My First Flip Cart

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Project by TimHopson posted 02-25-2019 07:58 PM 3377 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I saw a bunch of flip top carts and wanted to try one. I found (and purchased) the plans for this cart here
The plans cost me $5 and included step by step instructions and a cut list…a good deal, IMO.
I used a forstner bit and recessed neodymium magnets to hold the power strip access cover in place but recessed them a bit too much. Turns out that stacking a few small washers in with the magnets solved the problem just fine :)
My only complaint is the casters that I used; they are rated for roughly triple the weight of the table but they don’t pivot worth a darn. Idk if that will cause me to replace them or just cuss more…probably both.
Once again, I got these plans online at Fisher’s Shop. I mention it again bc I am only at the ‘assembly’ stage of wood working so, without plans like these, I wouldn’t be able to make stuff like this.
All in all a great project and it also marks my first project that came out (functionally) perfect…that is to say that, while there are blemishes and small mistakes, the thing does what it’s supposed to do and it does it HOW it’s supposed to do it. I call that a win!
These plans use a full sheet of 3/4”, a quarter sheet of 1/2”, and about 8’ of 2X4”

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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#1 posted 02-25-2019 08:11 PM

Very nice. Are you going to paint or finish the wood? Where did you get your casters?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 02-25-2019 08:24 PM

Thanks, Wayne. The casters are from HD – the Everbilt 3” swivel caster, rated 175lbs….I have my suspicions about that.
As for a finish, I think I will paint the cart white, hopefully it will look nice.

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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#3 posted 02-25-2019 11:39 PM

Good work. The paint is a good idea. I paint all my shop furniture and it gives a cohesive appearance for a better work environment.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-26-2019 04:07 AM

I have made a couple of these, but very much like the way the stops are done on yours, also the running of electrical. Am a fan of earth magnets as well as industrial velcro. Both better than duct tape. Good job I love picking up new ideas such as this.

-- Ed, Dawson Creek “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”

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#5 posted 02-26-2019 01:55 PM

Great job! I recently stumbled across Fisher’s Shop youtube channel and love it! I downloaded these plans last week as well, and my cart is almost complete. I like that his plans are cheap and very clear to understand. He is very organized and easy to watch.

Nice job on the cart! Im glad it was a success for you! Thanks for sharing.

-- Tony S. Arru, Connecticut

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#6 posted 02-26-2019 06:37 PM

Great job on this stand and well thought out .
Here is a post that may interest you to add to your spindle sander .

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 02-28-2019 11:55 AM

I really like this…

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#8 posted 02-28-2019 06:01 PM

Kiefer, Thanks for the kind words. I agree, the stand was very well thought but I want to remind everyone that the idea was purely from Fisher's Shop (and the plans were very comprehensive as well, complete with cut list and illustrations). I saw your video on the pattern guide for your spindle sander…great idea!

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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#9 posted 02-28-2019 06:02 PM

Thanks, Dannmark…that staircase of your is incredible!

I really like this…

- dannmarks

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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