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Project by JL7 posted 07-07-2012 12:45 AM 2787 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother does body work + some mechanical work and such in his pole barn shop. He loves the older Ford trucks the most.

He wanted another shop cart…..This one is Hard Maple and plywood. I saw an idea somewhere that you have drawers that open from both sides, so the cart has 2 drawers that slide either way. This Maple is so hard I broke my old power planer….....bummer. Lucky I have a new one :)

I figured the drawers would make a great shelves to pile up stuff on while tearing up the F150’s.

He was also a Matco Tool Truck driver for years so I added the handle (that he gave me years ago)....

Pic 5 shows one of the drawer bottoms, basically a face frame underneath the drawer box. There is also a slight rabbet in the bottom of the drawer sides to capture the plywood bottom.

Pic 6 is with a coat of BLO…..

The Maple is mostly 7/8” thick and it is quite beefy…........not an art piece, but built to last…..

Also – For all you motor heads – I few pictures of my my brother’s 77 F250 and details:

1977 F-250, Body is a 1979 F-150 2WD. Motor is a 1969 429ci bored and stroked to 557ci. 500+ HP, 660lb. Ft. torque. 3 year project put together in his home shop. Can you imagine how it would of turned out if he had the cart??

Thanks for looking!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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RibsBrisket4me

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 12:48 AM

Sweet…all of it, the cart the truck, everything!

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Dave

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 01:15 AM

Holly crap Batman, I was doing good till you got to the truck.
Both are great. Thanks for sharing Jeff.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Kelen

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 01:23 AM

Very cool, love the alternating direction on those drawers.

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carguy460

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:30 AM

I know this is a woodworking site – so sweet cart, I really like the drawer setup…but REALLY SWEET TRUCK!!! That motor should sling some mud and burn some rubber!!!

-- Jason K

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 01:41 AM

Nice cart. I like the way you have arranged to door to open in different directions. I can see how that would come in very handy.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Roger

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 01:55 AM

What cart….... I’m lookin at that nice ole Ford truck wit dat big-ass motor and such….......... it is a nice cart. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 02:03 AM

Ford a la carte, Sweet…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 02:08 AM

Yeah, I like the multi direction drawers too. Looks good Jeff, you are the shop project master! Thanks for the truck pics too.

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 03:16 AM

I noticed that you properly posted about your wooden cart, prior to showing the beefy truck. Good, as this IS a woodworking sight, but…..

Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse(power)???

BTW: Nice cart, love the two tone, err I mean two directional drawers!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 03:30 AM

Hey – appreciate all the comments! To be honest, this post was all about showing off my brothers truck…..it is an incredible rig. He approaches the trucks just like I approach the wood working…..a great diversion in an otherwise mad world…...he is really getting good at his craft and has turned out some great stuff. But this IS a woodworking site…..

Some funny comments there…..very clever all…...keep it up!

Always like the Batman comments!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 03:31 AM

Great cart! Love the way the drawers open on either side. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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whitewulf

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 03:55 AM

Wonder if it will pass smog here in ca.?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 03:59 AM

very nice

both of you are talented

sweet work guys

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JL7

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 04:12 AM

Thanks Ken – I like the dual sided drawers also – and I should give the proper credit – I found the idea on this site.. He has ALOT of content here but some good stuff – and he has a youtube channel…..not sure of the address right now – but he shows the workbench design with these drawers and he can walk up them like steps to the top of his bench.

whitewulf – uh….no.

David – thanks…...it seems to me that you have some old Ford trucks….yes?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#15 posted 07-07-2012 05:57 AM

I really like the cart and the pull out drawers. good job on the wood project.

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