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Project by glen posted 02-19-2013 04:19 AM 2276 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, my pop was in town visiting and since he’s the one who got me interested in woodworking from a young age, I thought it’d be appropriate for us to tackle a project. So, we built this lumber cart.

I modeled it after Steve’s cart (WWMM), knowing that I don’t have room to store 8ft sheets of lumber. I also have a lot of small blanks and cutoffs that I don’t have place to store elsewhere, so we replaced one of the bins with a small shelving system. It works really well and my shop, tiny as it is, is so much cleaner and more organized with this cart.

Thanks for the inspiration, Steve, and thanks for the help and guidance, dad!





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Timthemailman

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 05:09 AM

I saw the episode on WWMM and also liked the idea of a half size lumber cart. Must have been fun working with your Pops, like old times again. Should have taken a photo of you and your Dad next to the finished lumber cart. Thanks for the post.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 03:16 PM

Very useful cart. I built a similar one three carts ago!!

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

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Matt Przybylski

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 03:30 PM

The shelf for small cut offs is a great idea, I think I’ll incorporate that into my build as well. Nicely done.

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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Rusty

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 05:19 PM

Very nice.. I also will be build one like this but I want to make mine with the option of a panel cutting jig… That way I can cut my plywood down and also store the rest…

-- Never do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the Paramedics...

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glen

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 10:26 PM

@Tim – good idea. I’ve put up a picture of my pop and I by the cart.

@Rusty – that’d be a great addition. Probably would work best on an 8ft cart – I’ve seen a few plans for those, and would certainly be handy.

Thanks for the look and comments everyone!

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 07:33 AM

Great job and how fun hanging with pops. Awesome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 05:22 PM

Great idea, very functional and practical project. Like the quality time spent with Pop. Way to go!

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 10:38 PM

great cart ,very handy to have the storage.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Joe

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 12:21 PM

Great looking storage cart. Will have to build something like this. Always interested in “small shop” projects. Thanks for posting.

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 01:46 PM

Nice functional project and I bet the both of you had a real good time together.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Warren1971

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#11 posted 02-24-2013 09:03 PM

Good idea for with the shelves i was thinking something like that when i was fillling mine with woo

-- Cheers Warren - www.onewood.com.au Microjig and Grr-Ripper Distributor for Australia

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