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Project by Milo posted 07-21-2012 07:47 PM 4068 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share my latest project, my rolling tool cart which I built using plans I got from Woodsmith Plans. Officially it’s the “Slant-Front Tool Cart”.

As with all magazine based plans, they want you to use cabinet grade wood, $50 casters, $25 accuglide drawer slides. Well, I didn’t. If I’d done that, I could have bought a HF tool box instead. As you can see, I used BC grade ply. I almost bought AC, but the BC sitting right next to it looked really good, so I saved the bucks and went with that. I also used more conventional drawer slides, saving money there, and went with knobs for my drawers instead of sash pulls.

All in all, I am pleased with the final product. I don’t know if it was me or the cutlist, but I ended up having to cut down some of my drawer height to make everything fit, particularly for the small top tool chest. I built the carcass and drawers first, so cutting the finished drawers down was really not that big a deal. I am still not sure were the error lay though, me or the plans. Probably me.

I thought the top tool chest was designed poorly. It was a PAIN to put together. I think a simpler box would have worked a lot better. If you consider making this, really look at the top tool chest plans carefully and consider doing it another way. Carcass and Drawer design was pretty straight forward though.

All in all I am pleased. I plan on loading this thing up with everything I need and getting rid of a lot of duplicates and substandard stuff I have.

Hope you enjoy,

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 08:11 PM

LOOKS COOL!

You can roll it right where you want it!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 08:44 PM

Milo, that is a great looking tool cart. I’m sure you’ll get years of use out of it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Milo

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 12:22 AM

Thanks guys. I hope to use it to really help me get organized. A wall mounted cabinet is in the plans, once I get settled down.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 01:52 AM

I’ve seen that plan. You certainly did it justice. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
Ken

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 03:23 AM

Nice tool chest. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 01:27 PM

Great work! Do you plan on finishing it? Paint, poly?

-Dave

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 06:37 PM

Excellent addition to your shop and most of all everything is easy to get to. Nice work….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Milo

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 06:55 PM

Dave,

Probably going to just coat it with mineral oil. It’s what I have on hand.

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 01:48 PM

Nice tool chest and great job. I don’t have room in my shop but there’s plenty of space in the kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 07-29-2012 01:50 PM

Nice work Milo

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#11 posted 07-29-2012 02:09 PM

That’s a nice piece of shop furniture for sure!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Milo

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#12 posted 07-30-2012 01:16 AM

Serge, I really hope to downsize based on this cart and a wall mount design I’ve seen. If it doesn’t fit in one of the two, it’s gone! I hope… ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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ChipOffTheOldBlock

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#13 posted 11-05-2013 04:21 AM

Very nice! I saw the Woodsmith Shop episode when they made this. Very cool and might be my design inspiration when I build myself a new cart.

-- "Excellence is a thousand things done just a little bit better"

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Milo

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#14 posted 11-08-2013 01:25 PM

Wish I’d watched that episode first. Maybe I wouldn’t have had so much trouble hanging the shelves! ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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