Sander and Air Compressor Cart

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Project by doncutlip posted 10-02-2011 09:49 PM 3985 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two tools I don’t use that often are my sanding station and pancake air compressor. I built a cart to hold them both. I put the sander facing the side opposite the opening for the compressor hoping to keep the dust off it. There is also a full extension drawer for parts (forgot to put my air nailer in there).

The carcass is mostly pocket hole screw joints. I offset the joints a bit where pieces meet at 90 degress, to give the screws a bit more bite and protect the corners. I put a border on the top (which was supposed to be MDF but I cut the only piece I had left a little too small) using biscuit joints. I didn’t mitre the corners, again for strength and perhaps with this thing on wheels it might bump into things.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 02:54 AM

Looks good! Will do one of those for myself – thanks for the idea!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 08:29 AM

Nice thinking. portable Storage. Well executed. Thank you for sharing!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 08:56 AM

Very nice indeed. That drawer is really roomy. Good job.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 10-03-2011 04:16 PM

Nice job. What are the dimensions of the opening for the air compressor? I have the same one and I am getting ready to put together a Drill Press cart with a bottom shelf for a compressor and nailers.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Allan, Baltimore MD

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#5 posted 10-04-2011 12:05 AM

Allan, the opening is 20 wide by 18 high. I have a face frame on it so inside it’s 22 by 20. Still haven’t worked out what to do when I have to bleed the moisture; either put a small tray under there or drill a hole in the bottom.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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