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#16 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2017 - 03:26 PM

Todays progress picture gives a idea how the whole project might look when finished. I built several brackets today to hang sanders, nibblers and air drills on the rear . Also finished some upside down welding and attached the tool box and middle welder secure. I am already getting use out of the 12 outlets. I will design the front to carry a few more tools also . With the little wider placement of the rear tires that should make it more stable and not top heavy.

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Posted October 19, 2017 - 04:34 PM

Front axle parts cut out and welded together today . Also got the front pivot pin and faceplate welded on. Last I got the pivot tube cut and the matching faceplate for it welded in place. Next I will extend the front cart frame and attach the pivot tube to the frame with plenty of frame braces. This was a easy and inexpensive design for the steering considering the duel wheel setup. Otherwise I would have built a traditional  axle with spindles and tie rods.

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Posted October 21, 2017 - 02:31 PM

Next progress picture , today I cut out the parts for the front steering support , slowly making progress

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Posted October 22, 2017 - 01:13 PM

Progress today I cut out the parts for the T-handle and hinge brackets. I also got them all welded together.

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Posted October 24, 2017 - 03:58 PM

Welding Cart Progress- Today I got the front fenders attached , the front frame extension finished and some new front shelves . Then I got some red paint on the new metal. Next I will work on the back side. Very happy how the T-handle steers very easy. Once I get the pivot pin and face plates greased it will be perfect.

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 09:05 AM

Portable Workbench Progress - I got the rear of the cart looking good and all the cords and cables organized . No more tangled mess . Now I will move to the top of the table and build a couple stands for a retractable worklight, a retractable multiple electric cord and a retractable air hose. Also a stand for a radio.

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 06:09 PM

Here are the last four additions to the moving welding cart. I built the supports and shelves for them this afternoon and got them painted. Tomorrow I should have the cart done.

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 09:59 PM

My neighbour called my welding cart the War Machine but yours is much more substantial.  Great work!

 

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Posted October 28, 2017 - 05:35 PM

Thanks , Portable workbench, rolling welding table or pit cart, I guess its a little of all of them combined. I got it pretty much done today . A week ago I loaded it up with a variety of my most used tools and I been working off this cart 95% ever since. I have 13 tool boxes and this is awesome . I love it. I pulled it outside today through the front garage and it pulls a little harder than I thought , ha,ha. But it does roll very smooth and turns great. I will post a video of me pulling it out of the workshop.

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Posted October 28, 2017 - 07:03 PM

Very nice. Look forward to seeing the video.

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Posted October 29, 2017 - 08:40 AM

Thanks, The video is now on You-Tube, video number 215. Not sure how to attach it here?? But if you click on the link below it takes you there.


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Posted October 29, 2017 - 09:19 AM


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Posted November 09, 2017 - 07:17 PM

I have 13 cheap tool boxes, the last several days I have been taking them apart cleaning everything , adjusting the slide brackets and adding lube. It is helping make the drawers slide much better. Today I moved 4 top chests under 3 workbenches. Tomorrow going to move a bottom chest under another bench. Trying to get more organized. Then next week I want to stretch another metal table and insert two bottom chests together and add bigger tires . I have many smaller tires and without a drill press, a vise , welders , etc. the smaller tires will work perfect. It will have a pull T- handle handle too but just have drawers for tools. I love how the first one can be moved around so easy I just got to make another simpler version. I will share my progress next week.



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Posted November 10, 2017 - 06:05 PM

Todays project I used the plasma cutter to cut out the old drawers in this workbench so I could insert these two lower toolboxes. This will be much handier to have all these extra drawers at the main workbench. I also cleaned and lubed another tool chest today. The second photo you can see one of my mini workbenches made from a cheap box with a short piece of countertop . It is very handy and moves very easy. Also the second photo shows two of the lower boxes I will merge into one rolling toolbox starting next week. This will give me more floor space and make the other empty metal table much more practical.

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 07:38 PM

Looks good! BTW did you get a killer deal on some red paint?






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