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Project by andrewscrolledcfafts posted 01-16-2013 10:49 AM 9918 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make small crafts mostly on the scroll saw. Recently I bough myself a table saw and a couple of plans to build a few items for my shop. This is my first ever non-craft item. (I like small crafts since I don’t need to worry about them being square or level) This holds my small air compressor, a brad nail gun, staple gun and accessories and amazingly its both square and level (if you knew me you’d know that doesn’t come easy to me); and it’s on wheels!
Of course I am a crafter, I couldn’t help myself, I had to add a little something to it so I burned an eagle’s profile into front that holds the cord.

My next attempt will be to build an out-feed cabinet with two flip top lids which will also hold my router table and planer.

I need opinions: should I paint this cart, stain it or leave it plain? When i make crafts I like the wood to pop so I only oil those projects; I’m not wasting oil on 3/4” plywood.

-- "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 12:01 PM

Good Job…you will love this. I built the same one. I added a pair of swivel casters to the front. Its a lot easier to push around now.

-- Bevy - NH

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 09:22 PM

It is beautiful as is. Great build and beautiful grain on wood.


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#3 posted 01-17-2013 03:32 AM

Nice job.
I would either seal it with shellac (the zinsser stuff in a can is fine) or leaving it plain will be fine too.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 03:44 AM

Good design,well done.

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 01:52 PM

I’m looking to make something similar. I like to paint my shop projects white that way it doesn’t suck up the light. I’ve found the brighter the shop the better. I painted one half of my work bench white and found I always worked on that end

-- Gary

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 04:33 PM

I downloaded this plan as well, just have not built it yet. Anyways, any feedback with regards to what you would have done different or added to improve it? I will be doing a lot of indoor work very soon (trim, architectural ceiling, etc) so this is going to come in VERY handy. Thanks for sharing, it looks great. I would stain it if it were mine. I love the grain on pine and I would not be able to resist using a dark stain to make it ‘POP’.

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 02:45 AM

i gotta make one of these

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 12-31-2018 02:29 PM

How do I download this project. I am new to this website and can’t seem to find the way to download. Any help would be appreciated. TIA

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