|Project by Jim Bertelson||posted 03-29-2013 09:17 PM||3134 views||18 times favorited||37 comments|
This Cutoff Cart fits my work style. It has a convenient home under the TS extension, and next to the RAS. As you can see, each module can be picked up and brought to a comfortable height for choosing a piece of wood or culling them. Each module has a rod handle at the front so that when you pick up the module it rotates soas to keep the wood from falling. Each shelf is slanted ten degrees to the back, again to keep the wood in place. Only the very bottom shelf is permanent, a structural member. There are three other shelf slots for removable adjustable shelves. The permanent center section is for taller pieces.
In summary, mobile for storage, compartments for sorting, and modular for transport and culling.
Reclaimed lumber including wafer board, plywood, 2×4’s, pine and/or hemlock, swiveling casters, rubber bumpers.
Base is a torsion box using reclaimed wafer board, 2×4’s, and reclaimed plywood in the center section. Plywood is edged with 1/8” strips of pine or hemlock. Glue and nails throughout for fasteners, except for the wheels and the bumpers
I like to finish shop projects so they don’t get to look so dirty. I like to use them better that way as well. Watco is all I use for shop projects because it doesn’t crack with abuse, and can easily be refinished at a later date. Medium Walnut seems to hide filler and defects the best, so I have gone to using that color most of the time.
I blogged about this item 11 days ago with all the details of construction,
This project posting will reach more people who are looking for ideas for cutoffs.
Thanks for viewing.
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska