Tool Cart/Trash can

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Project by woody57 posted 01-16-2013 12:34 AM 2047 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One day I was working in the shop wishing I had a tool cart. I thought about making one. Then i thought hey I’ve got this trash can on wheels I’ll just throw a piece of plywood on top and use that as a tool cart. Of course it’s a real problem if you need to throw some trash in the can. After removing the board several times I figured there has to be a better. This is what I came up with. A raised platform that sits on top of the can. I can put trash in the can without removing anything and I can use the top for a tool cart. So far it is working out great.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 12:36 AM

Just be careful you don’t get pissed off with the tool at hand…. neat idea though… :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 12:53 AM

great idea,multi-purpose!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 01:01 AM

Great practical idea.

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 01:32 AM

Good idea…I have the same garbage can on wheels and always put a board on top of it to use for spraying the boxes I make…works like a lazy susan so I do not have to walk around to spray but I do find myself lifting up the board to pitch stuff in the can. I lke your idea for rolling around tools also…just as long as it does not get top heavy.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 01:45 AM

With my dexterity and agility, my work would be on the floor in no time! :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 02:07 AM

Very creative.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 03:24 AM

Pretty crafty, I might make one.

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 12:08 PM

Way to take a simple idea and create an awesome portable bench. My shop floor isnt level enough for anything on wheels, but I love this design. Very nice work. Also thinking, if it became top heave just throw a bag of sand under your bag in the can.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 01:44 PM

Excellent idea! Well done!


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#10 posted 01-16-2013 02:58 PM

Consider my forehead slapped! (As in “why didn’t I think of that?”) Now I can bring my favorite trash can back into the shop from exile, as well as converting my others to this configuration to save real estate in the shop. An added benefit that I see is that it should prevent accidental trashing. Thanks!!

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 03:00 PM

Boy, now That’s thinking! Great idea.


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#12 posted 01-16-2013 05:05 PM

That’s funny because I am always stacking workpieces on the rolling garbage can.
It kind of interferes with those three point shots from across the shop with scraps.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#13 posted 01-16-2013 05:15 PM

Some very handy shop idea’s being posted today and here’s another.

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 01-16-2013 05:59 PM

I tried turning the garbage can lid upside down to use as a tool cart which did not sit stable. Of course, I dumped the tools into the can when the lid slipped. I like your idea!

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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#15 posted 01-16-2013 09:37 PM


-- Alex, Los Angeles

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