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Old 01-16-2018, 02:32 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
 
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Default Ikea Shop Cart

Ikea sells a very handy kitchen cart that works great in my shop./ It comes in a few colors, this ivory, a black and a rust color.

It rolls well and the three shelves are a convenient height, whether I'm standing, sitting on a stool or on the floor. And they ship, so you don't have to go to a physical store if there's none convenient.

The shelves are slightly smaller than I'd really like, but handy enough anyway. The height is good but it might be a bit low.

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A couple of my friends have these, too. One of them suggested leaving the middle shelf out, but I haven't found that necessary.

Outside of having bought this product, I have no other connection to Ikea.

Dave

Last edited by David Paule : 01-16-2018 at 08:20 PM. Reason: Used it all afternoon & changed my opinion of the height.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:09 PM
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Thats good Dave, it beats dragging the cardboard box around the garage.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:39 PM
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There goes another $24.99 plus tax and shipping... Thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:55 PM
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Default Our Friends at Harbor Freight ...

Our Friends at Harbor Freight have a similar one, appears to be larger with bigger wheels.

https://www.harborfreight.com/three-...dtYWlsLmNvbQ==

Currently on sale as item #6650, in case the link above doesn't work.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:07 PM
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Default Followup

Bought the rust-colored one, since anything made of steel will show rust sooner or later in our damp winter climate.

An ideal tool cart for rolling around in tight and not-so-tight spaces, thanks again for the tip!
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:08 AM
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Perfect! Thanks for sharing this. Just yesterday I was complaining to my "bucking bar buddy" how every time I need a tool, it's always on the other side of the plane. This will eliminate that issue.

Plus, it's Monday and I get to start the week with a fix for my addiction to buying tools.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:43 AM
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Default Grypmat

Another handy tool caddy that I love is the Grypmat. They're soft, clingy plastic and conform to the top of your wing or fuselage to keep from marring the finish. I just bought the large one. I just bought the large one for $60.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:22 PM
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I liked the look of the IKEA trolley for the workshop so looked to see if it's available here in the U.K. Yes, for £45/$63! What a rip-off.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:14 PM
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Default More tools

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Perfect! Thanks for sharing this. Just yesterday I was complaining to my "bucking bar buddy" how every time I need a tool, it's always on the other side of the plane. This will eliminate that issue.

Plus, it's Monday and I get to start the week with a fix for my addiction to buying tools.
Randy, you’re not doing it right. What you need is two carts and two sets of tools
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:30 PM
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Default Or a bathroom carpet

Dollar Store bathroom carpets with rubber backing and enough cushioning to protect the wing surface. No compartments, per se, but stuff doesnt want to roll off. Absorbent too. $6.

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Another handy tool caddy that I love is the Grypmat. They're soft, clingy plastic and conform to the top of your wing or fuselage to keep from marring the finish. I just bought the large one. I just bought the large one for $60.
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