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Project by HokieKen posted 07-09-2018 03:05 PM 2555 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had wood laying everywhere in my shop. It finally got to the point of being just downright ridiculous so I decided to dedicate a couple of days to cleaning up and organizing my storage.

I have seen many versions of the WWMM cart over the past few years. So I downloaded the free plans and, with a few modifications, made myself one. The cart is very well designed for my needs as-is so the only real modifications I made were to use 2×4s to make the subframe instead of the plywood called for in the plans. Then I had some old metal bins that I picked up for free that come out of an old work van. So they were mounted on top for shorts.

Thanks for looking! Questions and comments always welcomed.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!





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EarlS

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#1 posted 07-09-2018 03:24 PM

I need something like this so I don’t have to keep crawling under my work bench and pulling out all of the miscellaneous scrap pieces of wood until I find what I’m looking for. It’s not going to win any beauty contests but it could qualify as “ugly functional”. What were the metal bin/dividers originally? Metal dividers like that would save some build time and they are a lot more durable than buying cheapo plastic bins

You should enter that in the local soapbox derby.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Rich

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#2 posted 07-09-2018 03:36 PM

I like those small parts bins at the top. That makes so much sense.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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HokieKen

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#3 posted 07-09-2018 03:47 PM

Thanks guys!

Earl, I couldn’t find anything in a quick search for bins exactly like those. They are hardware bins that came out of a storage system used in a plumbers/electricians/contractors work van.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Rich

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#4 posted 07-09-2018 05:17 PM


Thanks guys!

Earl, I couldn t find anything in a quick search for bins exactly like those. They are hardware bins that came out of a storage system used in a plumbers/electricians/contractors work van.

- HokieKen

Those guys are sure gonna be mad when they find the bins gone.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 07-09-2018 05:37 PM

nice wood cart ….but would rather have the stang LOL ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Woodknack

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#6 posted 07-09-2018 06:30 PM

That’s a handy cart Kenny but what is that freaky thing growing out of your tree? Looks like a person got trapped in the amber.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-09-2018 06:44 PM

Hah!, looks like the same thing that would happen to me. Build the darn thing and 5 minutes later it’s jammed full 8^)

Nice functionality, I agree the bins at the top are a nice touch, great way to use (ahem) “surplus” items…..

Your neighborhood sure is nice and green!

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 07-09-2018 07:02 PM

Thanks fellows.

Tony – you can have the ‘Stang. It’s my wife’s “fun” car and I hate it. Way too small to suit me and my ass falls asleep anytime I drive it for more than an hour. It is occasionally nice to drop the top and cruise the Parkway during the fall and peep the leaves though ;-)

Rick – That’s exactly what it is. It’s one of those “tree people”. A VT football player to be more precise:

Splintergroup – It is green now. Which means lots of bugs and constant mowing… Give me fall! ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Woodknack

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#9 posted 07-09-2018 07:30 PM

We had an old man face on one of our trees but the tree consumed it. Someone’s going to get a surprise when they cut it down someday.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 07-09-2018 08:48 PM

Looks like it should do the job quite nicely. I can see a second one if your future though, sized for turning blanks!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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duckmilk

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#11 posted 07-09-2018 09:20 PM

Nicely done Kenny. I should build something for wood storage, but that would mean I have to organize my shop.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 07-10-2018 02:00 AM

Nice work, does it come with a motor or a trailer hitch at least?

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 07-10-2018 03:14 AM

Nice job on the cart Kenny. You know I like those bins on the top for little cutoffs.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Peteybadboy

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#14 posted 07-10-2018 11:00 AM

Nice, I did the same. I went a vertical. Congrats on the top 3

-- Petey

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 07-10-2018 11:29 AM

I like it. A cart full of wood, plus a tub of Cool Whip in case of a dessert emergency.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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