Wednesday Woodworking – more shop cart

I haven’t been in the workshop much this month.  I do have plenty of excuses though: We have house guests, it’s been hot, work’s been busy, and there’s this book editing I’ve been doing…

Still, I’ve made some progress on my shop cart. The top has been installed and I put on the dowels to hold the hose and extension cord.  Here are a couple of pictures:

Air hose and power cord now have a home.

Air hose and power cord now have a home.

Side by side with my table saw.  The cart is the same height and can be used as a out-feed/in feed/side feed for the table saw.

Side by side with my table saw. The cart is the same height and can be used as a out-feed/in feed/side feed for the table saw.

Someday this will house a set of drawers for my nailers and supplies.  Someday.

Someday this will house a set of drawers for my nailers and supplies. Someday.

You can see that the cart has already been put to use.  I am building a planter box for the back garden and this cart is coming in very handy for that project.  Planter pictures next week.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – more shop cart

  1. I have been looking at doing a project like this. I need a stand for my plainer and scroll saw. Have you seen the carts with a tool mounted to the top that flips to store the tool? I think it looks really cool, but do not know how it would work in practice. Thoughts?

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    • I’ve seen those. I think the top platform is mounted to a pipe through the center. A couple of latches hold the tool in place. Unlatch and you can flip the whole thing along the axis of the pipe. I have thought about making one with a planer on one side and a jointer on the other, but it’s likely a long time before I do that.

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  2. davidprosser says:

    It’s coming along great guns Andrew. Looking very professional. Hugs

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  3. Margie says:

    Looking great! My husband had a similar idea for his garage, and has been busy building work benches on casters. He makes them 4 ft long and then mounts things like his chop saw or drill press on them. When he wants to use that tool, he opens the garage door and wheels the bench outside so that all the sawdust and mess stays outside!

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    • I like that idea. Right now only two of mine can roll outside to the driveway. This new one and my table saw. Do you’re work on a breezy day and no mess at all.

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  4. dorannrule says:

    Such talent! I can’t wait to see the planter box! 🙂

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    Looks great! I wish my kids knew how to do things like this. Many schools don’t have shop classes anymore which is a shame because kids don’t learn carpentry skills. And my hubs never developed the skills either so he can’t pass them on. (And I certainly can’t either!) Kind of a shame.

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  6. Looks good, Andrew. Are the two 2bys a work in progress or a feature of this unit? I like the idea of using it as an outfeed table—a smart idea. Ω

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  7. I need a video tour of your shop. It looks busy and crowded with ideas. You seem to have wood pieces for every need.

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    • I like the way you said that, “busy and crowded with ideas.” Normally I think of it as, “a pile of junk and not enough time to deal with it.” 😉 I just might do a video tour sometime.

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  8. garym6059 says:

    Can’t wait to see the planter creation, looks like you have a knack for woodworking.

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  9. Jo says:

    Your shop cart is great. I’m really interested in the results of your planter project. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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  10. jfwknifton says:

    It’s looks as if you have been very busy. I am no woodworker, but the standard looks very high to my untutored eyes. I would think that something like this would make a lovely Christmas present for grandchildren. Kids really enjoy riding around in things like this. They bring their imagination into play!

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