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So I want to build a cart for my MES.  Let you all know, fabrication is my Hobie, I love to work metal. So here's what I came up with.


I want counter-space

I want storage

I want mobility on hard surfaces

I want it to look cool and fit my garage decor.


So here's what I came up with.  I'm going to upgrade on of my tool chests I have which is a lower cabinet roller, I currently have my drill press and accessories stored in it.  I will take that craftsmen unit, put a hardwood top, or a Formica counter-top on it.  I will fabricate a side mount for the MES, so the controls will be at 57", which is good for my 6'2" height.  I will add a counter weight to the far side in the form of another shelf that will hold my metal hot embers can.  Extended a tray and pull above that to hold a towel, and a knife.  Across the back, I will build a trough to hold sauce bottles and my drink of choice.  the drawers will be used for storage of smoking supplies, and tools of the trade.


Here is the mock-up of the concept I'll be using for the build.


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Come to think of it my ember can looks like a pony keg in the picture, hmm??????


So the holes are lightening holes, that I will flare, just like a good airplane.  I could bend this all up on the sheet metal brake, but think it would be more fun to do it old school with rivets and seams.


I did not show the wheels in the diagram, they are under the tool chest.  And yes I will have to paint the entire thing to match, and probably the MES will get a paint job also.