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Project by Vicki posted 01-31-2010 08:25 AM 6758 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like nearly everyone else, my shop is too small. I have mobile bases on everything and move tools around as needed. I had been wanting to make some kind of cart for my AC. Then I got a BS and needed a cart for that as well. The light bulb went off and viola… cart for two tools. It’s not fancy. I just wanted to share the tip of using the underneath of one tool base for another tool. The planer next to is has a cabinet in it’s base of all my manual’s and plans, to try and keep them dust free.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 10:39 AM

Good way to make room for more tools:-)

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 05:44 PM

Well done….....I too am in need of such an item and… currently high on my to do list.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 06:30 PM

That came out well . Good Job.


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#4 posted 01-31-2010 07:16 PM

As simple as your good idea sounds I expect many of us never thought about it before. Now I’m trying to figure out what can sit under what. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 07:44 PM

Since I don’t have a dedicated shop area and have to use my carport, this would be great for me as I need to keep the carport open for my wife’s vehicle.
Yesterday on “Garage Mahal” on the DIY network, a workbench was designed to accomodate several power tools. The tools were mounted on the plywood cut out of the bench top. When the tools were not in use, they hung upside down and the bottom became the top of the work bench. When needed, they slid out, turned upright and slid back into the work bench on a different set of cleets. I was intrigued with the idea, but I don’t have room for that so your idea is outstanding and practical for me.

-- Steve, Fayetteville, Ga.

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 07:49 PM

Good job. I have been thinking about a mobile compressor and shop vac cart. Both now sit on my garage floor. It would be easier to use both on a cart like you made. Thanks for the idea.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 08:33 PM

Hey Guys,
Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Y’all made my day! Lumberjocks is one awesome group! I’m proud to be a member.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 01-31-2010 09:48 PM

Nice use of space! I too am trying to figure out how to fit too much, into too small of an area.

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 08:11 PM

LOL I did the same thing with my Miter Saw and my compressor cart. Good Job

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#10 posted 08-19-2010 05:13 AM

Nice cart.

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