Hooray! Finally, my first 'ible. I've done quite a bit of lurking and commenting, but never had the time (or forward thinking) to produce my own, so bare with me as I stumble through the editing process. That said, let me tell you about one of my latest projects.
I got my 10 gal Powermate compressor from the Mart of Walls a few months ago. I really took a gamble on it because I really couldn't find any reviews on the thing. But the price was right for the size and flow, I believe it was about $125. This thing came with everything you need to get started: coil hose, air gun, tire inflator, teflon tape, etc. I bought a new 50' hose to compliment it. It even had wheels and a handle!
So, "where's the problem?" you might ask. Well, the machine is just under 2ft 6in tall. I'm 6'1". Also, the handle wasn't anywhere near long enough to store the 50' hose. So, I managed to fashion a longer handle out of scrap material that doesn't permanently change the compressor. I even put a hook that swivels on it to hold a nail gun.
Here's a list of the parts:
Frame 2x2 white pine
Handle 1" OD dowel
Straps old Boy Scout belt I had laying around from when my waist was half the size it is now.
Bailing wire to hold it to the tank
Accessary hook J-hook pluming hanger (These things are cheap and hold a lot of weight. I use them all over the shop.)
I plan on adding some kind of tray/box to the top to keep all the accessories in, but this is it, for now. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help. I figured everyone has a different compressor, so, this is just for inspiration.
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