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Project by AJswoodshop posted 09-13-2012 08:03 PM 2044 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This rolling cart is a great project for the shop. It’s made out four by fours, and 3/4’’ plywood for the top and bottom. And I also added a shelf made out of 3/4 pine, for more storage. I have my miter saw mounted to the cart, but it’s great for a benchtop sander, or if you just need another workbench. On the shelf I have a porter cable dovetail jig, and on the bottom shelf I have my air compressor. I also put locking casters on the bottom, so I can roll it wherever I need it. Make sure you use locking casters, you do not want it to move when your cutting a board, that could be dangerous. It’s a great project, you can build it in a few hours.

Thanks for reading,
AJ





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canadianchips

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 10:09 PM

Some good organization. You are on the right path !
As I mentioned earlier ”WHEELS” are your friend !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 10:12 PM

Got to have wheels! I know I need them! Nice little Cart AJ. I get my wheels at Harbor Fright. They have some good wheels cheap!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 10:20 PM

great job.thats one of my next projects a roll around cart for my planer.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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CueballRosendaul

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 11:34 PM

Hey, how good are you with that dovetail jig? Like it? Probably a 4212? I almost bought one the other day, and one of the guys at the woodworkers guild is giving an instructional demonstration at a meeting next week. I’ll probably have one very soon. Perhaps you should do a review. Oh, nice cart by the way!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 12:04 AM

Now that’s a handy cart!! Nice going, AJ…...............Jim

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

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AJswoodshop

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 12:23 AM

Thanks Jim, I wish I had a miter saw station to support longer boards. But this works for me, I might to a review on my dovetail jig. And yes, it is a 4212 PC. I’m pretty good at it, it takes a lot of testing on scrap boards to get the joints to fit thou.

Thanks for the comments,
AJ

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 02:45 AM

That’s great work AJ!
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 04:46 PM

Thanks Mr. Frog!

AJ

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 06:42 PM

AJ, nice cart to get organized. now you can work on two arms on the side of the cart that can fold up, to give you a longer surface to cut work on. this would fold flat to the side out of the way.

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