mobile carts for my garrop

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Hi jocks,

as many of us share the shop with the garage..(garrop as I like to call it) it makes sense to be mobile. Here is part of my solution.

thanks for looking


-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 04:24 PM

Looks like a great setup. good looking tools you have to work with too!
Your Jock name made me think of what fell at my house yesterday. The rain turned to snow and it stuck on the cars and grass!

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

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 04:31 PM

Marc, those are awesome. I was in my Garrop yesterday for hours trying to move things around just to make a path to walk. I have a radial arm saw that i thought I “had to have” and never use. love my miter saw. I have a one car shop and I’m going to try to come up with something like this. Do the boards just flip over so you can use the ones below?

Nice job. now that I have a little room to work, I might try to build some of these.


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Matt in Franklin

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 04:54 PM

That is some mobile craziness! You have all your power tools on the go.

What is your mechanism for flipping the top over?

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Steve Kreins

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 05:43 PM

Yours are a lot more efficient than the ones I just made. I’ll be adding shelves etc when I get a chance, but it sure helps when your man cave is only 100 sq ft. Nice job.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 07:03 PM

thank you folks for the nice words..

as for the mechanism, there is a 1/2 in pipe sandwiched between the two “tops”, and a couple of bolts in the sides to hold them in place.

on the chop saw cart, I have it set up to accommodate the other items. the small chop saw is set up for metal cutting. the wings expand and all three items plane in nicely.


-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 07:22 PM

Good job on the carts. I have one similar with a planer and oscillating sander. In a small shop (garage), everything has to be mobile, and I like that.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 08:20 PM

Nice, i need to do that in a bad way

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 08:26 PM

Great job!
I’m doing the same for my dw734 planer once I add the ridgid oss to the arsenal.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 11:05 PM

I have all of my power tool on wheeled bases for my “garrop” as well. They are not as nice as yours though! Perhaps I will make some nicer ones when I get finished with my woodworkers bench I am currently building. Great work snoman! I am assuming your wheels lock?

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 12:50 AM

Nice Garrop carts, now if the weather up here in Minnesota would get nice I could start on mine.

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 02:51 AM

That is an excellent setup and a great use of space. I have the same table saw and planer and both are great for the size.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 03:24 AM

I am always looking for a better way to keep tools available without putting them away. You did a nice job with these carts. Cool idea Snoman!!

-- Barksavage

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 03:33 AM

I noticed you are a toymaker! I love the P51.
I am a “Yavapai Toymaker”. We also make toys for kids in hospitals, Special ed, Foster Care and Native American missions. We are delivering 700 toys every month.
Thanks for you work!!

-- Barksavage

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 12:30 PM

Really good idea(s) for a garage workshop. I’m in the same boat. I’d like to see more pics of the miter saw stand…..if you wouldn’t mind posting. I’m in the middle of rethinking my garage workshop and need a portable base for my miter saw. Tired of always having to set up a table for it.

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 01:20 PM

These will make great mobile organizers for your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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