|Project by TelescopeMaker||posted 04-25-2012 01:51 AM||4460 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
I have finished my new Roll-around Cart for my Drill Press and Planer. It is solid as a rock, and I finished it in record time (for me), and with very few mistakes.
The case is 3/4 plywood (mostly so-called “cabinet” grade from the big box store) on 3” casters. Finish is oil primer followed by a sanding, and two coats of Behr oil based paint inside and out.
The main platform is a drawer with a flip-down front to provide stability for the planer it carries. Under it, and on the right side is a drawer, because there was room, and who doesn’t like drawers? The side that it is on is the only screw up I did. It was supposed to be on the other side, but really, it doesn’t matter. The drawer is my first attempt at box joints. They worked out perfect (thanks to the tips from the guys at Wood magazine a few years ago)
The top is two layers of ply with 3/4” x 1 1/2” poplar banding all around with rounded corners, because I am clumsy. The third picture shows that the back of the top has more overhang. This is because there is one layer of foundation bricks that stick into the room by about 4 inches. This will ensure that the top goes all the way to the wall.
I almost did this as a flip-top cart, but that drill press is 90 pounds, with most of it’s weight at the top, and I just couldn’t make it balance.
Now that I have it, I think I might make a little hutch for the space behind the drill press There is more room than I thought.
The next project will be a cart of the same height, that I will put some other tool on. Haven’t decided yet ;-)
-- Telescope Maker, Woodworker, Brewer, Gizmologist, Gardner, Lawn Mower