Factory Cart Set

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Project by LyallAndSons posted 03-11-2014 06:59 AM 1700 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The customer bought the wheels from Ebay, shipped them to our shop, and we took it from there. I ran them thru our sandblaster, sprayed 3 coats of epoxy primer, then about 5 coats automotive enamel.

We milled Poplar and made the table set all from the same lumber to get a good match. An original factory cart is a little low to use as a coffee table so we make our sides a little wider bringing the tables closer to standard sizes

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 08:11 AM

I love that, What a great re-use of the casters…. They sure don’t make them like that anymore.

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

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 11:16 AM

No they don’t Ken. I researched the wheels to a woodworking company from around 1910. Most of the sets we’ve found had almost no usable wood left so it works out that we re-build from the wheels up.

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 11:24 AM

Wow, that turned out great. awesome job

-- steve, simple and effective

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David Bareford

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 12:54 PM

I love how you brought out the stamped writing on the wheels. Did you hit that with a highlight color after the coats of black, or is the the primer that you later sanded down to reveal?

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 01:20 PM

Everything about it looks Great

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 03:09 PM

Looks clean! the ones on my company’s shop floor are covered in lumber and don’t look like this anymore!
Nice job!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 04:43 PM

I’m in love with this table. Nothing beats industrial hardware!

-- CassieT

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 07:48 PM

David, That’s all hand painted in a contrasting color of enamel. I handpaint each and every letter. It takes a lot of extra time but the “pop” is worth it. Thanks All!

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 04:19 AM

Nice job again with the cart. A local woodworking manufacturer went out of business. Large place, employed 3-400 people. They had a couple hundred shop carts at the auction. Guys were in from the East Coast buying them all for future tables. I did get 2. Gave one to a buddy and kept the other. I might fix it up after looking at your job.

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 10:30 AM

I have always like this look. I have yet to find wheels and hardware to make one YET.
Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 03-15-2014 02:51 AM

That’s pretty awesome, Shane. I love how you brought that hardware back to life. Keep making awesome happen!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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