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So, it's been a long time since I actually had the time to finish anything….
I've come down with Bell's Palsy (half of my face is paralyzed) the last few weeks and it has slowed me down enough to finish a project.
In order to do any of the things I want to, I had to start storing things correctly, so I built this Storage Rack on wheels from a shop notes magazine.

It's nice to finish something but I wish I had slowed down for a better reason.

Mike

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Mike,
Looks great! Get well soon!
 

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I really like this one, Mike. Great to have it on wheels, has cut-offs as sell as panel storage, all the inside of the A-frame for more stuff… Very cool.
 

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Sorry to hear about your illness. Don't know anything about it, but I hope it doesn't keep you down. I also have the same plans for this lumber cart and have been wanting to build it. Great job on it. Should be nice to have more organization.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about your Bell's Palsy, my father had it also. In time, you could barely tell he had it. Mostly a slight droop to the corner of his mouth was the only sign. I hope yours improves quickly - don't let it get you down!

The storage rack is fantastic, just the kind of thing I'm starting to need, and that design would fit into my tiny room up against a wall.
 

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Wow! Well Done!
I've been looking at this design and you nailed it.
Keep on Keepin' On!
 

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I just finished one like it. I made the base a little wider on the side where sheet goods store. I like mine. There is also a plane for this that has a panel cutter that goes over the sheet goods side. Might look that up if you want one. Good job one yours!
 

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I hope you feel better.

I built a similar rack, but I found it too large for my 1/2 of a 2 car garage. It looks like you've got more space. I'm convinced that if I had more space, it would have been a real workhorse in the shop. I hope you've got good wheels on there. It can be a real bear to move when it is full. I estimate mine reached almost 1,500 pounds at one point.
 

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Great job on the cart. Like HokieMojo I have about 1//2 of a 2-car garage or less so I built my lumber cart about half the size of the original plan.



I hope you get better soon.
 

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Wow! My first blush thought was that this is the swiss army knife of lumber storage racks! Very well thought out! I only wish I had the room for this in my set up!

Don't let that illness slow you down!

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go" -William Feather

Best of luck!
 

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Hope you'r doing better. I built that one and you won't believe how fast it gets filled up.
 

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Hi Mike !

That is a fantastic unit !!

You have triggered a thought in my head as I visualise about 20 unfinished projects in my shed !

Guilty Your Honour !!! LoL

Through Adversity You Triumphed !!
Through this site you inspire !
stay positive mate !
Because Positive Inspiration is being sent back your way .
To Visualise "YOU" out of the Mire !!

Project 21 starts tommorow !!! LoL

All the Best
Anthony
 

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Cool plus
 

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Hey Mike, your project looks great. I will be using your info to make myself one in the near future. I also had suffered from Bell's Palsy sometime back. I know how you feel right now, it is not a pleasant feeling. It does go away in time, (it took me three months before I started noticing any change and getting any feeling back in my face) but if you need any personal info don't hesitate to ask. I hope you did go to the doctors and he gave you some medication for it.
 

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looks good.

Sorry to hear about the Bell's Palsy. My wife had it last fall, and it was pretty upsetting at the time. Fortunately, she's back to 100% now. I hope you get back to normal soon, as well.
 

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wow looks very cool
 

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Mike, I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with Bell's Palsy. I dont know anything about it, but if it is curable, I hope you are well soon or by now, completely better. If not, I imagine it is interesting to learn to do things a little different.

My wife has Spina Bifida, and when we got married 4 years ago, I found I learned a lot about it and how to help her. She is lucky to walk and gets around pretty good, but there are days she has some trouble. Mostly when she over-does it. I am also dealing with torn meniscus in both my knees, so it is really slow for me to do anything also.

I really like your project, it sure seems like something that I want to make someday - it will be really nice to get things organized more, and I am sure you are feeling that benefit already.

Take care, and I hope things are or did get better for you. ...mike…
 

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Hi Michael,

Thank you for the concern.
Over time, with enormous doses of drugs, I got better.
It did shake me up quite a bit and at this point, almost a year later, I am unemployed, but not yet willing to run back to the high stress jobs. So I'm being a little picky and waiting for the right thing to come along. (maybe a rep for dewalt or Makita would be nice ).

This winter I have had a lot of time on my hands and if I could retire now I would. The shop is really coming together. On the other hand I have developed a love of handtools too. Just bought Paul Sellars book and DVD and am having a great time with handplanes and chisels.

Tell your wife to take it easy and only do what she can and don't sweat it.

Cheers,

Mike
 
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