Hand Tool Cart with Scary Sharp sharpening station

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Project by xcuse4tools2 posted 07-04-2020 08:48 PM 766 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I never have enough horizontal open space in my shop. Tools, wood, glue, screws, notebooks, etc.. cover all open surfaces (it seems) when working on a project. This project was built to house hand tools (chisels, marking tools, fret saw, handsaws, mallets, sharpening equipment). As part of the design, I wanted it to also provide some additional horizontal workspace and be mobile. Part of the design includes a top that is at the same height as my workbench so if it is not in use, it is an extension of the workbench. The top slides over to allow access to granite tool plate used for sharpening chisels/plane blades. When not in use, the cover protects the paper from collecting saw dust which would have to be cleaned prior to use. There are multiple drawers. These use wood slides just to limit cost. The doors and drawer sides are beech. The cart is birch ply. The top is baltic birch. Finish is wipe on poly. The rollers on this cart can be adjusted to engage a leveling pad if you want to make sure it doesn’t move during use. They are a bit of overkill for this cabinet since it doesn’t weigh that much but these would be excellent for heavier equipment such as a lathe.

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#1 posted 07-04-2020 09:50 PM

Unique design and beautiful doors.

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#2 posted 07-04-2020 10:44 PM

I like it! Nice, clean work!

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#3 posted 07-05-2020 02:08 AM

Clever idea making the sliding top to keep sharpening surfaces clean.

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 04:12 AM

Nicely done!

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#5 posted 07-05-2020 03:07 PM

Very nice, I just wish there was some floor space in my shop:)

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#6 posted 07-05-2020 06:11 PM

smart design and nice work

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