Shop stand

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Project by KimAccurso posted 09-06-2018 09:48 PM 1772 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one I made last winter modeled after Lockwatcher's shop cart. Very easy and sturdy design, BTW! The frame is just made from trimmed up studs, glued and screwed. The top and drawer fronts are Doug Fir left over from building our house. The top is pieces of tongue and groove. There was already some Sikkens on some of the drawer front material so I continued on with that finish so they would all match (the frame and drawer fronts have wipe on poly). The drawer pulls I made out of maple. The drawers just ride on wood slides and admittedly I wanted to get it in the shop and load it up therefore never put a finish on the ply sides :) So in these pictures you can see it is very dusty and one drawer has already been gouged, don’t know how I did that! I made this long before Grandpa gifted me his scroll saw and didn’t have another stand made for it (I will, one with proper height so my shoulders and arms don’t take such a beating) so this is where it sets and I can just roll the stand out so I can sit in front of the blade.

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Al Breit

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#1 posted 09-06-2018 10:38 PM

Nice job on that cart, I really like the contrasting woods

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#2 posted 09-06-2018 11:56 PM

Very well done.

I use an old candle and wax the runs for wood slides—works well Both the drawer part and the slide itself too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 09-07-2018 12:28 AM

Nice cart, and looks like it would be a decent tool stand height too. Using leftovers is always good too.

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-07-2018 12:56 AM

Very nice stand, Kim! You sure made all the material come together for a fine piece for your shop.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-07-2018 10:37 AM

Thanks Gentlemen! Good tip Ralbuck – I used Johnson’s paste wax but I think I have several old candles in the old Christmas decoration boxes – never get used so maybe I’ll grab them for the shop :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#6 posted 09-07-2018 07:37 PM

Nice work. Drawers are like clamps; you can never have too many…

-- Ron Stewart

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#7 posted 09-07-2018 11:53 PM

Kim , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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