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The American Craftsman WorkShop #24: Mobile Parts Cart

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-21-2010 09:59 PM 2736 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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During the construction of a project there is often a need for organizing and storing parts. This is obvously a temporary need because as the work progresses, you construct parts and then assemble them.

I like to use a 4’ scaffold as a mobile cart to store and organize the parts that I have made.

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I bought my scaffold for $99 although I have noticed that the price has risen on them over the last couple of years. It comes with steel platform shelves to stand on and I used plywood to make more shelves. If it is not in use and I need more room, the shelves are removed so it can be folded and put in the storage room.

There are some nice storage carts on the market but I can still use this on a remodeling job as a scaffold. So it serves a dual purpose as it works well in the shop and in the field.

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-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



15 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 10:18 PM

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 11:01 PM

Great use of your scaffolding. But the way my luck is it would be on a job site at the same time I need it in the shop.
I have a couple of Rubermaid Carts in the shop they only have the two shelves, but seem to do the job fairly well.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 12:46 AM

Good idea, Todd.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 04:32 AM

Looking good Todd.

Everything looks so nice and neat.

Lee

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 06:09 AM

that is A great idea…in my shop I am not sure the cart would work because it is so small…but the concept of one place, like a rack or shelf for the parts not being used in a given point but is out of the way of the main work space is a good idea…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 06:24 AM

Good thinking Todd

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 01:59 PM

Very handy!!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 02:08 PM

Smart and useful Todd, did you find what you and I were talking about?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 02-23-2010 10:06 AM

Looks good, Todd.

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#10 posted 02-23-2010 06:52 PM

Todd great job, but I see that your plywood is bending some will that make your boards bend too?

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#11 posted 02-23-2010 08:59 PM

Gman- The boards are suspended on two points and they span those two point on their own. They are short and they will not be laying there for very long so I am not concerned.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 04:31 PM

Todd, can you email me at mariusstpierre@hotmail.com

regarding the chatroom i dedicated to LJ it would be nice if there would be a community of people there i think on the Lumber Jocks page if there was a link
something like a clickable link
in the main body of the page…..... like a TAB

HOME – PROJECTS – BLOGS – CHATROOM
the link to the chatroom is

http://www.buzzen.net/chatui.aspx?rm=lumber%20jocks

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#13 posted 02-26-2010 08:40 PM

Good tip Todd, thanks.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 02-27-2010 02:45 AM

can we get a shot of your vacuum system… the one behind the NICE cart :D
is it a ‘through blower’ and into bag type? or vacuum??

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#15 posted 03-14-2010 08:12 PM

Great idea Todd.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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