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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 03-14-2014 10:03 PM 909 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MT_Stringer

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03-14-2014 10:03 PM

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I am thinking about making a mobile cart that I can use to assemble base cabinets on and move them around, or maybe just simply turn it around.

Cart might not be the right terminology. I have a Harbor Freight furniture dolly that I can use as the base. It is just four casters attached to four boards with a little carpet for protection.

It would be nice if I could raise it some by building a 12-15 inch box to make the working height a little higher off the floor.

Also, I would like to incorporate a couple of pipe clamps. That would be nice.

Any ideas or thoughts appreciated. Pictures speak volumes. I do some of my best work by looking at a picture.

Note: I don’t have much room to work so it would most likely be about 24×30 or thereabouts.

We are out of town visiting relatives…and I have some slack time to think about things (design stuff!)

Thanks.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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Roger

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 01:48 AM

Funny you posted this question Mike. I’ve been thinking of something similar to what your thinking. It crossed my mind to use an old motorcycle lift, (HF sells one very reasonable, even more so w/coupon). Most mc lifts will raise a motorcycle off the ground quite a bit. If you built a top of some sort, you could raise it up to a height that would be easier to assemble, finish, or whatever.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 05:56 PM

Thanks Roger. Still thinking about it. If I am going to build something, it needs to be ready for action in a few days.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 06:08 PM

I assemble cabinets on my work table and move them around with this, word great.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 06:09 PM

I assemble cabinets on my work table and move them around with this, word great.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 06:27 PM

I wish I had room to work like that. :-(
I bet that lift does work great.
Thanks.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 03-17-2014 05:54 PM

One of the guys in the guild I am in – uses a scissor lift, but built a wooden tabletop for it to clamp to and such.

His is a little bigger than this one – because it is not on wheels.

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