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    Mobile workbench/tool box

    There are a few things in life that are never big enough...ummm yeah, well that too...

    But other than wishing I was hung like Dirk Digler, a mobile workbench was pretty high up on the list. Something to store tools in, be able to roll around, and assemble stuff on top of. But at around $4000 to buy one, it only left two options for someone like me...make one, or go without.

    So I'm making one:

    Collection of 3 draw filing cabinets. I cut about 60mm off the total height of each one. It would have been way to high otherwise. Some were also 4 draws, this didn't matter as I just cut them down to match the size of the others.




    Next was to mig weld all 5 cabinets together. I stich welded them around the edges. Then made up an angle iron base that it will sit in.





    8 caster wheels were added to support the weight. Yes this is epic over engineering...but they are cheap, so I don't see any negatives in this.





    And paint time...




    I ran out of paint, so haven't done the draws yet. But will get onto this asap. I also need to make the bench top to go on top. Will post more pics as it happens.

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    Nice one. Epic shed
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    I'm very envious of that workshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    I'm very envious of that workshop
    It's been a long time in the making. For decades I've toiled away without a garage, and worked in some ridiculous spaces that would even confuse George Clarke's (amazing spaces) mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    It's been a long time in the making. For decades I've toiled away without a garage, and worked in some ridiculous spaces that would even confuse George Clarke's (amazing spaces) mind.
    When do you find time for TV?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    When do you find time for TV?
    That's a little funny, as we haven't had tv for about 3 year's now...and life is better without it.
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    Mounted on roller chassis.



    It wheels beautifully! All the casters are the type with brakes, so it can also be locked if you want to have it fixed.

    Just gotta get more paint to finish draws, and work out a bench top?

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    Looks just as good as one from repco and will probably last here times as long for half the price!
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    awesome

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    Perfect height for a bar leaner too.......just saying
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    You must be a shortarse (just sayin').

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    Hang on mate, Who is "DIRK DIGLER", and is this Toolbox for him, mite be a bit short! .
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    Draws painted




    And assembled....Boom!!!!





    Pretty happy with it for the money. Basic cost breakdown:

    Filing cabinets off Trademe total $70
    Caters x8 total $106
    Steel $50
    Paint $77

    Grand total $303

    Not bad considering the cost of anything remotely similar is $3000 - $4000.

    My brother makes kitchens, so the top is on order from his scrap pile. So it will be a freebie for me. But it's still useable as it for now

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    do you find the filling cabinet drawers will not handle the weight dedicated roll boxes will especially if you put a heavy work top on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    Hang on mate, Who is "DIRK DIGLER", and is this Toolbox for him, mite be a bit short! .
    Google it...but not if you're on a work computer

 

 

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