So I need a cart for my MES, so I am going to build one, I am a fabricator by hobby love to do this stuff. So here is my idea, wanting to get others ideas and build the best cart I can.
Unfortunately I have tried to post this three times, and get a 530 error each time, so here we go with out my drawing to explain it.
Get the MES off the ground it hurts my back to stoop so low.
Get a counter right next to my smoker - good for prep, wrapping, and holding the book while you check on items.
Get a place to store my smoking supplies, I having all my stuff in one location.
Get mobility so I can wheel it in and out of the garage.
Replace one of my other tool boxes as I'm running out of room and the cabinet is just to small.
So I am going to take one of my Craftsmen Rolling tool cabinets, I use the all the time for bases to equipment and store all the related tools to that operation in that cabinet. I will build a shelf to the left to hold the MES out of metal, it will raise it up little over 2 feet in the air. The right side I will build a shelf down low to hold my ember bucket, above that I will have a handle with a towel holder. the top will be a sheet of MDF with a SS top if I can find SS in the scrap pile tomorrow, or MDF with a Formica top. I will build a gutter off the back side of the counter to hold bottles, tools, and well my beverage. I am thinking about adding a power strip and an LED light with a boom to support the light. With a power strip, I can also use it to supply power to other items while I'm working out there. The smoker will not be plugged into this strip.
My plan is to build it out of steel and paint the whole thing to match. But I am thinking about going retro with the look and instead of bending it all in a sheet metal break and weld it all. I am thinking about making look more like a airplane with exposed rivets, and flared openings etc..... Painted of course, in some theme, I would love to do it in true fire, or a blue smoke.
So what does everyone think, I'm going to try and post the design concept drawing next as I think that's what is erroring out.
Edited by jacobss914 - 9/18/10 at 6:33am