After completed the workbench, I started to focus on a couple of projects in my mind that could make my life easier. Now it’s time to put my thought together.
I have a Porter Cable pancake air compressor that works great for the trim work as well as framing work. The drawback was, it’s heavy, and I don’t like to carry it going up & down stairs or even around the room when I am doing trim work. I would also like to tackle the air hose issue at the same time, without a reel, the hose just end up tangled and laying all over the place, and it’s a mess to clean up as well.
If I work in a small room, it doesn’t make sense to set up the multi functional workbench, so I would like to have something small but serve the purpose of a workable.
This instructable will cover the compressor cart.
Just realized that my cart looked just like someone's published metal compressor cart, it's a great cart and the authur did a very nice job! Here is the link:
Step 1: Design Concept
In my case, the cart is fairly easy, and workbench is a challenge.
· I wanted to have thefuture work surfaces height at 38”, as it might become my table saw in-feed table someday. So my compressor cart height was very limited to be at least 1/2" shy of 38".
· I like to have a split top again to avoid using sacrificial wood strips underneath the table - one thing less to carry. In that regard, I would like to have two of these tables build, one with compressor, one with some kind of tool boxes so I can use them together.
· I also like to have a shelf under the table that I can put my tools on so that they don't taking up the work surface. In the future, I'd build a miter saw support or integrated router box to fit in between the two, so eventually this will be the portable miter saw station and router station.