2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Shop Tools Mount On Wheeled Cart
The cart carries a vise, drill press, and grinder. He moves it with a metal pull handle attached to one end.
“I’m semi retired and we recently moved to a smaller place. As a result, I went from a big workshop to a 2-car attached garage,” says Williams. “I didn’t want to give up all my tools and didn’t want the drill cuttings and grindings falling on the garage floor to track into our house. I roll the cart out to the edge of our driveway to do my work and use air to blow any debris toward the yard.”
He already had a metal framed cart with locking caster wheels. He mounted an oak pallet on top of the cart and added a 1/2-in. thick steel plate on top of the pallet, to which he lag-bolted the tools.
“I didn’t need to use such a heavy steel plate, but it was what I already had and it makes a heavy, solid base,” says Williams. “I drilled holes in the plate and lag- bolted through them to the pallet. I mounted the drill press on a 2-in. thick wooden block so that it sets up higher and I can drill longer pieces.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gene Williams, Jr., 1903 College Ave, Vincennes, Ind. 47591 (ph 812 890-1530; Gene-Cj@hotmail.com).
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