ROLL-A-ROUND SHOP CART

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Introduction: ROLL-A-ROUND SHOP CART

About: In my shop I have a name for hammer, saw, and plier. The saw is Tess, the hammer's Joe, and Glumdalclitch is the plier. Yes, I'm brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. With that, le…

I needed a cart for my bandsaw and scroll saw and was determined to make it out of scraps I had already in my Little Shop of Jarfold.

Step 1: THE PLAN AND TOOLS

I worked from a loose sketch.

Miter saw

Circular saw

Drill

Pocket hole jig

Rafter's square

Straight cut jig

Router

Step 2: ALL BUILT FROM SCRAPS

This shop cart has been on my to-do list for a bit. I have plenty of scraps and that is what I used. The only thing I bought new were the casters.

Step 3: THE TOP

The top was a 2 x 12 cut in half but not long enough to hold the two saws -- so I added 2 x 6s as breadboards to the ends. It was assembled with pocket screws.

Step 4: TESTING THE SIZE

The fit was fine.

Step 5: THE FRAME

I used pressure treated 2 x 4 scraps left over from the yard gate I built for the top frame, and pocket screwed it to the top.

Step 6: THE LEGS

I used 5/4 x 6 decking for the legs. I ripped them to make the combined sides the same width, cut them to the same length, and secured them to the corners.

Step 7: CASTERS

I added the casters.

TIP: To clear the sawdust from a box of screws, dump them all out and pick them up with a magnet.

Step 8: BOTTOM SHELF

I used 5/4 x 6 decking for the bottom shelf.

Step 9: DRAWER CUBBIES

I made cubbies for two drawers using 5/4 x 6 decking and pallet wood.

Step 10: DRAWERS

I want two drawers. I dismantled a pallet. The cart was turned upside down and I built cubbies for the two drawers shown previously. I cut the pallet wood to size, rabbeted the edges, added a bottom, glued it, and taped it together until dry. I tested the fit, then built the second drawer.

Step 11: PIZZAZZING THE DRAWERS

The drawer faces were boring. It was time for some pizzazz. From that carload of scraps I'd gotten from a neighbor, I found some wood. I trimmed off the white strips and rounded the edges of the brown wood which I ripped to width. Then I glued the white wood to the brown wood. I framed the drawer face. I added some knobs leftover from MY KITCHEN CORNER HUTCH BUILD. And the job was done.

Step 12: THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY LITTLE SHOP OF JARFOLD

"You got your mama's sunshine, you got your daddy's rain.

You're like a piece of heaven in a hurricane.

You keep bubbling over like sweet champaign.

You got your mama's sunshine, you got your daddy's rain."

Drew Holcomb

All comments appreciated. All questions answered.

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    3 Comments

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    oragamiunicorn
    oragamiunicorn

    Tip 1 year ago on Step 7

    cover the magnet with a cloth or you'll find it is covered with iron fillings and other magnetic dirt. pull the cloth away when you are done and you have a clean magnet

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    Reply 1 year ago

    Just use a thick plastic bag. Getting filings out of a magnet is a nightmare!

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes, OU, brilliant thinking! Although, there is something very thrilling about pulling off those metal filings.