Plans for a lumber cart and tool cart?

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Forum topic by TomTinkerSum posted 12-03-2007 05:06 AM 11508 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2007 05:06 AM

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Fellow woodworkers, Does anyone have a great plan for rolling lumber cart that can hold a couple full sheets, planks, etc… I have one from some woodworking magazine centerfold sponsored by JET from a couple years ago. There’s many pieces w/o many measurements or a clear layout. I’m also wondering if someone has any plans or where to get them for a rooling tool storage cart. One idea I saw in a picture was of 4 full sheet pegboards with 2×4 frames and casters on the bottom of each panel. All four were hinged at one common vertical side and opened like a book. I need moveable items to maximize working space and probability of having to move again in a couple years due to military service. I’d really apprieciate anyones help on the lumber cart or the tool storage ideas. I asked on the saw opinion for $800-$1500 range. I appreciated the follow-up from many of you. I’m setting up the shop and getting it wired for 110/220V so I can grow as I want. I’ll probably go with one of the recommended cabinet saws. Any recommendations on good dust collector to put in outside cabinet behind the garage or how to go about figuring out my needs for volume?

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 05:30 AM

There are a lot of plans for rolling lumber carts. You might check out dadoo's lumber storage.

There was a decent looking rolling shop cart in Wood November ‘05. They might have plans for it on their website.

If you put your dust collector outside the shop, be sure to route the filtered air back into the shop, otherwise it steals your heat in the winter, cool air in the summer, and can even create dangerous situations like sucking your furnace exhaust back into the shop.

I bet the others will have some more good ideas!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 12-03-2007 06:39 AM

Peter is right about the negative pressure drawing furnace exhaust back into the shop. If you are looking at a cyclone system most of the major brands offer design and sizing assistance.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 12-03-2007 02:19 PM

Just saw a good one(rolling cart for sheet goods) in the FWW tools issue for 2002-03. It has a flip up to place the sheet on your table. I might make a small one to compliment my Ezee-Feed.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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