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Forum topic by Esko Lehtovaara posted 342 days ago 2077 views 2 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Esko Lehtovaara

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342 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question humor modern traditional

I’ve planned to make a shop in a truck and I really think that this topic deserves to be under “sweating for Bucks…” lol
I tryed to search lj but didn’t find anything matching.
I thought that the tiny Delta ts would be in the back of my truck so that I can operate it so that I stand just behind the truck. How would you plan the rest? How thin/thick plywood would you use for the storage/shelf. Have you some advise how to make an out rolling table so that the other end stays in the truck. It would have to be aluminium, I think, because our lovely climate, +87—24F… is so lovely.
The box is 13’1”x6’9”x5’2”. It has double door in the back and one on each side in the front. The main thing would be on site window restoring (Our windows are different. We don’t use glue to put the frame together. It is done with 3 or 5 finger joint and wood nails.) so a 2’x6’5” table with some sort of an router jig on top of it will be the main thing. Propably I will have two tables there.
Do you have any qlue of a truck tent that could give shelter to the Bucks sweating restorer?

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi


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#1 posted 342 days ago

FWW did an article decades ago about someone who set up shop in a schoolbus. I thought they also did something about a cargo trailer full of tools. You might track that down.
And the US Army has been selling off their rolling workshops – your basic military shelter on the back of a deuce and a half stuffed with lathes, mills, welders and other cool tools. Might be some ideas there if the wife doesn’t mind a few tons of camoflauge parked next to the Prius every night…

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 342 days ago

Wood magazine I believe did a story on small shops and one of them was in the back of a step van.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#3 posted 342 days ago

I’m keeping up with this thread. My next shop will be in a trailer.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#4 posted 342 days ago

The one I thought was FWW wasn’t. It was Fine Homebuilding #8 from 1982. Your library might be able to get a copy for you.

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#5 posted 342 days ago

Esko, there is a video on Youtube exactly what you are looking. Ron Paulk’s Mobile Wood Shop is the title.

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#6 posted 342 days ago

I predict this will be a good, long thread.

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#7 posted 341 days ago

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iuhDERZbBeY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiuhDERZbBeY

Red, it will short and sweet once he ganders the above…

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#8 posted 341 days ago

Good video, I can set up my trailer like that.

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 341 days ago

”Esko, there is a video on Youtube exactly what you are looking. Ron Paulk’s Mobile Wood Shop is the title.”

Yep, DKV beat me to it. That fellow has a lot of good ideas.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Esko Lehtovaara

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#10 posted 341 days ago

I am afraid it could be so that I would have to drive the prius and she would take the oshkosh…

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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#11 posted 341 days ago

I had forgot Ron! I saw it years ago. Thank’s mait for bringing it up! We have so wierd regulations that I have to see what the law says about Ron’s truck in Finland. That would be wee heavy.

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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#12 posted 340 days ago

@esko…remember Ron is a home builder so he is geared for all sorts of carpentry. You could scale back a tad and still have a really good mobile work station.

Pay close attention to his portable work table. Easy and quick to set up or take down. He has videos for building the able also.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Esko Lehtovaara

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#13 posted 320 days ago

Hello guys!
Couldn’t yet find the article in wood Magazine and it really would be good service if my library here in Pöytyä could digg up that FHB #8 1982… But I found really good looking trailers
https://www.google.fi/search?q=tool+trailer&client=safari&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=TU8wUpTBFMqL4ATd74HABg&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=672#
with google picture search (You know how unfair it is, you can get a trailer for 5000$ for the same trailer I have to pay four times more! ) and some vans too. Take a look at this one
http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/06/11/benefits-of-a-work-van/
But this handy equipment blew my mind
http://youtu.be/P5orWkdXBM4
Here the manufacturer
http://www.slide-master.com/products/166-bedslide
Havn’t had any extra time the last 4weeks to consentrate on this thing. These I found yesterday.
Yes and Mr. Paulk is amazing. Really something to watch and think.

It would be perfect to have a place for all of my tools in the truck. Basicly I do same things as Paulk, but old houses are my speciality. i understand them and know what they need. from bottom till chimney top. You have many names to the professional workers who repair or fix the house and its good but as a Finn it’s hard to get knowing all the terms, lol.

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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waho6o9

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#14 posted 320 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/80953

The above link is great for an onsite work bench. I think he sells his
plan for the workbench.

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Esko Lehtovaara

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#15 posted 320 days ago

Thank’s waho! Great link!! I watch’d his own web-pages and all he’d planed/made. Yes and he sells them 7€/$ each. I didn’t catch were he is from. I have had something similar in mind, rolling work benche but as he expresed it takes lots of time to plan such things and for the moment I don’t have the spare time and that’s why I’m interested how somebody else have done it.

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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