Woodworking Tips & Trick
Keep wheels. Place them on a stool or chair.
A little foam double stick tape under the ratchet means they won't slide in the drawer. You could also use velcro.
Keep them…you will never find them if ever you need them in your next life.
Use the old wheels to make a dolly with some scrap 2×6’s.
what you can do with the old wheels is use on garden type item where you can pull or what not, just an idea.
Put an m-80 underneath all 4 old wheels and see how far you can blow them up. Ya know….let’s just try and see what happens!
Love the new intro today. Yep tool boxes on wheels always test my patience.
make a go cart for the kids! 🙂 have fun
I never figured out a good way to put the wrench holders in there. I eventually just removed the holders and have a metric and standard set in each drawer
Cool intro and nice video, Maybe use the wheels on a movable garden planter…?
Hey! Love the vid-clips for the title sequence. Nice addition.
Gotta love Charlie! He is the best!
I always wanted a large Craftsmen tool chest for my kitchen island. A nice chopping block installed on top? The drawers would be great for kitchen gadgets & knives etc.
Eric you could use the wheels for a grill table? You can get drawer liners.
Very nice. I vote you leave the old wheels in a box outside the house.
If I were you I’d cut a piece of ply to fit nicely in the top then mount the vice through the wood and into the cart. Also maybe some steel or wood on the bottom so the vice isn’t stressing that small section of really thin metal quite so much
you can also attach things on the sides 😉
Can’t find a way to add pix here. I have a board the width & depth of the open drawer covered in drawer liner (you needs some) that I can use as a fine work bench next to my desk chair. Really good for close soldering circuits & assembly/disassembly work using a magnifier. The board is drilled for a light duty vice. I also had a piece of magnetic mat left over from my sign cutting days, used to put magnetic signs on the sides of cars. That keeps the chasing tiny parts to a minimum.
Also, I left the end handle off & have big power strips on both ends.
I found out my pier & beam floor isn’t level. Glad I bought the wheels with locks.
I cut some thin indoor/outdoor carpet for the base of each drawer so all those metal tools don't slide around when i pull the drawers out. Love the new intro, btw.
If you get another chest, an old door between them make a great standing desk or workbench.
Youll want two static wheels once it’s full and heavy. It’ll never push in a straight line. Lol
That cheap store sells 18 inch magnetic strips you can screw onto the side of your tool cart. Then you just put a wrench on the magnet and ZAP it's stuck. 18" can hold lots of box wrenches.
Screw wrenches to a board
Did I hear you say something about baking a cake with a heat gun ?
Is there a way to lock the wheels
Cheap wheels like those work well for the bearing surfaces of a simple spinning barrel composter. Doesn't matter if they are the swivel kind or fixed, the weight of the barrel keeps them oriented.
You should have 2 independent and 2 fixed wheels… like a car you should only steer one direction
You could use the old wheels for some sort of a hauling wagon made out of pallets!Love the socket wrench set hack!Great idea with the vice!
Great video! If you were my neighbor, we’d probably be best friends.
Put the crap wheels in the FREE box.
seems like a "heat gun" is an extra expense? why not try a hair drier on hottest setting?
Hi, Eric! About that clamp up top, I have a suggestion for you, if ever you find it ends up being in the way of other things you may want to do with the top of that tool bench. Look at either welding or epoxying the bolts so they're affixed to the underside with the threads sticking out up top, and using wingnut bolts to tighten the clamp down; or else switching to some sort of cotter-pin set-up, so that you can pull the pins anytime you want to remove the clamp.
As for the set of socket-wrenches, I'd think about putting the case on a hinge set at the front of the drawer, and the case aligned so it's … damn, trying to describe what I'm seeing is impossible without drawing it. Guess I'll have to email you, lol.
Good luck, and good ideas! I'm here in an apartment and suffering from a lack of tool-storage and access, but looking at your set-up gave me a great idea about how to organize everything!
I have 4 roll toolboxes wished I had changed the wheels long ago. where did you get the 4 wheeler,
I simply cut one by one strips of wood from my scrap pile of wood the length or depth of my tool drawers and using my radial arm saw cut grooves in them about every 1/2 to 3/8 5/16 of an inch and slotted my wrenches in that way I was able to get almost 60 ranches in a 40in drawer
I made old caster wheels into the rollers for my interior sliding barn door. Just a thought. Love the channel.
@ 7:07 that is what I hate about most tool boxes today. They make the drawers so Damm hard to open. Use your old dolly wheels, attach them to a 3/4 piece of plywood and put your Generator on it. If you have a generator, that is.
I cut the handles off the wrench holders.
Once you have your toolbox in place in your shop you might not move it very often.I swapped mine out with casters that have grease fittings for the swivels and the axles.
If you add the vice put a 1/4 aluminum plate under the top of the toolbox for support. It will flex if you start to apply excessive force at the vice.
Another "brilliant" display of human ingenuity. 🙂
Got a crafts man bottom chest for 16 dollars on clearance at sears. I snagged it quickly as soon as I saw it. It was in the closeout/scratch and dent area. It has a bay and only 2 drawers, but for 16 bucks I wasn't that picky. I put HF castors on it like you did. My dad gave me a older craftsman vice. It was racked so I took the drawers out of it and untwisted it and beat a few dents out. Ditched the garage bay style door to make it an open shelf. Mounted the castors. Then took some 2 x4 scraps I had laying around and ripped them on the table saw and made a butcher block top for it. Mounted the vice to the top and screwed the vice into wood. The only issue I have is its all an narrow and can fall over if you have lots weight in the drawers and the are open or you have something to have in the vice. The 2 fixed wheels would have helped with that, but overall since I used mostly what I had in the shop and took back some unused things to get the castors I have under 40 bucks in the whole deal. Works well. I keep most of my "mechanic" tools in it to use a service cart for the bikes and cars.
your syrup cooker could use some wheels right?
I got rid of my wrench holders and put them on rubber mats all lined up by size. But I hate wrench holders….
Man gets on my verve’s
Dude, I thought you were Tom Waits at first. The pianos been drinking. I've got an old craftsman chest, and the casters are heavy duty, but mine too has just 2 swivels. I like the idea of 4, like you did. Yeah, never get rid of the old stuff, they come in handy somewhere. Peace
I find that yoga mats work well for drawer liners
Like your video, just subbed
I went with 2 swivel casters with 5 " tires. If you have to push tool cart hundreds of feet in work never go with 4 swivels. 4 are great if never leaving a small garage. Always installed a piece of 3/4" thick plywood before installing a nice size vise to give if extra support. Tip on socket box hinge bin removal rocks. Never thought or seen this great way of storing then taking sockets out to say work on a car. Always line drawers with a ribbed mat. Had a double duplex recetacle 4" box mounted on my 3 work carts along with a 50 cord attached to box to use while on a ladder. Had too many extension cords walk when just left on top of cart. Had unistrut on opposite end of vise that I stored rools of easy to dispense wire. Fabricated a 4" wide tray to hold up to 6 cans of WD40 etc. Work smart makes work easier.
Spare wheels, spare lid from the socket set – combine them! dog water bowl on wheels 😁
Never seen this channel before. Within the first 5 seconds you say " You guys like labs and tool carts, right?". Never hit the subscribe button so fast.
Bolt the old wheels to your garbage pails!!😎
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