Tilt-Top Shop Cart
Move large, unwieldy stock without breaking your back
Synopsis: Fred Sotcher had a specific list of tasks he wanted his materials-handling cart to perform. Here, he offers detailed project plans and directions on how to build this handy, versatile shop accessory. The cart not only helps move heavy, unwieldy stock, but also doubles as a bench surface and tablesaw infeed/outfeed table, and it can be stored conveniently out of the way.
The first time I manhandled a sheet of 1-in.-thick medium-density fiberboard (MDF) onto my tablesaw, I realized that I needed something to assist with this backbreaking task. So I set out to design a materials-handling cart. But I wanted more than just a plywood mover. My wish list required this shop aid to do the following tasks: