I got tired of wrestling with sheets of plywood, plastic, and MDF
- and so designed and built a simple, easy-to-make tilting top
shop cart that also works as an sanding/assembly table and
outfeed table for the TS. Pictures at
Following up on feedback from several people, I've posted updated
photos of the completed cart.
The "Up" link on that page leads to a small page of links to some
of the things in my shop I've been asked about most frequently.
That is one neat installation. I may just steal that idea when I'm back in a
real shop again and have it partially set up. I don't have solar panels to
fiddle with, but my aging back really, relaly doesn't like the blinking 3/4"
ply and MDF.
"An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence."
Honore de Balzac
MDF and 3/4 ply were my primary "motivators". Now I just lean the
stuff against the wall until needed and roll a sheet or two at a
time to where I'm going to cut it. It's taken a lot of load off
my back already. (-:
There are commercial tilting carts available (metal, with
hydraulic lift); but they cost $500 - 700; and I think this
version built with 2x6 and 2x4 lumber cost me less than $30 to
build. B'sides, it was kind of fun to build.
Now if I could just figure out how to build a fork lift from
construction lumber and an old lawn mower...
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