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    Default Welding Cart For 250EX And PP60 Plasma Cutter+ Boat Project

    I decided to make a cart for the 250 EX tig machine and my PP60. I tig welded the whole thing except for two small welds at the bottom that were done with the mig.
    Didn't really have a plan, I just cobbled it up out of what I had on hand. Everything had been rusting outside for a year other than the sheet metal. The frame is 1x1x1/8 hot roll, the sheet is 14ga hot roll.
    I tried making plug welds on the bottom shelf but they turned out looking like crap so I gave it another pass with the 7" 24 grit flap wheel. I just tacked the top every two inches, that worked much better for me.
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    I wanted to mount the Motor Guard M60 dryer to the frame but it didn't come with a bracket, so I cut two pieces of 1/4x3 hot roll, welded them together and then plasma cut the bracket and cleaned it up on the belt sander.
    The dryer just sits in it and can be lifted out for service. The bottle brackets are made from the same 1/4x3 hot roll.

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    My welds range from OK to crap but I'm practicing. Poor eyesight is my biggest problem, getting old sucks.

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    I shot it with semi-flat black Rustoleum. The primer ran like water but it'll work.

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    The caster brackets were cut from two pieces of 1x4 cold roll, then cut in half on the horizontal band saw to make them about 1/2" thick and threaded 1/2x13 for the 5" ball bearing total lock casters.
    I like casters on all four corners so I can move it in any direction. The cart doesn't go outside. The casters cost about $9 each and work great. http://www.ebay.com/itm/151428117977?_
    I put them on everything that needs to roll in my shop.

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    I'm happy with it, it suits me.
    Last edited by zoama; 07-19-2015 at 11:19 PM.
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    Looks good, to me. I especially like your pieced together dryer bracket. I'd be lost without a cheater lens, in my helmet, these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    Looks good, to me. I especially like your pieced together dryer bracket. I'd be lost without a cheater lens, in my helmet, these days.
    Thanks, I use my bifocals but when I get in an odd position I lose focus and start guessing.
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    Excellent cart , good job !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donor76 View Post
    Excellent cart , good job !!!
    Thank you.
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    To the guys who have looked at my cart...

    What would you have done different ?
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    Can't see anything I would change. Heck if Donor76 says it is nice, can't get much better than that. Maybe a self or something to clutter up with consumables
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    A little 16v Lund boat project with my silly assistant trying to help. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yeah,

    It looks like an elegant design, i.e., no dead spaces, no needlessly used material, there's a dual-purposed cart handle/torch hose rack. Nice.

    One point I'll mention, as I recently modified a Norther Tool welding cabinet to accept two 150 CF bottles, which included ditching the single, loose-fit chain bracket that was well below the centerline of a 150 CF bottle.

    So, maybe it's just a quibble, as two ratchet straps, even below the centerline will undoubtedly secure the bottle well enough, but if I were building a completely custom cart I'd probably have put a couple of uprights and a crossmember at the height of the top of your welder, to secure the bottle above its centerline.


    Quote Originally Posted by zoama View Post
    To the guys who have looked at my cart...

    What would you have done different ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    Yeah,

    It looks like an elegant design, i.e., no dead spaces, no needlessly used material, there's a dual-purposed cart handle/torch hose rack. Nice.

    One point I'll mention, as I recently modified a Norther Tool welding cabinet to accept two 150 CF bottles, which included ditching the single, loose-fit chain bracket that was well below the centerline of a 150 CF bottle.

    So, maybe it's just a quibble, as two ratchet straps, even below the centerline will undoubtedly secure the bottle well enough, but if I were building a completely custom cart I'd probably have put a couple of uprights and a crossmember at the height of the top of your welder, to secure the bottle above its centerline.
    With the lashing straps pulled tight the bottle is one with the cart. It might as well be welded in. I even shove it sideways by the bottle well above center. No worries
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoama View Post
    What would you have done different ?
    I would probably have built it with a drawer so that consumables etc. are always close at hand.

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    I like this cart a lot. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    I would probably have built it with a drawer so that consumables etc. are always close at hand.
    I added a drawer when building mine, and it was definitely worth it. I thought maybe I'd store my helmets in there, but I found it more useful for other misc items like consumables, foot pedal, etc.

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