Cart/Cabinet for Ridgid Oscilating Sander

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Project by Kevin_S posted 11-26-2012 04:50 AM 2706 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another of my recent shop improvement projects. When I first got the sander, and for a while afterward, it was “mounted” on the cardboard box it came in. That wasn’t working well, so I built this mobile base / cart / storage cabinet for it. It also holds all my sanding related stuff; my belt sander, RO sander, sanding belts, paper, etc.
It’s almost completely made out of scraps. I bought the two fixed casters and the door knobs. The wood is leftover plywood and some fir scraps for the legs, side handle, and door frames. Hinges are from my old kitchen cabinet doors that I replaced. Even the paint is scavenged from my collection of odds and ends.
The sander is bolted to the cart and with the fixed casters and two fixed legs it’s quite stable. To move it, I lift it up by the handle on the one side, and wheel it around the shop like a wheelbarrow. I made it several inches wider than the sander so I would have a small amount of surface to put parts and pieces.

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 04:22 PM

That is a very good use of scraps. I have my sander sitting under my drill press as that is the only space for it. I would like to build one out of scraps also. Good job!!


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 07:02 PM

I got one of those sanders and maybe have to do something similar. Thanks for the post

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 03:31 AM

Good job. Thanks for sharing.

Gee…. now I am probably the only one who has their sander sitting on top of the cardboard box it came in.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 04:38 AM

I recently purchased this sander and I’m going to do the same thing. Can you share the dimensions?

-- Patrick, Tonawanda, NY

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 04:48 AM

Dimensions would be helpful. It is MUCH easier to steal/copy an idea, when the plans are provided!!!

Nice use of materials on hand, as there is NO such thing as scraps!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 04:39 AM

Thanks for the comments.

The outside dimensions for the box are 28” wide x 19 3/4” deep x 19 1/2” high. I put it on casters that are 3 3/4”, so that puts the top of the box at 23 1/4” above the floor and the sander deck at 36 1/2” above the floor. That is the same as my table saw height. Seemed like a good working height so I copied it for the sander.

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