I am in the final stretch of this project and cant wait to start using the cart, there is so much storage in this cabinet that it will free up a huge drawer in my miter saw station. This post might wander a little bit because I am going to write about my old unit that I am replacing, I also found a different concept for attach the casters and why I like it.
WHAT I GOT DONE TODAY
- Removed the old casters to be used on the new cabinet
- Attached the casters
- Finished the top
REMOVING THE OLD
Since casters are on the expensive side I decided that I would use the casters on the unit that I am replacing, the casters are 3" but they provide 4" up from the ground, they are lockable and they can be turned in any direction as they have 360 degrees roatating ability.
ATTACHING THE CASTERS TO THE DRILL PRESS CART
So now that I have the used casters off the old cart I am ready to attach them to the new cart and I am doing it differently than I have in the past.
Instead of using lag bolts / nuts / washers to attach the casters I am using hex head sheet metal screws and washers and the reason I am using these is because I don't need to drill through holes on the vases of what I make and I can secure them in the plywood as they don't protrude through the other side. Then attaching them is very easy I just attached a hex head socket bit in my drill and screwed them home.
FINISHING OFF THE TOP
All that was left was for me to finish off the top and all I needed to do was roundover the edges with my palm router and apply a couple coats of finish on the top where the drill press would be stationed.
Here is where I leave the project for today
The cabinet is almost finished all that's needed now is the drawer pulls that I am going to try and make, I have never made drawer pulls before and I am in the process of designing them on my Sketchup program
- All that's left now is to make the solid ash drawer pulls and breakdown the old cart
Until next time , take care