- Harold

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Steve187

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 04:07 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice looking cart.
I spent 6-yrs in the USN. Served 3+yrs as a EM on the Amberjack (SS-522) out of Charleston, SC and later Key West, FL. (Way back in the late 60’s / early 70’s).

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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Timthemailman

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 07:05 PM

Thanks for the post, Its just what the doctor ordered for my RAS.

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AntarcticTraveler

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 10:36 AM

Steve187….......stop it with ‘way back in the late 60’s/early 70’s’ you are bringing back too many old salt memories. Operation Deepfreeze 1968 & 1969

GeekyDad79…your projects are great. I just retired Friday. After our move, if you don’t mind, I would like to use some of your ideas in my new shop to be. Keep up with the great work.

-- antarctic_traveler@gwy.org

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GeekyDad79

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 12:58 PM

AntarcticTraveler – congratulations.. Hope my projects inspire some good ideas.. Ive got a table saw mobile station im working on now that i need to post

-- Brandon

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