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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Since I made this yard cart back in the summer I've been wanting a tool box on it. Working around the yard & garden this past summer I got tired of my tools rolling around inside.  Sometimes I had to search for them inside dirt, gravel & whatever else I was hauling. Another reason was cutting & hauling firewood out of the woods so I thought this would be good to keep my equipment out of the cart area.

 

This is a mock up of what I want. 

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I had some scrap 3/4" scrap plywood to make the box.

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I used the same material for the sleeves that will hold the chainsaw's. I used some 3/8" plywood for spacers in between to form the pockets.

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I wanted to make this removable so I made some brackets using 3/16"x 1" flat stock. I heated these & bent them on the vice.

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All packed up to see how everything fits. I put some mixed gas, bar oil, come along, nylon rope with hooks, wedge, screw driver, pliers, & chain file. When I leave I'll have a few more things like a coffee thermos & snacks. The wood you see in this pic was some I cut last year I hauled down to the shop. Yeah I know it sounds like a long trip & it will be. I took my first trip yesterday morning & it was definitely a journey. I'll share that on another thread later on today with a lot of pics. One little clue everything worked out fantastic!

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Yes  "a place for everything and everything in its place"   I got a dump of snow needs put some place


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Nice cart. I was looking at some store built options to haul a weedeatwr, chain saw and other goodies. Yours looks Nice and probably a fraction of the cost!
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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:25 PM

:good_job:


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Nice looking Caddy! Looks to be working well!


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:42 PM

Nice job on the caddy. I was cutting and hauling firewood the other day and I'm planning on doing something similar. This just isn't working out very well.

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Posted December 05, 2017 - 06:53 PM

Very nice job. I was thinking about the same thing when I was cutting yesterday. I use a Ford 2000 with an FEL and a counterweight on the 3 ph. I was thinking of a box on top of the counterweight to carry the saw, cables, chains, an axe, and wedges. I don't need to carry fuel nor oil because I need to make so many trips back with wood that I just keep it at the house. I want a waterproof cover too. I hope that mine comes out as nice as yours did. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 07, 2017 - 05:38 PM

Very nice job. I was thinking about the same thing when I was cutting yesterday. I use a Ford 2000 with an FEL and a counterweight on the 3 ph. I was thinking of a box on top of the counterweight to carry the saw, cables, chains, an axe, and wedges. I don't need to carry fuel nor oil because I need to make so many trips back with wood that I just keep it at the house. I want a waterproof cover too. I hope that mine comes out as nice as yours did. Good Luck, Rick

Sounds like a good place to add some extra weight where you need it. Maybe a wood box that could be removed easily would work good. I've been looking for two years at flea markets & yard sales for metal boxes that I could use for various projects but most are rusted too bad or the cost is too much.






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