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metalmagpie
01-26-2015, 12:53 PM
Please take a look at my latest project, the modular tube dolly (MTD).

Thanks!

metalmagpie

http://www.nwnative.us/Grant/shop%20articles/mtd/projectWebPage.html

boslab
01-26-2015, 01:08 PM
Nice job, looks the buisness, does the job, I'm tempted to copy but knowing my luck I'd loose the bloody lathe as well, the local heroes would tow it!, lol
Mark

bborr01
01-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Nice job on the skates. I may build something like that myself. Thanks for posting it.

Brian

edit: That would be a good addition to the shop made tools thread.

Firecracker
01-26-2015, 02:35 PM
Very neat idea, like it. I've used these corner movers (http://www.workshopping.co.uk/product/corner-movers-4pc/CM4/) to move similar, however the set I borrowed were modded with a angle iron post welded into the corner of the cutout, so the could be either clamped to the load or a ratchet strap put round them.

There's a tale involving them, a large workbench, a canvassing MP and me discovering that the garage floor sloped toward the door......

Owain

JRouche
01-26-2015, 02:42 PM
Thanks for sharing Grant. Nice work. Ill be keeping that page for future ref. :) JR

Paul Alciatore
01-26-2015, 03:52 PM
That looks like a great design and build. I like space saving things too.

You forgot to mention the storage space for the pry bar is small too.

Be careful using it.

dp
01-26-2015, 04:05 PM
That looks incredibly stout. I like it. It is worth considering as a permanent but moveable platform.

Old Hat
01-27-2015, 03:13 AM
You should get some kind of Award for designing that.
And a Trophy for building it!!

tmc_31
01-27-2015, 09:01 AM
Very nice build Grant. I too will save this page.

Tim

michigan doug
01-27-2015, 12:00 PM
Clever. Very Clever in fact...

doug